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Driving North from Perth to the Pinnacles

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia

Fantastic drive north towards the Pinnacles and the Stromatolites, once I got out of Perth! Seemed to take forever to get out of the city as the suburbs seem to go on for miles and miles.

Once you do get out of the town you pass through mile upon mile of bush land, which at first glance appears all the same, but upon closer inspection it is constantly changing. It was also a great time to do the drive out in to the bush as it was waking up from its winter slumber and the plants were starting to put out new green shoots and to produce new flowers. Apparently if I had visited in September then it would have been wild flower season, which would have been even better.

One thing I always find odd about Australia is that it is the same as the last time I visited, and yet it is different. There is always something new and different to see. On this drive it was the changing quality of the bush and the complete lack of other cars. At one point I drove for nearly an hour and didn’t see one other car on my side of the road, and only 10 or so passed going in the opposite direction.

Didn’t see much wildlife. I saw a few birds flit by, one live kangaroo, and two dead. This always seem to be the case when I’m out driving in Australia. On my first visit nearly 20 years ago I spent about 10 days driving around in the bush and the only kangaroos I saw were dead.

I throughly enjoyed the drive (expect for the slightly eccentric instructions of the in car navigation system) as to be going along on cruise control at 110 kph in a big truck on almost empty well maintained roads was a joy and a delight.

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