Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Road Trip

Well I have just been on one of the best road trips since I was married (and that was a long time ago).

The first leg of the trip was from home to Shooting Buddy's place in Carnamah.  As this is a 3.5hr drive we stayed overnight there before heading to the property which is East of Paynes Find - see "A" on the map.

The property is in what is known as "Station Country".  It is approximately 551,300 acres in size and covers some of the most spectacular country I've ever seen.

Here's some photos:

There were also a lot of animals - can you spot the two kangaroos in this picture?
Or the three in this one?
Then there were the emus:
In addition to the animals there were lots of lizards -
This is one of the bigger ones we saw.  Unfortunately the smaller ones didn't hang around for photos.

The scenery during the day was spectacular and at night the sunsets were also fantastic -

Although it wasn't wildflower season there were a few flowers around, this one was my favourite
There were also a number of old structures on the property:

This is a well -
And this is called the "Camel Camp", where the camels used to be broken in -

We self-catered and the food was good :)  Here's breakfast day 1:
Lunch -
And for a yummy snack - Yabbies -

We didn't end up doing much hunting - but we got four rabbits that I'm looking forward to eating!

All in all a GREAT holiday and the place we stayed (Narndee Station) is highly recommended.  The station managers (John & Judy) are lovely, generous people and we had a great time with them.

One of the most amazing things about the trip is that between the time we left Paynes Find (Friday lunchtime) until we returned there (Monday mid-afternoon) we did not see another vehicle on the roads.  We must have traveled over 500kms between these two events and there was not another vehicle at all.  That was a bit of an eye-opener to the remoteness of the place.

Oh, and if you're looking for a good feed, you can't go past the Steak Burger at the Paynes Find roadhouse.


Paxford said...

I would love to come travel there during the wildflower season - it's on my "bucket list"

One day....


Julie said...

Well Pax, I'ld be happy to show you around :) Just let me know when you're coming!

TinCan Assassin said...

Reminds me of Arizona...

Old NFO said...

Yep, Arizona, California, and a few other 'deserts' I've visited... Beautiful pics though!!! :-)

DaddyBear said...

Yep, those pictures could have been from the area around Tombstone. Except I think there are more things that want to kill me in your pictures.