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Sadly dead kangaroos were not uncommon along the way. They are considered a menace on the road because of the damage they can do to cars.
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Someone should have taken notice of the sign.
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Typical road scene, with roadside trees (Umbrella trees)?
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View might be wheat fields as far as the eye can see, or..
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or could be scrubland as far as the eye can see. How did the early settlers clear the land of all of this scrub?
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Small road train, but still long for overtaking.
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Sometimes we would meet a wide load.
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EN ROUTE TO THE NULLARBOR. Perth to Esperance via Wave Rock
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York Town Australia - a historic town.
from Bunbury to Rockingham, and saw some wild camels and
wild emus en route! Sadly no camera to hand. We stayed overnight in a friend’s house at Rockingham, ready for an early trip to Perth airport to drop the in-laws for their flight to Adelaide.
Valda and I then set of from Perth Airport and drove through towns called YORK and BEVERLY on the road to Hyden where we hoped to see Wave Rock.
York is a historic Australian town with lots of old style buildings. Wave rock is a natural granite rock formation that looks like a breaking wave, and is one of the
latest WA tourist attractions. Very nice, see the attached pictures.
Driving on the paved roads in W.A. away from the centres of population is a breeze. Generally the roads are straight and have a 110k speed limit.
Police are apparently not tolerant to even minor speed excesses, so we just set the car speed to 100, engaged the cruise control, put some AC/DC ron the
sound system and sat back taking in the countryside. Life does not get much better than this (for
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Historic buildings often have verandas. Very nice.
a while anyway).
We had to watch out for the traffic though. To give an idea of the traffic density en route from Hyden to Ravensthorpe, we counted the vehicles coming the other way over a one hour period, and counted eight vehicle – one every 7 minutes. And we were told we would have the roads to ourselves – what a swizz! Seriously
though the things we did have to look carefully out for were kangaroos, even in
daylight. Sadly roos do get killed, see picture – not by us I hasten to add. It is very strongly recommended not to drive at night or in the twilight hours, unless you drive a truck and have ROO bars on your vehicle. We saw our first triple trailer road train today – amazing. What do they do if they have to reverse?
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