Kokerbin Rock – day 1

Wednesday 26th of June 2013
We left Coolgardie heading further west along the Great Eastern Highway. The scenery gradually changed from tall trees and shrubs along the road to wheat growing areas. The stubble left after the harvest is a brilliant white that shimmers as we pass by.
(Lesley’s photo)

As we ventured further west and south, the new crop was just starting to cover the fields with an intense green.
(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

After over 400km of driving we approached the Kokerbin Rock.
(Lesley’s photo)

Soon we had set up camp in front of the monolith and were harvesting some solar power to augment the input as the days are still very short.

(Lesley’s photo)

Soon we were off on a walk along the base of the rock. This overhanging formation is called ‘Wave Rock’ – not difficult to see why it is called that.

Only a few areas have been named. Other areas although nameless still are quite impressive.

(Lesley’s photo)

The name “Devil’s Marbles” invites comparison with the Devil’s Marbles we visited in Northern Territory. However the two are so different, each beautiful in its own way.
(Lesley’s photo)

Three geocaches are located in the vicinity of this rock. The first one was along our walk and Lesley managed to locate it after quite a search.
(Lesley’s photo)

Emerging from the scrub after having signed the logbook, the sun presented the marbles in beautiful light.

It is not only the rock that is interesting, the vegetation is quite different here as well.
(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

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