Tuesday, 12 January 2016

On the way to Moora, Western Australia

Left Geraldton called into Port Denison, travelled to Dongara, went through Eneeabba onto Moora which is located 177 km north of Perth in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Because it was colder down south Perth way, we decided to cut across Western Australia.

Photos are some of the things we saw that day.



 Dongara, WA. Ficus Tree






Where the fly in, fly out miners live at Eneabba.






Do not know what this red flower is called.

Banksia past it's best.


Lovely to see farm buildings.


Taken as we travelled.  Canola and Wheat




Hence we have the beginning of the Wheat Belt in Western Australia.


The map shows which way we came down from Geraldton to Moora - next post.

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    1. Was lovely driving through there, very different to what we had been driving through..

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  2. All the images are wonderful .

    The tree ofthe first image , must have great antiquity, it deduces by the large size of the trunk.

    Kisses

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  3. The countryside looks great so obviously this area got rain when it was needed.
    The canola and wheat crops would be bringing smiles to the faces of the farming communities.
    Massive trunk on that tree in Dongara.

    The miner's " Fly in /out dongas" seem comfortable - tree shaded and naturally A/C-ed. Hope that this area has a good water supply ready in case of a bushfire - those trees would be pretty hazardous and the area pretty arid. Looks like it does need some rain.
    Great photos
    Colin

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    1. Irrigation, lots of it evident but rain too I expect at the right time..the fly in homes are small but they serve their purpose. Those ones in the photo look relatively new.
      Ficus don't like to be too wet..

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  4. Wow, that ficus tree is simply amazing! What a beauty.

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    1. All of them in the street are similar and a good place to have a refreshment under in the heat of summer.

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  5. I love those ficus trees - they look almost human, as if they could get up and walk down the street.

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    1. They do look like that :). There are several of them about the same size and the branches shade the road for shade in summer..

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  6. That tree looks like great climbing material.

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    1. Precisely what I was thinking Monica. You must have been
      a tree climber like me. Nothing like replaying those
      "Tarzan and Jane" series that preceded the matinee
      movies!!! ha ha.
      Colin

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    2. Makes me wonder how many children have climb it and got into trouble..

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  7. The ficus trees are truly fascinating! Beautiful photos.

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  8. Those fly-in, fly-out cabins are a bit sad. No life for them. Work, work and work. I know the money is (was?) good, but still...
    Love the ficus and the flowering plants.

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    1. No life at all for the fly ins and out. A lonely life in a away.

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  9. Amazing Ficus tree. Lovely country scenes and my favourite is the canola and wheat field.

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    1. Looks lovely together the wheat and canola growing, contrast in colours.

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  10. Lovely bit of farmland there. Nothing like a farmland scene with yellow or golden crops. I love to see rape seed here in Europe in early summer. That tree trunk is remarkable!

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    1. Looks great to see the farmland after coming all that way and not seeing much farmland that grows crops. I should have asked someone how old the tree was. Not much happening in that place because we were very early in the morning..

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  11. The landscapes are superb Margaret, nice place to go.

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  12. The wheatbelt is so green! You drove through some pretty countryside. I love the ficus tree at the beginning.

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    1. Lovely through there but a lonely trip really even though the towns are closer and more of them. Feels like civilisation again..

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  13. What fun. Those pics are amazing especially the flowers and that tree! Wasn't that something.

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  14. Wow all photos are really interesting. I like the farm but my favourite is the tree amazing

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  15. Lovely pictures, never been to WA so nice to go along with you.
    Merle...........

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  16. Is it safe to assume that the ficus plant my wife keeps trying to keep the cats from killing in the house is not the same as that ficus tree?

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    1. I doubt it's the same :)
      There are different varieties.

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  17. Great photos! You have such a great eye for composition. The red flowers are a type of verticordia.

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  18. I'm enjoying your trip through WA. I wish I had been with you because my best friend from childhood lives at Eneabba.

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