Friday, 29 June 2007

Bushwalking in the outback

On a chilly September morning last year, we headed out to Western Australia’s outback to seek out the famous spring wildflowers.

We drove past carpets of wildflowers, walked through bushes and shrub, off the granite soils to the sand plain. Travelling through rolling farmland, we sought out forest alive with wildflowers, both under the trees and along the roadside; overwhelmed by the diverse range of rare, strange and exquisite wildflowers and plant species.

With the help of the experienced guide, we identified delicate wildflowers including renowned everlastings, orchids, red and green kangaroo paw, banksias, bottle brush and Western Australia’s famous orange flowering christmas trees.

We stopped at Aboriginal settlements, wandered around an abandoned mine, munched on Anzac biscuits at an unused train station and lunched at the camping grounds in the outback while gazing at kangaroos.
We saw a hedgehog too!

10 comments:

JYankee said...

Such beautiful photos! Been to Australia once too, but for business, which sucks big time. Didn't see ANYTHING. Hung out in Melbourne though. Just in time for the Australian Open Tennis. ALL the other people in the hotel were off to see tennis. Us? We were off to see customers. Bum deal.

Blur Ting said...

Oh dear. It's a lovely place to bring kids. Your daughter will love it.

One year I brought my boys to Melbourne and we had a great time farm-hopping. Our fav was the strawberry farm cos we couldn't stop popping strawberries into our mouth!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Re the first picture: I could imagine YK/SK standing there and said so cute so cute :)

HollyGL said...

Blur, Your children are so lucky to be so well travelled. They will remember these beautiful places throughout their lives, and want to return again and again.

Epimenides said...
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Epimenides said...

Oz is such a beautiful place! It is abundant with nature's gifts, and you are truly lucky to have experienced it!

Blur Ting said...

MH, you're so right! You know how they love animals...

Holly, Yes, they're lucky mummy loves to travel :-)
I didn't go anywhere when I was young cos my mum didn't really like traveling.

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