In August 2016 we travelled South from Carnarvon on our way to Geraldton. The town of Carnarvon once hosted a space tracking station operated by NASA in the 1960’s that was used for human spaceflight missions such as the Gemini and Apollo programs. Nowadays a museum celebrates Australia’s rather understated involvement in these missions. Carnarvon is also a little food bowl with bananas, grapefruit, tomatoes, mangos and all manner of produce available from stalls on the roadside.
We were so lucky to come through this part of Western Australia at the time we did as we were amidst wild flower season. Carpets and carpets of every imaginable colour could be seen as we drove to Galena Bridge for the night. Here I snapped this pic of Willow not looking all that impressed with the display.
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Oh wildflowers! How they lay with splendour in their propriety, like a blanket of brightness and strength such that winter yields to them – and this cat right here.