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Silo Trip - WA. Ravensthorpe then Hopetoun. Albany Silos.

We visited the Ravensthorpe Silos on our Hopetoun trip. A Fremantle based artist Amok Island, painted the 6 stages of a banksia baxteri, a 25 metre high mural on the CBH group silo in August 2016 & here it is.

First nights stop was at the Muir's Bridge Rest Area- free camping. There was plenty of water in the river & great for wildflower spotting.
Set-up at the Porongorups.
Whilst staying in the Porongurups we took a day trip out with Mark & Lauren to view the Silo Art in Albany.
The dynamic artist duo the Yok & Sheryl painted this CBH grain Silo in March 2018. It was one very happy looking marine creature ( and local resident), the ruby seadragon.

It was recommended we view (self drive) some wooden sculptures.
Low & behold Darrel Radcliffe carves these by chainsaw. This hidden gem in Albany & is amazing.

Thursday found us looking for a small religious building. St. Werburgh's chapel is a small family chapel about 10 KMs out if Mt Barker. Surprisingly the building is unlocked, allowing visitors easy access. The building was completed around 1872-74 by George Edward Egerton-Warburton. The same family seems to be involved in the upkeep and running of the chapel. Also of interest was the link the family, and the building, has with Ian's home county of Cheshire and county town cathedral in Chester.

Afterwards we took the scenic route up to the ABC tower which has great views across the landscape around the Mt. Barker region. At 184 metres tall it's pretty impressive.

We had a pleasant morning tea at the bakery before heading off for lunch at Ironwood winery.

This was followed by some further wine tastings at Castle Rock

And then Duke's winery. Meet Duke.

Posted by iandeborah 07:01

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Looks great! Very cute chapel

by Natalie

Natalie it certainly was. It had a small graveyard beside it also.

by iandeborah

The flowers are beautiful. The silos look terrific. We have been to the place where the cravings are done. The artist is amazing isn’t he. Anyway thanks for the update - bins out - safe travels.

by Sally

I love hearing about your travels, guys. There's so much to see in our beautiful land. I'm hoping all borders will be open next year so we can get out there and visit WA again.
Keep enjoying your travels. VB

by Vicki Berkhout

Silos look fabulous. Great pictures.

by Mel

Aren’t those wood carvings amazing.

by Chris Riley

There is so much to see in WA. We love it when we are out & about.

by iandeborah

Wow such clever artists on such huge canvases...
Love the wildflowers..stunning
My favourite is the little chapel...
Just such amazing history..

by Rose

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