After meeeting up with our brother-in-law Dane we began exploring the area between the Murchison and Gascoyne rivers.
We set up camp on a little ridge overlooking the plains.
Dane prefers sleeping outdoors in his swag…with Fenton (the dog) nearby. Out here there are so many good things for a dog to roll in (particularly cow dung) so regular washes are necerssary.
We first visited the historic gold mining town of Peak Hill. Established in 1897, the mine was very productive but today the remains of the town are very fragile.
At the nearby Peak Hill cemetery few headstone remain in tact but recent work has seen the grave sites marked with these little white stones.
Mining exploration is still active in the region and there are many open cut mines to see.
Little remains of Peak Hill Station which was once owned by Dane’s family.
Already there are some wildflowers on display….they say it will be great season so if you have the time get out and have a look, do so.
My favourite was the Sturt’s Desert Pea…we only saw a couple but they are very striking.
Next we will be heading off to explore Bryah Station.
What an interesting trip! And I do love those Australian wildflowers! The Sturt Desert Pea is exquisite.
We had a great time….and seeing the wildflowers coming into bloom was wonderful ….would love to be back there in 3-4 weeks time.