Published: May 6th 2009May 6th 2009
Corrigin Dog Cemetary
As mentioned before, we are on the road again, this time the trip should see us traveling from Narrogin in Western Australia to Menzies, in the Goldfields via Corrigin, Merredin, Kalgoorlie, Menzies- the main reason for the trip- then onto Leonora, Leinster, Sandstone, Mt Magnet, Wubin. We have not yet decided which way we will head home. We would like to stop at Henley Brook and have a day with our children and grand Children.
I also mentioned that I would keep you posted as to the difficulty to travel with John and his disease. Up to know, 3 days away from home, it is proven more difficult then the last trip, he can hardly walk and is some considerable pain. All he could do was to connect the cable for the power and connect the water to the van.
The memory is not too good either; we have lost 2 walking sticks thus far, one in Bruce Rock and the other in Lake Ballard.
However, back to the trip……
On the way to Menzies, we stopped for lunch at the Corrigin Dog cemetery, this is surely a nice place for your dog if you are so
Dog Cemetary 2
inclined, and I know where mine will be when he stops being so lovable and so full of mischief!!!!! If you are interested and would like to have your good companion stay there after he /she is gone to dog heaven, you must contact Corrigin Shire Council and arrange for a designated site first.
We had an overnight stay at Bruce Rock Caravan Park, a non rated park, but very quiet and very well kept for a cost of $15 a night, it was well worth doing, easy parking for large vans is a bonus.
Second night was spent in the bush, 68 Km East of Coolgardie, a very good overnight stop with toilet facilities
We arrived as planned in Menzies on the fifth of May and settled in. The Caravan Park is not the best, but we made allowance because the new caravan park is in the process of getting build and will be great. Cost per night atm $14.00.
The day to day chores of dealing with the van is much easier now that I have had installed a electronic lift for the roof of the pop up, it takes 30 seconds and the
Menzies Town Hall
only work is to switch the button and up it goes, just magic!!!! I also have had to change to a Reece coupling, so much easier as well.
This morning we left for Lake Ballard and the Gormley Sculptures that we heard so much about. Menzies is 132 Km drive form Kalgoorlie and the statues are 51 Km from Menzies on the old Sandstone Road, it is a gravel road, but in very good condition at this time of the year, please enquire at the tourist bureau before attempting to travel on this road. There are picnic facilities and you camp free on the site.
There are 51 sculptures by Antony Gormley and they are all derived from laser scans of the inhabitants of Menzies, to quote the sculptor “ The insider reveals AN ATTITUDE IN A TAUT ABSTRACT SHAPE FORMED BY THE PASSAGE OF THE PERSON’S LIFE. Out on the salt lake they become antennae in space in relationship with each other but also with the land and the limit of our perception: the horizon”
Tomorrow we will be moving and heading for Leonora, so until then, travel safe.
There are more photos below