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Kulin Bush Races 2021 - The trip home

We packed up & headed for Collie. Stopped at Wickepin & noticed a new children's playground being built & the location of the house that Albert Facey grew up in. Albert Facey wrote, ' A Fortunate Life.'

We stopped in Narrogin but our favourite baker shop, Fortune French Hot Bread Shop was closed. We hit the road & stopped at the Williams Wool Shed for a pie & coffee. It was school holidays & everyone stopped too. It was very busy. Our next stop was Collie for a 2 night stop. Just before we reached Collie we saw the aftermarth of an unfortunate incident. It appeared no one was hurt. But please don't try this at home.

After setting up at the caravan park & doing a load of washing we took a stroll in the bushland next to the Collie River Caravan Park & saw these lovely flowers.

Monday was an overcast day but we took the opportunity to venture out & see the Wellington Dam Mural. The mural is the biggest of it's kind in the world & spans a massive 8000 square metre surface of the dam wall. It was painted by Australian painter, Guido Van Helten. The title of the painting is 'reflections.'

Wildflowers can be found in the Wellington National Park.

  • Please remember dogs are not allowed in National Parks.

After checking in with the visitor centre we went in search of some local wildflowers & orchids at Minninup Pool. We were chuffed to find such a nice selection.

Back into Collie townsite for a late lunch & a look at some of the murals on the shop walls as part of the Collie Mural Trail. The Murals tell local stories about the Collie River Valleys living Heritage.

'Creatures Of The Night.' Painted by Ketones6000 (Jeremy Davenport)

'The Girl In The Shop Window.' Painted by Marina Lommerse & Michael Phillips.

'Pit Pony.' Painted by Shakey (Jacob Butler.)

'Jones Family's Painted by Donald Cook.

'Dorsett Motors.' Painted by Jarrad Martyn.

'Golden Crust Bakery.' Painted by Jarrad Martyn.

Coal Miners in Collie.

We drove home past Glen Mervyn Dam, Mumbelup Tavern, Donnybrook (morning tea), Boyanup, Capel & Busselton. It was a peaceful uneventful drive.
We are home now, safe & sound.

Posted by iandeborah 05:32

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Looking forward to seeing this next week. Love the pictures.

by Annette

This is just a teaser so people can head on out & see what WA has on offer. Enjoy & safe travels Annette. See you at Peppermint Grove in a week & a half. Deb & Ian

by iandeborah

Sounds like you had a lively trip. Loved the murals, especially the one on Wellington Dam will add that to my list of places to visit.

by Michele

Lovely pictures. Pretty flowers.

by Mel

Looked like a nasty accident. So many orchids, I thought they’d be finished by now.

by Chris Riley

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