Skip to main content

Walking day

Track into Wilpeana Pound
I had planned on this being a walking day. Nothing strenuous just a 7kms return circuit stroll into Wilpeana Pound – nearly all flat, such a change from steep climbs on the tracks back home.
One of the characteristics of the Flinders Ranges is the diversity of landforms and vegetation. For those who are interested the slideshow is a summary of the vegetation we saw on the way. There were wildflowers too which I will include in another post.


  1. I do love that place! The slide show was terrific too.

  2. I'd like to take a walk there.

  3. I don't recall a lot of flatness on the way UP to the pound, but once inside, just a delight.

  4. Pete, it's great to have you popping in at the moment. We get to the really good bits soon.

    Julie, anything is flat compared to a walk in the BMs. To my mind it was really, really flat with just a tiny climb towards the end.

    Jim and Megan, thanks for visiting it is beautiful and made extra beautiful because of the rain. Locals say you will never see it better than at the moment. Last time I was here it was super hot and dusty. So much so, that I don't even think we did this full walk into the pound ... but it was 30+ years ago and I've lost the photographs so my memory of it is not all that clear.

  5. Wow it is a beautiful place. I would love to do that walk but not sure if I would last the didtance. I must put this place on my list.

  6. Another great slide show. I especially like the water and rock shots.

  7. You had excellent light for this series, everything looks detailed and balanced. You have a beautiful country, JE.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The end

I retire from the workforce this week and to celebrate have decided to retire my current blogs and start afresh with a single consolidated blog - My Bright Field - to record the delights of my new life adventure.
If you are interested follow me over there.  I will still be Sweet Wayfaring and collecting Royal Hotels.  The delights I discover along the way will appear together with my gardens and towns where I live.

Blue Wren

Having finished the circuit at the zoo we settled down for a nice lunch at the cafe. This chirpy little blue wren came close to our table while his brown wife Jenny jumped playfully on the grass. Nesting swallows swooped in an out of the rafters.
Musing:The Blue Wrens and the Butcher Bird by Judith Wright
"Sweet and small the blue wren
whistles to his gentle hen,
"The creek is full, the day is gold,
the tale of love is never told.
Fear not, my love, nor fly away,
for safe, safe in the blackthorn-tree
we shall build our nest today.
Trust to me, oh trust to me."

Cobwebs they gather and dry grass,
greeting each other as they pass
up to the nest and down again,
the blue wren and the brown wren.
They seek and carry far and near,
down the bank and up the hill,
until that crystal note they hear
that strikes them dumb and holds them still.

Great glorious passion of a voice--
sure all that hear it must rejoice.
But in the thorn-bush silent hide
the nest-builders side by side.

Royal Hotel - Ganman

And I wrap up this trip with the Royal Hotel at Ganman.