Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Hills District

After living in Perth for 8 months I still can't get over what a contradiction Western Australia can be, it's an enormous state with vast distances but at times places are very close. We're living 4 kilometers west of Perth CBD and to drive to the country on the eastern side of Perth we can be there within half an hour max.

We experienced this on the weekend when we took up the suggestion that we try Pickering Brook Golf Course, which is located east of Perth in the Hills District. Within twenty minutes we're driving around the outskirts of the golf course trying to find out where we pay and the first tee.  After finding a sign we found  that we had to go up the road to the sports club put our $6 in an honesty tin outside the club house and then we could play 18 holes.

The course which included sand greens was rough and ready but beautiful country side. It was a great experience looking for lost balls in long grass, enjoying the wild flowers and watching the kangaroos feeding on the fairways.

Yesterday we went back up to the Hills District and walked a small section of the Bibbulmun Track, this is an amazing walking track that goes from Kalamuda in the north to Albany in the south - approximately 1,000 kilometres. We meet one couple who had just got off the plane from the east coast and were on their first walking day of 6 weeks tracking down to Albany, we were very jealous.
One of the tee's
Sandy green

You can just see a couple of the kangaroo's - they blend into the bush

Wild flowers along the Bibbulmun Track 

Billulmun Track near Mundaring Weir

One of the overnight huts along the Bibbulmun Track 

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