16-Jul-2001 -- More dirt road from 33S 119E to 34S 119E - thank goodness it hasn't rained! In the middle of nowhere we passed a sign to a pioneer grave (pic 5) - I passed it, then drove back to take a look with Sarah asleep in the car. In 1916 this area must have been largely unsettled, and I wondered about what had brought the 17 year old Isabella Calder so far from settlement, and how isolated her family must have been.
From Jerramungup, we headed east then south on the South Coast Highway and turned east again onto Carlawillup Road and over the Bremer River. The confluence is 1949 metres north of the road at its closest point and on private land.
We really dithered about on this one, driving as close as we could without opening gates, then back to find a farmhouse and ask permission. The closest one was abandoned (or they're just very bad housekeepers :*) - pic 4) and there was nobody home at the next, Amaroo, which was beautifully well-kept with ducks, chooks and a peacock wandering around the driveway and a baby goat in the house-yard.
Driving back to the closest point we could manage (1.33km to go), we left a note on the car and started walking. The area had a weird feel about it, and caution got the better of us - we decided unwillingly to count this one as an attempt until we could contact the owners.
On the dry bed of the Bremer River there was another unsuccessful confluence visitor.....(pic 6).
With only two successful visits out of four, we headed down to Devil's Creek Road near Fitzgerald River National Park to call in on my cousins and see if we could borrow a warm bed for the night.