A Trip North

I left Perth of a mission to drive the loop up towards Broome hugging the coastline before returning down the inland route following the wildflowers, a great trip of diversity. Beautiful ocean views, rugged coast lines and pristine beaches followed by wide open inland spaces with endless skies and carpets of colour. It was a good test for the van, over 5000km in just over a month through a wide variety of country.

Ring

Surprisingly as I’ve gone through my pictures there weren’t a lot of beach or coastal shots, as per usual, I barely took the macro lends off the camera, it was all about the flowers, and they didn’t disappoint.

Purdy blue

Although the coastal trip on the way up wasn’t so impressive, once I turned around and started the trip back, it got better and better.

Shells

I went as far as 80 mile beach which is about half way between Port Hedland and Broome before I turned around. 80 mile beach is a shell collectors paradise, mile after mile of shells piled up on the beach. Initially I didn’t think there was much variety but as I walked further along the beach away from the caravan park the pickings improved.

Geometric pattern

From here on it’s really just flower photos, dozens of flower photos, so I’ll keep the commentary to a minimum and post pictures.

Triplets

 

Yellow

 

Bud

 

Purple

 

More purple

 

And more purple

 

More purple again

 

Did I mention purple

 

Come on..

 

It’s not so funny any more

 

Surely I’ll run out of purple soon.

 

Oh come on!

 

Ho hum.

 

Now it’s just getting boring

 

Yeah yeah

 

Enough already

 

Really?

 

Hmmm.

 

Only a little bit of purple there

 

Back to crazy purple

 

More pink than purple

 

Yes, purple.

 

Uh huh.. Purple.

 

Almost not purple, though there’s still a purple tinge to it.

 

Still haven’t escaped purple completely

 

And we’re right back into purple again

 

This blog post should have been “A study in purple”

 

I do believe there’s no purple here.

 

Yep, definitely no purple.

 

Far from purple

 

Carnivorous plant

And what would that look like close up?

 

Insect traps

 

Still no purple

As I headed further south the masses of annual flowers really began putting on a show.

 

Roadside mix

 

En masse white

 

 

Pink

 

A mix

 

More

 

White carpet

 

So thick

 

Ahhh more purple!

 

Artistic purple mass

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2 Comments

  • Reply Micaela September 9, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Joel, I love reading your blogs! Couldn’t stop laughing about your purple story 😂.
    Looking forward to reading some more of your adventures!

    • Reply joel September 13, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Micaela, Yeah, crazy purple it really was unusual the percentage of purple versus any other colour….

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