Day 17: Wongan Hills to Toodyay

It was a pretty wild night at times, but we were snug in the van. In the morning there were puddles all around and we were glad to be on bitumen. We had our usual leisurely start to the day and were ready to move at around 10.00 am. First to dump,our cassette, then to find the local pharmacy to have a script filled.

The van is still dirty as the rain only washes off the superficial stuff. But fortunately it looks OK from a short distance away.

Just out of Wongan Hills is Lake Ninan, which we have been to before, but were interested to see on a wet and windy day. We had a bit of sunshine.

It’s possible to camp for 72 hours here.

The drive to Toodyay of about 90kms was pretty hairy at times with squally winds and light rain, but we enjoyed the farmland scenery.

Of course, the reason we came to Toodyay was for the bakery. Under the new rules we couldn’t go upstairs, but sat in a corner on the ground level for our pies, hot drinks, and rhubarb and apple crumble.

They don’t use plates, just paper bags and takeaway cups even if you eat inside. This is normal, not a Corona virus thing.

There is so much to choose from. We bought some olive flavoured sourdough bread to take with us.

After a rest we discussed driving home, but I didn’t want to be driving tired through traffic and we decided to stay at the little park up where we stayed last time. No one has dropped in to offer us a pizza, sadly. That really happened last time!

So here we are, our last night on the road. We should be home tomorrow by about lunchtime.

A couple of hours ago two cars pulled in a sort of boxed us in. I was a bit alarmed until a bus came along and we realised it was parents picking up school children. It was just as well we had parked on the side of the parking area as it was a huge bus.

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