Day 1 – Vic Park to Narrogin

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December, 2022

Packing for this trip has been quite a business. We can’t leave the basics in the Sherwood due to the heat, so we had to pack everything. Then deciding how much food to bring was difficult too. But, eventually we got there and set off. We had something to drop off at Marie and Geoff’s, so that was our first port of call. They kindly invited us to lunch and we sat around the table having a good discussion until Stephen and I thought we should get on our way.

It was forecast to be quite hot, but was pretty nice up in Roleystone, especially as they have evaporative airconditioning. It works well on a day with a breeze and not too hot.

We made it to Brookton by about 4.00 p.m., but decided to just have coffee, then keep going. The sun is still quite high at that time of day and it was still very warm. We thought about stopping at Pingelly, but the same applied, it felt too warm and we weren’t tired. We rang the caravan park in Narrogin, just to make sure we could get in and arrived at around 6.00 p.m. It is one of the council caravan parks, $35 per night, everything you need and nothing you don’t. We had the air conditioning going until about 8.00 p.m.

I liked the showers, they had been freshly done with nice tiling, a good bench for all of the stuff you have to bring, and no mould. I had my evening and morning showers there.

We were assigned a bay that was in the sun, but there was plenty of room so we chose another spot which had shade.

This morning Stephen wanted to stay here and explore the town, but it looks like it will be another hot afternoon/evening here and I don’t much fancy just sitting in air conditioning. A compromise is that we will spend most of the morning here whilst it is still fairly mild, then travel during the hot part of the day. We are not quite sure how far south we have to go to get cooler weather. The BOM says Denmark, but then the weather station is at Albany Airport, so could it be true?

The main thing is that we would be able to get into a caravan park for the night if it is still hot when we arrive at wherever we decide to stay tonight. By 3.00 a.m. this morning it was cool enough for us to need the doona over us even though today is very hot.

These are some photos taken by Stephen. He walked along the pathway whilst I sat here to blog.

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