Total: 751.2 km, 4466 m; Dist: 93.0km (Carol), Time: 4:31, Speed: 20.5 km/h, El: 493m
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Somewhere.
Frankland River. Is this the one Robin Gray described as a leech-ridden ditch?
No, no point in damming this one. It’s very still.
We follow the signs
And pass into wheat-station central:
Here they are rolling them up:
Other places make big-bales:
Then the big bales are super-baled:
These are huge. One paddock reduces to one of these road-train sized bales. All they have to do is compress it; and that’s the way you make weet-bix:
Onwards. Oh No.
We stop at “Kenny’s pool” but can’t find it.
But there were some amazing flowers.
Next stop at the sampler:
Couldn’t work this one out. For example: “Please refrain from talking on your mobile phone while we are spearing or sampling”?? As if there would be Vodafone coverage here…
At Kendelup there is a sympathetic cafe:
One arm cyclists
The signs turn dark:
Mal’s on to it, bulldozing a few fire-breaks:
It’s touch and go for a while
But then we finally make it to Mt Barker. (And yes it was “all the way”)
Contemplating the various Mt Barker Grand Designs: The round house.
The wooden hinge:
The pram ramp:
Another quiet night.
The Pigram Brother
s – 7 piece folk/rock band from Broome.
“Moonlight” – Live under a mango tree in 2006