To Eaglestone Rock

From Cadoux we drove to Koorda. Lesley went to the shire office to enquire about the Koorda Wildflower Park which is a bit of a drive outside of town . ‘There wouldn’t be many flowers out, as we haven’t had any rains’ meant we could save ourselves the drive.

Instead we headed straight to Bencubbin where we stopped to have a look at the Sandalwood Dray. When reading about it I thought it was a cart made out of sandalwood. It turns out it is a cart that used to transport sandalwood from wherever they pulled the sandalwood to the railhead.

I never knew how important sandalwood has been for Western Australia – at some stage sandalwood contributed 50% to the state’s income.

This row of shops has a mural depicting a scene of sandalwood cutters.

We stopped in the café in this row of shops. Another customer was talking to us in the café and was quite interested in our trip. I ended up giving her a card with our blog address. I wonder whether she is reading this? If you are, please comment on this post.

We continued on to Pergandes sheep yards where sheep used to be kept in very unusual yards.

It always amazes me to learn about the hardship of the early settlers and the ingenuity they employed to adapt to the environment.

(Lesley’s photo)

Not much is standing from the original farm house.

(Lesley’s photo)

Not only the interesting yard, but also the landscape here made this an interesting stop.

(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

We continued on to the Trayning Gnamma Holes.

(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

We stopped in Mukinbudin where I had a short look at the botanical garden. A cold wind was blowing that soon drove me back to the car. I did take a few photos though.

We stopped a couple of nights at Eaglestone Rock, so I will make it a separate post.

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