Koalas, Gum Trees, Yellow Kangaroo Paws and Even A Wombat On Our Way To Dwellingup!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

We have finely arrived at Mt. Wells campsite. Sitting on an old stump, Joan and I share about the past 4 days. We have been soaked by a rain storm, trampled through swamps and creeks. We eat our last rations of Beef Stew and are very thankful that tomorrow night will be spent in a real bed with a nice hot shower. I tell Joan I hope there is lots and lots of hot running water.

I saw so many different types of Gum trees today. They are so beautiful in bloom.

This is a lemon scented gum tree and it smells good enough to eat.

and this one is a red flowering gum tree, also known as a Eucalyptus tree also if I understand it right.

All I can say is breath taking!

and this one is known as a Salmon Gum Tree.

Here are a few more flowers we saw and I spotted this yellow kangaroo paw. Isn't it dazzling!

Koalas are so cute and they eat the Eucalyptus or gum tree leaves

And here is a wombat=

We will be staying at Inn Mahogany Creek tomorrow night. I am so excited, Joan, Bonbon and I are sharing the 1 bedroom luxury suite & spa' They agreed to add another bed for us. We are going to enjoy it so much

and here is some food we are going to enjoy! Cured Trout

We look up at the stars and crawl into out tents looking forward to an easy hike tomorrow and reaching Dwellingup. What a great week it has been. Oh I forgot to tell you, we passed the biggest gold mine today. I hear there are a lot of them in these hills. Wouldn't it be fun to go panning for gold!

Sweet Dreams everyone.

This is the other Koala, It is just a baby.

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    I wish I were there too!!!!
    2197 days ago
    Lovely descriptions - I don't think I've ever seen even a picture of a wombat before -
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    2200 days ago
    You are having a great trip! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us!
    2201 days ago
  • JILL313
    I love hearing about your trip and the pictures you took are fabulous. I sure wouldn't mind staying at the Inn as it looks like a huge luxurious suite. I bet you, Joanie and Bonbon will be trading stories and giggling so much there. I'm sure you're more than ready for a night spend inside and a warm hot shower or bath. Be good and keeping having fun.

    Love You,

    2201 days ago
    What wonderful pictures and what an amazing trip you are having.
    2201 days ago
    What a great adventure! Enjoy the rest of it! Thanks for the pictures. I really enjoyed seeing the unfamiliar plant and animals!
    2201 days ago
    Gail the trees and flowers are breath taking the swamp water a pain and the wild flowers are a riot of colors like I've never seen anywhere. Thanks for the Pic s it really helps to visualize it all over again! Great job. And I can't wait to meet my first Wombat! emoticon
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    2201 days ago
    emoticon I was hoping to see a Koala!! Thank you for catching the Picture for me!! You are right about how breath taking the Trees are!! It is WAAY more Beautiful than I ever thought it would be!!
    emoticon I am planning to dream about a Hot Shower and a Real Bed,Not BUGS tonight!!
    2202 days ago
  • JAMER123
    What a wonderful trip you are having!! Love the pictures. I haven't seen many of them so loving the information sharing. Thanks you so much. Beautiful and I am sure it is breathtaking in person.
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    2202 days ago
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