The Flynn Australian Adventure 2012 travel blog




















A lazy morning cleaning the motor home and doing the washing before we set off to have a look at Geraldton. Before we left, the boys went around the park looking at all the drop bear signs displayed and the 50 stuffed drop bears up in the trees. We drove the scenic route along the beaches through the main centre of town, down past the silos at the port to the lighthouse. We then drove back to the HMAS Sydney memorial up on the hill overlooking the town. A beautiful spot with symbolism to commemorate the 645 sailors lost. There is a statue of a woman that symbolises the mothers and wives looking out over the ocean for the ship to return. It was placed there in early 2000s. When they discovered the position of the remains of the Sydney, they found that the statue actually was positioned in the identical direction of the resting place! Coincidental? We then found a supermarket to do some shopping and a lovely park to have lunch. Since it was early in the afternoon, we drove out past Greenough to Walkaway where there is a stone railway station museum since 1860's. We were lucky that it was open as it was open at set times during the week. A lovely old lady volunteer opened it up for us. From there we drove about 7kms to the Alinta wind farms up on the hills - 54 enormous turbines are dotted around the hillsides. They made quite a significant amount of noise. We had hardly experienced a 'fly' on our whole travels until the wind farm - there were flies everywhere! We took the inland route back to Geraldton through the wheat and canola farms, sheep and cattle stations. It was a great drive on a very quiet road. By the time we arrived back to the caravan park it was getting late. The two motor homes next door - one is a couple from Cairns and the other is from Townsville.

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