11/04-01/06/2005 - report - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay

Monday 9 May: Muttonbird Island to Porongorup (78km)

We seemed to keep bumping into the Bibbulmun Track

The exciting "Tree in the Rock"!

Nancy Peak Circuit in Porongorup National Park with the Devils Slide in the background

The Devils Slide

View west from The Devils Slide

Porongorup National Park, Nancy Peak in the background

Tuesday 10 May: Porongorup to Stirling Ranges (144km)

Bluff Knoll, highest peak in southern WA

Stirling Ranges from Bluff Knoll

Storms over the Stirling Ranges

Stirling Ranges

Bluff Knoll

Bluff Knoll

View from the ascent of Toolbrunup

View from Toolbrunup

Rock formation on Toolbrunup

The Lily, with the Stirling Ranges in the background

Wednesday 11 May: Stirling Ranges to Two Peoples Bay Nth (201km)

Rachel manning the harpoon at Whale World

Whaling ship at Whale World

Thursday 12 May: Two Peoples Bay North to Fitzgerald River National Park (235km)

Inlet at Waychinicup National Park

Grass tree in Waychinicup National Park

Climbing up to West Mt Barren

Rachel on the summit of West Mt Barren, looking across to East Mt Barren

On the summit of West Mt Barren

Royal Hakea (Hakea victoriae)

The Rabbit Fence at Point Ann

Whales in Point Charles Bay

View across Point Charles Bay

Friday 13 May: Fitzgerald River National Park to Helms Arboretum (405km)

Camping at Helms Arboretum

Saturday 14 May: Helms Arboretum to Cape Arid National Park (145km)

Seals on the rocks off Esperance

Woody Island

Don't park under popular trees for birds!

Banksia at dusk

Sunday 15 May: Cape Arid National Park to Cape Le Grand National Park (154km)

Beach at dawn


Sand patterns

Sand patterns

Big Bad Banksia Man

Banksia speciosa

Little Tagon Bay

Frenchmans Cap

Climbing Frenchmans Cap

Cape Le Grand from Frenchmans Cap

Massive rock arch on the summit of Frenchmans Cap

Looking back up the granite slopes

Frenchmans Cap from below - the arch is visible

Monday 16 May: Cape Le Grand National Park to Dundas Rocks (252km)

Walking to Thistle Cove from Lucky Bay

Frenchmans Cap again

Emerging rainbow

Road train

Tuesday 17 May: Dundas Rocks to Mundrabilla Rest Stop (649km)

Wednesday 18 May: Mundrabilla Rest Stop to Penong (586km)

Fog at Mundrabilla

Bunda Cliffs

Rachel on the cliffs

Pedestrian crossing? No, it's actually a runway marker for the Flying Doctor

Rachel has a furry friend

The Nullarbor

Thursday 19 May: Penong to Kimba (416km)

Almost 10,000km!

Would you go to the loo here?

Wirrulla Jetty - the "secret" of Wirrulla

Polda Rock, near Wudinna

On top of Mt Wudinna, Australia's second largest monolith

Mt Wudinna

Rachel with another furry friend

The Big Galah, pride of Kimba