Sunday 1st May
Day trip to Wave Rock
It was another mild night. Slept until approx 6:30am, and got up showered and on the internet. As our Wave Rock trip was 400kms there and back, we had to
pull our finger out and were on the road about 9am. Actually 9:06am according to Harry Hema, have I told you lately how bloody great Harry is!!
The drive to Wave Rock had some beautiful scenery and hardly any traffic maybe 10 cars in 200 kms.
First stop was the Tourist Info shop, where we enquired into what the procedure is. We were told to go over the road, where you could buy a $7 per
vehicle permit pass from the kiosk or the ticket machine. We opted for the kiosk. Bought our ticket, drove to the carpark about 100m away, parked
and got organised.
To my surprise, there was more than one rock to view and walk trails. We walked around Wave rock and I walked across the top of the rock, Marg didn't as
she didn't have suitable shoes. Silly girl!! It is a very impressive rock, it is in the middle of flat terrain and then these rocks appear. I got Marg
to took my photo in my old surfing pose, as one does at Wave Rock. I rode the wave without being dumped, a great effort. We decided not to walk the 3km
circular walk of the complex, but go back to the Info shop and have lunch.
As you enter the shop there are 2 magnificent 'stuffed' Wedge tailed eagles, my photos do not do them justice. They were beautiful and the shop owner
would not sell them to us, they would compliment Cyril our croc, beautifully. I had 2 homemade Steak and mushroom pies and Marg had a toasted hamma
and cheese sanga. They were yumma.
After lunch, we drove into downtown Hyden, now remember it is Sunday, so you guessed it, the town wasn't open except for a small petrol station, where
we bought a pack of smokes, then drove around town. There was a very nice sculpture thingie about 50 meters long and was built using the Federal Gov
stimulus package. Again the photo do not do them justice, it was too long to capture everything. I did take a photo from the carpark of the scenery and
the gumtree and fields looks like a painting.
I forgot to mention, on the way here, we drove past a truck stuck on an outcrop, so on the way home, we stopped and took photos of it. Very weird. As we
got closer to ravensthorpe the weather had clouded over and started to drizzle. Usually, this isn't a problem but we had our washing hanging on the line
back at camp, No need to worry, as the camp didn't receive any rain.
We were buggered and had aquiet night watching satellite TV.
Day trip to Wave Rock photos here.