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Golden Valley Tree Park Day 20

Friday, April 19, 2013

Our first full day in Ballingup, I decided to visit the Golden Valley Tree Park, which is the largest arboretum in WA. The first track I decided to take was the Hill View Track, which is part of the Australian Collection. The trees I saw on this track included: east coast gums, some Australian rainforest trees, Blackwoods, Sheoaks, Wattles, Native Pines, Oil Mallees, Sandalwoods, Mottlecahs, and Kurrajongs.

After a rest and a picnic lunch, I couldn't decide which of the World Collection Walktracks to take so I did a combination of all three; the Sequoia Short Walk, the Oak Grove, and the Pear Walk. My walk started with a stroll through Giant Sequoias, Redwoods, Douglas Firs, Oaks, Elms and Ginkos. The next stretch was more Oaks, Cedars, Ombus, Bambooseries, and Maples. The final segment was Mulberry, Apple, and Pear trees.

After a relaxing day exploring nature, I was ready for a shower and a good meal. I decided to have dinner at the Mallards Restaurant where I had the grilled barramundi with lemon butter sauce, chips, and salad. It was then off to bed before another day of exploring tomorrow.
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ANYVAR54 4/19/2013 10:41PM

    Doesn't nature just excite you? All the different kinds of trees, plants, flowers, animals that the Lord created for us to enjoy. I am awed at all that you are describing that I will probably never be able to see, but can just imagine.
Thanks for sharing.

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