28-Jan-2001 -- Having attempted s30e115
and visited s29e116,
& s28e115 in
two days we spent the night just north of Geraldton in Drummond Cove. At
about 10am the following morning my daughter Mini and I headed south to
s29e115 about half way between Geraldton and Dongara.
On the southern outskirts of Geraldton we bought a box of sun ripened
tomatoes (a rarity these days in cities) and watermelon from a roadside
stall and further on, freshly picked mangoes from the back of a van.
We turned off the Brand Highway at Bookara Road East onto another
gravel road and drove toward our final confluence for the weekend. From
the road, the confluence was about 1.5 km to the west and south of the
property's house and sheds. We introduced ourselves to the manager of
"Marloo" who agreed to let us drive through the paddock to the
This property was 3001 acres in size and, judging by the stubble on
the ground, was used for growing cannola. A flock of pink and grey
galahs screeched and wheeled in the air overhead as we made our way to a
gate in the fence further up the road.
The photos took about 15 minutes and in my haste I did not correctly
load a second film for a panoramic sequence. Luckily, photos on the
first film were sufficient to record the visit.
We bought some lunch at the Dongara Bakery and headed home to Perth
about 4 hours drive away. The trip was uneventful except for the rain
which was not expected at this time of the year. Mini and I had a great
time, covered 1511 km of countryside most of which had not been seen
before and are looking forward to the next confluence odyssey.