Ah, Katanning! One of our favourite overnight stops.

We drove over 300 kms yesterday, just for this, the great feeling after a shared ‘big breakfast’ at the Dome in Katanning. Also for the in town free camping with dump point and water, of course.

We were trying to think about the highlights of the trip, and it’s hard to go past two days ago in the Fitzgerald River National Park. We made a rainy day into the best day of the trip by driving further into the park to enjoy views and wildflowers.

Also, we recall stopping by the side of the road on the way to Lake King and finding many wildflowers, unexpectedly. Our first night of the trip camping well off the main road in the bush. The Ravenshorpe experience, the Wildflower Show, and meeting someone who directed us to my grandparents house in the main street. Then camping on a wildflower trail recommended in a brochure. Camping at the beach in Hopetoun which remains a small village and not obviously touristy. Going to the pub to watch the Grand Final and chatting with a local couple. An guided evening wildflower walk with drinks and nibbles afterwards near Hopetoun. And then making the big effort to drive far enough to reach Katanning yesterday to enjoy breakfast this morning.

We have to arrive home Thursday night as Stephen only bought medication for 10 days and also has an appointment on Friday morning. But, we won’t have a let down feelin because we are going to the Nanga Music Festival next weekend. We will be home for about seven days, then off again for a few days of music. Just time to catch up with the washing😀

Does anyone know the name of this flower?

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