Took the day off today

25 08 2008

My husband suggested that we go for a drive today. My commitments with the Queensland company were very light on today, and I’m waiting on phone calls from others before I start on new contracts, so that sounded like a good idea to me! Unfortunately, it wasn’t as bright and sunny out as it has been in the past couple of weeks, but it wasn’t raining, so driving on unpaved roads wasn’t going to be a muddy excursion that we might regret later.

Instead of going any long distance, we decided to explore some of the roads in the hinterland. And what a surprise we were in for! We followed the Blackwood River for quite a lot of the time, and had a picnic lunch by the river at the Winnijup Rd Bridge—the shire has thoughtfully provided a picnic shelter there. I doubt it’s used much—the date of construction was 1993, but there’s very little evidence that it’s had a lot of use. So that was our drive east of town.

When we got back to town we headed west and found the most gorgeous looping drive through farming country, nature reserves, hills, and the river. Magic. (This are is known as the Peninsula.)

Oh, and the wildflowers are starting to emerge. In a few weeks they’ll be in full bloom.

Some photos below…

Blackwood River at the Winnijup Rd Bridge

Blackwood River at the Winnijup Rd Bridge

Driving hazards when you drive through farm land on a public road, near Bridgetown, Western Australia

Driving hazards when you drive through farm land on a public road, near Bridgetown, Western Australia

Hardenbergia, near Winnijup Rd Bridge

Hardenbergia, near Winnijup Rd Bridge


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18 01 2009
Fire update « At Random

[…] this stage we had the local radio on and every few mintues there was a warning to residents in the Peninsula area (one of my favourite bits of country around here) to evacuate NOW or stay and […]

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