A Travellerspoint blog

August 2021

Goldfields and Wildflowers - Day 1 Kulin & 2 Boorabbin

Heading off on our adventure today. Today's stop is Kulin.
Tripping through Capel (with a quick stop to see Lynne, Ians sister, who's broken her ankle), onto Collie and a quick rest stop in Williams. Prior to reaching Williams we had a few animal encounters...firstly sheep, running out of a farm gate in front of us, so a hasty stop was required. The second encounter was a family of ducks, obviously being taught a road safety lesson by mum and dad as they stood on the side of the road.
Lots of bright yellow canola & green wheat on the roadsides throughout our journey.
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We arrived late afternoon in Kulin at a very lovely little, shire run, caravan park. Flat, level, large concrete pads with several drive through sites. Nice ablutions and they ask you to pay what you'd like to. In general most seem to pay $25 per night, so very economical stop. The town also has a very good free camp area, with a toilet and shower block.
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After setting up a walk into town was in order but, being a Sunday, most shops were closed. So we popped into the only shop that was open, the Pub, also known as Kulin Community Hub. Down at the bar Ian got chatting to some of the locals one of which was an ex Shire Councillor. He was asking how we found the caravan park here. He also mentioned Corrigin Caravan Park has been tarted up in the last couple of years since our last visit. We thought it was a bit worn then.

Day 2 - Next overnight stop is Boorabbin Rest Area (free camping)
It was a slow & easy start to the day. It was another quiet day on the roads, even quieter when we had to stop at culvert works. Coming from the other direction were two semis with large oversized grain bins on board. We heard on channel 39, that the truckers could not fit through on the single lane that was open. So they had to do a U turn on the narrow road which extended our stay at the roadworks.
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Not long after we came across another family of ducks in road traffic training. This time they were crossing & in the middle of the road & waddled quickly across the road into a small dam & under the farmers fence beside us.
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We notice in Narembeen a rather large Hawk sculpture at the front of the Bowl & Rec Centre.
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There are many abandoned buildings in the farming regions this is just one example of an abandoned house.
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We pulled over at a parking spot to have a look for wildflowers and came across some beautiful Spider Orchids.
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Our lunch stop today was at Merredin where we took the opportunity to walk through town & visited the Vietnamese/French Bakery. Yes I did buy a lamington. They are very inventive in Merredin, they exercise while mowing the lawns.
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We headed off through the towns and ended up at tonight's destination of Boorabbin Rest Area. Look what we found on our walk here.
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