Carawine Gorge to Newman
Trip Start Apr 02, 2012
47Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Kalgan's Rest Caravan Park
Another friend we must mention is Rufus. While sitting in the shade of a ghost Gum by the river typing up my blog I occasionally herd the rustling in the bush surrounding me but did not pay much attention to it. The next thing I looked up and there was this big red bull munching his way toward me. I had a wee moment of panic and wondered if I should make a hasty escape while I could, but then thought better of it
While Pam was still attending to the blog I went over and spoke to him and asked him why he was here when it did not appear that there were many others of his herd about. He informed me that is sole purpose was to mow [munch] the grass down, then fertilise it. He told us he was happy to have his picture in our blog but asked if we would not show his brand as he had several ex's who would be after him for calf maintenance, if they could track him down (the cows!)
We left Carrawine Gorge early expecting to be in Newman by lunchtime where we would meet up with Andrew’s sister Maria and her husband Neil. They live in Albany and had travelled up from there to spend a few weeks with us as we travel throughout the Pilbara. We took the Skull Spring Road across to Nullagine before heading south to Newman. Instead of taking us a couple of hours to traverse this road it took us nigh on 5 hours. The road was very rough with numerous wash outs and we could only average about 40 kms per hour. When we reached the Nullagine end of the road there was a road closed sign. It would have been helpful to have had a similar sign at the end we started from. The upside of this trip was the beautiful scenery including wild flowers, which we saw.
Anyway we finally arrived in Newman and it was great to finally catch up with Maria and Neil after 4 years.