As a WA Wine Tour operator I wobbled on down the scarp to drop a party of hikers off at the track on Albany Highway 2 km NW of the Roadhouse. The pickup was at the Inglehope Arboretum Nature Trail near Pinjarra.
The turn off is 13 km Easy of Dwellingup on the Pinjarra Williams Rd. It was planted as an experiment to determine suitability of various tree species for forest industry.
It was a professionally facilitated 50 km retreat / trek run by
I felt very sympatico to the ethos behind this. Having been involved in tours with Outbacky 20 something adventure demographic I always thought it was a bit old hat. When I go bush I like to relax and soak in the energy rather than charge about the place like a mob of rubbernecks. I was also very impressed with the care and preparation the facilitator put in.
I have always disliked knife blocks since;
1. you have to have the right size for the knives you have.
2. You have to pay attention when stowing the knife.
3. They get all scungy.
one has an open sided box packed with skewers and you just chuck the
knives in. Yes the paring knives disappear into the skewers unless they
are packed fairly tightly. I am always making kebabs so I figure they
will get used faster than they get manky. Not recommended for clean
freaks. Protip ; when you buy the skewers get twice as many as you could
possibly imagine you will need .
Back in the bush. This time about 90kms North of Fraser Range National Park Caravan park quite close to the transline and into the Nulabor type forest. We are doing moving Loop EM Geophysics. We are using the Garmn 72 which is a perfect non nonsense GPS for this type of work. They are discontinued but apperently BCF still have them - I will buy two.