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Goldfields and Wildflowers - Day 17 @ Homeward bound

Day 17
As the sun rays streamed in from the window we realised, that although we were very comfortable laying in bed, we really had to make some moves & pack up the camp-site. We farewelled York & headed South. Ian decided he would try & find an information centre in Brookton but he had no luck. What he did spy at the CWA was a Kings Park Fashion pop up shop. Deborah jumped at the chance to sample some fashion & a fashion show.
A little further down the road we passed through Pingelly & just had to take a photo of one of the shops in town, a reminder of the old days.

Our morning tea stop was a little town called Popanyinning. The name means water hole in the local Noongar language. The town some was gazetted & became a trading post along the railway line. The station was established in 1894 but the current building is from 1913. It has some lovely cast iron air vents in the shape of a steam train.
The local general store opened in 1908 & is still open for business today.
The Railway Station Masters house was established in 1910. Now a private residence it is looking a tad unloved, but still cute.
Ian found another Telstra phone box, this time he called his Brother Neil to have a chat.

We passed through Cuballing, Narrogin, and we stopped by the roadside for a picnic lunch at Williams, then drove on to Collie where we noticed smoke in the distance where there was a prescribed burn off.

We drove through Donnybrook, Mumbie & stopped our usual fruit & veg stall to pick up some fresh produce.
Onwards we drove through Boyanup & stopped to visit Ian's Sister in Capel. Unfortunately she was out at the time, so we travelled home to Busselton. Safe travels everyone and please stay safe! Until our next adventure we say cheerio for now.

Posted by iandeborah 12:14

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