|Wagin's BIG RAM, not sure if Cindy thought it was her big brother.|
|Lunch stop at the Dumbleyung Railway Station|
|The sculptures start with the early settlers and moves though time|
|Early settlers arriving in the area|
|Story relating to history of Shearing in the are|
|Johnny the mechanic came to town|
|Had to take this piccie but can't remember the piece of history, the bike on the left represents the Hyden Taxi Circa 1929 - 1930.|
Wave Rock is the start of The Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail, a 300km track from Hyden to Norseman in the southern inland of Western Australia. It is a spectacular wildflower wonderland in the spring and offers many sites along the track with significant natural or cultural history.
|Traditional Wave Rock photo|
|View from top of Wave Rock looking north across the salt lake.|
|Yep, Hels at Wave Rock ...... really, on the level!!!|
|Hyden to Norseman road, pretty dusty but generally good|
|This small shed is really know as McDowell House in recognising of the late Tom McDowell the driving force behind the Forrestania Plots project.|
The section around the Breakaways has some great varieties of wild flowers including tall spindly flame grevillea, which would look spectacular when in full flower. They weren't when we went past so no photo.
|The Breakaways, a great camp spot with the contrasting colours of the sandstone.|
|McDermid Rock - had a walking track across the rock and evidence of early attempts to gather water for farming in the attempt to build a small dam in the rock.|
We decided to camp at Lake Johnstone, 200km from Hyden. With plenty of room for both vans we overlooked the salt lake and stayed for 2 nights.
|Our camp on the banks of Lake Johnson Lake|
|Colin got a bit toooo close to one of the water holes on the lake and took an unplanned swim .... or mud bath.|
|Some of the wildflowers present on the lake perimeter|
|We entertained our self buy swatting "March" flies and feeding them to the ants, they preferred them belly up!!|
On Wednesday we headed into Norseman and stayed at the Gateway caravan park. We had dinner at the Motel next to the park as Colin and Yolande were heading across the Nullarbor to Adelaide, and we were continuing south to Esperance the next day.