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Budd's Mid Week Meander, Waroona and Surrounds 16-2-11
« on: 16 February, 2011, 10:48:49 PM »
Thanks to Budds (Mark) for organising this one should rename it “the gates of hell”. This report on behalf of mummified (Kylie), I don’t know if you heard my last remark on the radio as you took off Kylie? But my essays come at a price ;D. Lasagne for lunch sounds good, I’ll bring the travel buddy oven.

So myself and Budds met up at the bakery in Waroona a little before 9.00 and awaited Kylie’s arrival. She rocked in a little after 9.00 and Budds was very impressed with her car (Quote Budds “that’s a beast”). It’s always a crack up to see her put on her parachute to jump down from the driver’s seat of her car. :)

We took off after intro’s and a little chit chat and headed off to Lake Navarino we had a drive around the dam doing a bit of a tribute to Beachy and Bri at one point and admiring the Kangaroos whose day we were disturbing.  It was a shock to see how low the lake is, apparently all the water was pumped down to the drakesbrook reservoir after repair work there, so there won’t be much skiing at Lake Navarino this year.

We stopped for lunch at the foot of the dam wall where a cheeky Kookaburra tried to bludge a feed but got fed up waiting for us to eat and decided to catch his own. Efficient little “bugga” he speared several crickets and other insects for his meal while we watched.

After lunch we took off around the dam again only to be frustrated by gates, eventually giving up and heading down to Waroona for a peek at Kylie’s country manor (a lovely spot and so close to prime 4wd country) before heading back into the hills In search of fun and excitement.  We got onto a track that headed towards Harvey Reservoir and then an interesting uphill side track which someone had pushed up some nice little speed humps across every 50 or so metres along.  Both me and Budds were having déjà vu moments about it but were unable to pin down exactly when we had been on it before.

After we came off the side track we scooted down a powerline track heading in the rough direction of Hoffmans. The powerline even gave us a little creek crossing to get across not exactly a raging torrent but it had water in it. Eventually guess what? Another b@#$%y gate just as the powerline started to get really interesting. So plan B we had a go at the track into Stirling Dam off Harvey Quindanning Road this is a lovely drive of 4-5 km especially if you fancy doing it in both directions, you guessed it another gate !!. :'(

By now time was getting on so it was back to Harvey for farewells, air for the Kylie’s beast (and stunned admiration by a passerby who was amazed that it was actually her car and not a bloke’s). Then back on the black stuff for home.

A great day out, it’s always good to have an excuse for getting into the bush. Once again thanks Budds for organising it and also to Kylie to keeping us company on the trip. Oh and yep no one got any photo's Oops.


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