Day 64 – Coalseam Conservation Park

3rd August, 2016.

Leaving Mullewa and turning on to the road leading to Mingenew, we found another exhibit on the Art Drive Mid West route. Recycled old tyres made to look like teacups filled with wildflowers not yet in bloom.

We arrived at Coalseam Conservation Park via the northern entry and a very steep and winding descent on a reasonable dirt road. Bev and Frans were coming from the direction of Mingenew in the south and we arrived within about 10 minutes of each other. We set up overlooking the dry creek bed with our friends taking a spot big enough for their much larger rig across the road.

Rain had been forecast for the coming days and if it was to eventuate we would need to get out quickly before the steep exit roads became a slippery, muddy quagmire. With that in mind, we set off for the lookout with wonderful views of the park and a bit of wildflower spotting. We were quickly rewarded with some lovely flowers.

A Blue Beard Orchid

Greenhoods.

Down in the river bed at an area called Fossil where marine fossils in the river bank have been exposed over time by erosion.

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