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It is August and this is the perfect time of the year where fields and farms ripple with hues of yellow.
However, travel inland to the Wheatbelt terrain, and more importantly, to Wongan Hills, and you will be wowed with contrast of colors from yellows to greens.
If you are lucky, you have have a cloudy day which means the yellows are brighter with a grey-like backdrop.
The road to Wongan Hills is fairly quite. Most farms are closed to the public, however you may find a few roads that will lead up between canola fields giving you the opportunity to capture a picture perfect moment.
Of course, yellow canola flowers attract bees. So if you decided to stand among the flowers for a selfie moment, you may be accompanied by a few unexpected (and possibly territorial) natives.
The fragrance that is released into the air is definitely scrumptious. To me, it smelt like honey which I could taste with every breath I took. Who needs to eat when you are breathing in food ? [edible air]
The drive to Wongan Hills will take you at least two hours. And the best time to visit is during August and possible September. You can travel through Northam, however keep a watch out for the signage that says – Wongan Hills TURN left.
I seemed to have missed this one….which is another story for another day.
It is Tuesday and while we are getting on with things, we still may feel just a little over whelmed. I thought this pic may help you through it all! Of course if you want to read my 5 tips to getting through moments like this, then visit my LINKEDIN page.
Lake Thetis can be found just a few minutes outside of Cervantes. It is one of the few lakes where one can observe Stromalites.
Stromalites (layered rock) are caused by blue/green algae called cyanobacteria. They form colonies by attracting sediment to their sticky surface. Over years, mounds are created within special water areas. However, to find out some more amazing facts about Stromalites and other places you can see them you can visit this ARTICLE.27
Lake Thetis has a iron mesh walkway which visitors can walk on, without disturbing hundreds/thousands of years of growth. This walkway takes you partially around the Lake so you can see a range of Stromalites of different sizes.
The walkway blends into a single track gravel path which is lined with native shrubs and bushes. As I was walking in the Summer Season, I decided to pay careful attention to any lower movement that may result from snakes (namely a Tiger Snake or a Dugite) Both are venomous and if bitten will require emergency treatment.
Lucky for me, there was no presence of snakes in this area however I had the most amazing experience to see a lone Kangaroo snacking on some luscious grass. As I was the ONLY person visiting the lake, a moment like this is mesmerizing. I must have spent at least 10 minutes sharing this amazing experience with this Kangaroo.
With the sun setting, I began to make my way back but not before I took some photos of some busy ants. What I found amazing about these ants is that that were bigger than the bull ants I have seen in Perth. I had absolutely no intention to get bitten by one which I could only imagine be twice the pain as a bull ant’s bite.
Further up the pathway, on route to my lonely little car, I felt this thump and shudder through the path. It was too light for an earthquake, so I quickly looked around. Suddenly, out of no-where, two kangaroos came bouncing past me. Personally, you could not have asked for a better experience.