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Dongara via Lesueur National Park to Cervantes

Highlight - Lesueur National Park


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FAVOURITE PHOTO

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TODAY WE ARE TRAVELLING DOWN THE COAST ROAD TO CERVANTES WITH A DETOUR THROUGH LESUEUR NATIONAL PARK.

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ALONG THE COAST THE SURROUNDING VEGITATION IS LOW LYING PROBABLY DUE TO THE COASTAL WINDS. IF YOU TRAVEL NORTH TO GERALDTOWN YOU WILL NOTICE MANY LEANING TREES DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS.

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LESUEUR NATIONAL PARK

HEAD SOUTH FROM DONGARA ON THE INDIAN OCEAN DRIVE. TURN LEFT ONTO COOROW-GREEN HEAD ROAD, THEN TAKE A RIGHT ON COCKLESHELL GULLY ROAD WHICH TAKES YOU THROUGH THE NATIONAL PARK AND OUT ONTO JURIEN ROAD TO JURIEN BAY.

IN SPRING LESUEUR NATIONAL PARK BURSTS ALIVE WITH A GLORIOUS SEA OF COLOUR.

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NOT ONLY IS LESUEUR FAMOUS FOR WILDFLOWERS BUT IT IS ALSO A BIRDERS PARADISE WITH SOME 122 SPECIES INCLUDING THE ENDANGERED CARNABY'S BLACK COCKATOO. MANY OF THESE BIRDS RELY ON THE MANY WILDFLOWERS HERE FOR SURVIVAL. IN FACT THERE ARE 820 IDENTIFIED SPECIES OF WILDFLOWERS MAKING LESUEUR ONE OF THE WORLD RENOWN NATIONAL PARKS FOR WILDFLOWERS. BE MINDFULL NOT TO WALK OFF THE MANY WALKING PATHS AS THE PARK IS IN DANGER OF SUFFERING FROM DIEBACK DISEASE WHICH YOU MAY HAVE ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SHOES.

AFTER MY FIRST WILDFLOWER TRIP I BECAME A CONVERT :) I LOVE TROPICAL FLOWERS WITH RED HIBISCUS BEING MY FAVOURITE FOLLOWED BY FRANGIPANIS. I ALWAYS THOUGHT AUSTRALIAN WILDFLOWERS WERE NOT AS PRETTY, HOWEVER I AM NOW AMAZED AT THE MANY VARIETIES AND COLOURS. COLOURS RANGE FROM WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, PINK, PURPLE AND BLUE. A LOT ARE VERY SMALL, ESPECIALLY THE ORCHIDS. HUBBY AND I HAVE FUN TRYING TO SPOT VARIOUS SPECIES AND THEN IDENTIFYING THEM. WE HAVE A COLOUR CODED SPRING WILDFLOWERS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA BOOK THAT IS A GREAT HELP. I PROBABLY GET SOME WRONG THOUGH AS I AM NO EXPERT HAHA. YOU ARE WELCOME TO LET ME KNOW PLEASE IF YOU SPOT A MISTAKE.

SO HERE GOES -

White Flowering Gum

White Flowering Gum

Cowslip Orchid

Cowslip Orchid

Kangaroo Paw up close

Kangaroo Paw up close

Red Kangaroo Paw

Red Kangaroo Paw

Orange Flame Pea

Orange Flame Pea

Fringe Lily

Fringe Lily

Cottonhead

Cottonhead

Purple Kunzea

Purple Kunzea

Pink Kunzea

Pink Kunzea

Morning Iris

Morning Iris

AND SOME OTHER RANDOM PIX JUST FOR FUN -

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JURIEN BAY

JURIEN BAY IS A NICE PITT STOP FOR LUNCH. WE BOUGHT A PIE AND CHIPS FROM THE GALLERY CAFE IN TOWN AND TOOK THEM TO THE PARK ON THE BEACH FOR A PICNIC.

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CERVANTES

ARRIVING IN CERVANTES, HIT THE TAVERN ON THE HILL FOR A WELL DESERVED BEVERAGE.

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BEER TOO COLD THIS TIME OF YEAR.....BRRRR.
A NICE RED WILL HIT THE SPOT :)

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~~oOo~~

TOMORROW WE'LL VISIT THE FAMOUS PINNACLES AND DISCOVER THE OLDEST LIVING FOSSILS ON EARTH!!
STAY TUNED.

Posted by aussirose 18:34 Archived in Australia Tagged travellerspoint road_trip wildflowers blog cervantes 2012 jurien_bay aussirose wa_wildflowers lesueur_national_park

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Stunning pictures Ann.

by Wabat

Thanks Albert. I enjoy photographing flowers :)

by aussirose

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