Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rock Country

 After saying farewell  to our friends at Wright's Bridge  we continued up the road to Ballingup and then onto Bridgetown. On our way there Lynn was not happy with the performance of the brakes on the caravan and after making enquiries,  he decided that a trip back to Bunbury was in order to get the problem solved.

 The auto electrical people there were very good but it took all afternoon to solve the problem and only after fitting 2 new brake units did they come up with a solution. In the mean time as Lynn was testing the brakes he backed into a low wall between their property and the one next door and managed to wreck a water container and its carrier. The container was about to be thrown out anyway as it was very brittle ( sun affected). The carrier was beyond repair.

 Because it took all afternoon to fix we opted to stay in a caravan park for the night rather than go looking for a free camp. It also gave me a chance to catch up on some washing and Lynn topped the water tanks up.

From Bunbury we went  to Collie where we stopped up on groceries and posted a parcel to Lisa with 4 dresses that I had made for the twins and 2 blankets that I had made from polar fleece and edged with patchwork binding and appliqued some  butterflies etc on to them.

 Gorge Rock Pool

 This was beginning of our trip around the rock country to places that our friends from Mandurah had recommended.  We were heading in an easterly direction but taking a bit of a loop to pick up the various  spots.
 At Narrogin  we stopped at the Info centre and got lots of information about the local area before heading off to Yornaning Dam. This delightful place  was quite pretty but the Flies were dreadful, ( time of the year).

 Helen on top of  Gorge Rock

 We then made our way to Kokerbin Rock near Shackleton.  There was a small campground there but there was also water and flushing toilets which for in the middle of nowhere was quite good. I had a bit of a look around the base of the Rock but it looked too far to walk to the top. As we drove out the road follows a loop around the base and it is quicker to walk from the other side.

Kokerbin Rock
  We then made our way via Bruce Rock ( A Town ) to Hyden and Wave Rock . Hyden had a great display of different things historical made out of recycled bits and pieces.

 Amphitheatre at Bruce Rock

Wave Rock

 Historical display at Hyden using recycled  materials

another part of the same display

1 comment:

  1. Hello Helen and Lyn
    My name is Mark Knowles, I’m a journalist for Caravan and Motorhome On Tour Magazine.
    We’re constantly on the lookout for photos of people on the road with their rig to feature in the magazine.
    I was looking at your wonderful blog and saw some of your great pictures and wanted to ask if you could email me some so we could put them in the magazine.
    We’re only too happy to send you a copy of the magazine if we use one of your pictures, and of course, we can attribute the image to you.
    It’s always fun to see yourself and your rig on the pages of the magazine and share your experiences with other RV enthusiasts.
    Right now I’m working on an article about some popular touring routes around Australia, with a focus on where you can find some great free-camping spots.
    I see you have travelled to some of the area’s I’m hoping to feature and would love to get some photos of you at any of the free-camping spots you have stayed at in these regions.
    At the moment I’m hoping to find some pics in areas including northern and outback QLD, Tassie, south-west WA, the Murray River region, NSW south coast and the Eyre Peninsula in SA.
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    Like I said, we’re always after photo’s, so even if you don’t have any for these particular places, I was hoping to put you on my contact list and maybe contact you again in the future about upcoming stories.
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    Mark Knowles
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