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Meet and Greet: 9/3/16

What a great idea to meet new people and see what others are writing about!

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet and Greet your tails off!

See ya on Monday!!

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The LONGEST Water Line in the World

The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail is the longest water pipeline in the world.  It dates by 100 years and supplies fresh water to towns from Mundaring to Kalgoorlie.

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This pipeline is visible from the road and spans about 600 km!

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Given that most of the mid-section of Western Australia is desert, building a pipeline of this magnitude makes a lot of sense.

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Apart from being one of the major water source to many towns along the way, it is also a trail for mountain biking, hiking and and horse back riding.

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Of course I don’t see myself walking 600 km or cycling it for that matter however it does remind me of a song by the Proclaimers called 500 miles! 😉  [I wonder if the love of his life lived in Kalgoorlie?]

There are a number of stops along the way where you can view this line, take a couple of photos and possibly have a little picnic.  Some parts of the pipeline are fenced off (for obvious reasons) however it still should not stop you from taking a few memorable shots!

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Read the next post about wildflowers, canola fields and edible air!
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Clackline

I have passed this little town a number of times.  It really is one of those towns that if you blink, you will pass it.  However,  today I made a purposeful stop – because I was the master of my own destiny! 😉

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Situated about 40 minutes north east of Perth (along the Great Eastern Highway),  you will find Clackline just shy of Northam.

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It has one post office/convenient store, and according to data it is the only store to supply the community Clackline with necessary products/produce since 1890.

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There is a little walkway which will give you the opportunity to see the wildflowers  – if you are walking this trail during the right time of the year.

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While I did not have enough time to have a good “look-see”  the area I did see was not only beautiful but also structured with a little humor.  Yes – they do have their own HillyBilly Ridge.

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If you are traveling along the Great Eastern Highway towards Northam or from the Northam area to Perth – Clackline is well worth the stop and definitely a little off the beaten track!  Enjoy 😉

Read the next post (with pics) about longest water line in the world!

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Suspension Bridge – Northham

Northam can  be found about 1.5 hours North East of Perth.  The best way to travel to this town is along the Great Eastern Highway.

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Northam is part of the Wheatbelt and the Avon Valley.  There are many features of Northam that take you back a few years, one which is the Suspension Bridge.

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From first sight, one would think the bridge was like any other bridge.  However take a few pace across it and you can feel the movement from other travelers on the other side.  It reminds me of being an a very firm trampoline.

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The view from the bridge is priceless.  I was lucky to have a picture perfect river.  A seagull seemed to be entertained at having us around and continuously flew into a picture as a well paid actor.

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There are talks that the council will be upgrading this bridge and area so if you do find yourself in these neck of the woods then this little bridge would probably be your best stop!  Enjoy! 😉

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