I love our travels back. For some reason I always see things that I did not see before.
On our way back we noticed this white substance in the distance. It sparked a hive of conversation in the car with focus on the subject snow! We were debating that if it was snow – then how would it have stayed there in such great quantity at sea-level and while it was so hot. To our surprise we found it was the Sand Dune we saw earlier but now it was so much bigger and whiter! I was tempted to stop and explore but I already knew that we used a great portion of our time up at Jurien Bay and Cervantes, so this would have to be added to the “next adventure” list.
Just a little way down from these Dunes was a little side road to a location called Wedge. I had seen a bumper sticker previously called – “Save Wedge” and I had no idea what it all meant. So we took a quick detour to find out more. We were surprised to find houses (or rooms) made out of corrugated iron, or from some makeshift material. I guess the rule that I read on a board – no houses to be built permanently – would be an explanation for this selection of building style. There was no electricity and water was limited. There was a dirt road which I was tempted to travel down (which look like a long driveway) to find out more. The only reason why this was tempting was that I saw a couple of 4X4’s going down this exact road. The only thing that stopped me was the fact that I had a little car and the road was very sandy…which meant that according to murphy’s law, I had a good chance of getting stuck! however, I mentally added this to my ever growing list of “adventures”. Apparently, from what I have gathered since, is that Wedge has the abundance of untouched coastal terrain and is a very popular spot for surfers. I am sure that I will write about this in the future but for now…this is about all I have about this experience.
I have always preferred the alternative ways of generating electricity or acquiring water. I believe that this world harnesses a lot of power which we can tap into at any stage, but have not. When we continued our journey and I was surprised to see wind turbines. Actually I was quite excited because I did not see them the first time going up to Jurien Bay AND I it was a delight to see someone making an attempt to using this form of energy creation over more traditional forms of energy “acquisitional” methods.
It was also not long after that – that I saw this. Windmills offer such a variation to any landscape. And this picture really captured what I saw – dry – yellow/brown terrain with greenish shrubs on the outskirts captured by blue sky in the backdrop.
While the trip up to Jurien Bay was intriguing, I must say the trip back was just as much so! And we were so lucky to experience this all within a day – leaving me with a thought – ISN”T WESTERN AUSTRALIA JUST STUNNING!
If you saw something that I did not on the way up to Jurien Bay – please comment below. I would love to hear about it!