Aside from the opportunistic wildflower viewing down the coast of WA throughout most of October, we had a special wildflower photography morning at Lesueur National Park, near Jurian Bay. We told the kids there would be a competition. So at some stage you will get to vote for your favourite, once we each pick our favourite for presentation to the judges. This is not likely to happen while we are a single parent family!
Once again, in the middle of the red dirt and arid desert, all these beautiful gorges
It was always going to be sad, saying goodbye to my Aunty Arlie, but it was sadder, and also more peaceful than I expected. It was lovely to be with the Hecks and the extended McDougall tribe, as always, and to be
Rather than dragging the caravan out the Gibb River Road, we decided on a day trip from Derby.
The journey began with a serendipitous Skype with Marsie in Sydney and Zane and Luka in Vancouver whilst packing up at the Bungles caravan park. We didn't leave quite as soon as we would have liked but enjoyed the egress so much more!
The drive itself was really quite spectacular prompting Dom to call out at one stage "It's the end of the world!" looking out to where the flat horizon met with the sky. "If we kept driving we could fall off" Dom followed up with. "And what would happen if we did?" I wondered. " We would be in space" came the obvious reply.
We enjoyed more great escarpment action, fat termite mounds and some actual green trees and grass.
We made good time to Fitzroy Crossing arriving at about lunch time and settled in to make good use of the power and water! Isaac is super keen to buy his own laptop at the moment so earnt a few dollars cleaning out the caravan bathroom and folding some of our three spectacularly big, and significantly less dirty, loads of washing! One swim was required to settle the cabin fever in the evening and of course an episode of River Cottage Australia online, our latest addiction...
To the kids it is already becoming known as the place with the great toilets, but it was more than that...