Camp Sunshine – #Inktober 2018 Day 27

Due to a sore back I stayed at camp on the 27th while the others went off to conquer the highest peak in the Stirling Ranges – Bluff Knoll.

I enjoyed sitting in the sunshine while sketching a view of the Porongurups from the caravan park – a complex view of dramatic, bare, granite outcrops, lush forest and scrubland.

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Sunny Porongurups – #Inktober 2018 Day 27

When the others returned after their successful climb I was happy to be in a better state than they!


Playing In Sunshine – #Inktober 2018 Day 26

Day 26 we managed to walk from the caravan park to the Porongurups Village Store and Cafe – not very far!

We enjoyed morning coffee and scones in the garden.  Afterwards we played a long game of Chinese Chequers on a board painted onto a hexagonal table top, using painted bottle caps. Fun re-purposing!

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Playing In The Sunshine – @Inktober 2018 Day 26


Raining Sunshine – #Inktober 2018 Day 25

After 2 days of strenuous exercise we settled on a leisurely stroll (to ease our aching muscles) along a 1 km walk at the base of Castle Rock.  Wildflowers were abundant, especially the genus Chorizema with pea like flowers.  A yellow climbing variety hung down as if raining sunshine!

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Raining Sunshine – #Inktober 2018 Day 25


Sunshine Rocks – #Inktober 2018 Day 24

Remembering it as an easy trail, except for the last part, we climbed Castle Rock in the Porongurups on the 24th.  Either our memories or our bodies must have played a trick on us as it was a long slog up to the first lookout! The vertical climb from there up to the skywalk was well worth the struggle as the views in the sunshine were stunning.

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Sunshine Rocks – #Inktober 2018 Day 24


Sunny Wildflowers – #Inktober 2018 Day 23 PM

Unwisely, after walking the Nancy Peak Trail in the morning, we decided to do a short wildflower trail in the afternoon.  Somehow we lost the trail markers and had another long trek! A plus was finding a patch of wild, sunny yellow cowslip orchids.

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Cowslip Orchids – #Inktober 2018 Day 23 PM


Imagine The Sunshine – #Inktober 2018 Day 23 AM

On the 23rd we walked the Nancy Peak Circuit Trail in the Porongurups.  The walk crosses the main peak of the ranges and gives panoramic views of the granite rocks, lush forests and the distant Stirling Ranges.

It was a cool day with grey skies so I had to imagine the sunshine in the sketch for the day.

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Imagine The Sunshine – #Inktober 2018 Day 23 AM


The Wheels On The Van – #Inktober 2018 Day 22

The wheels on the van went round and round on the 22nd – all the way to the Porongurups, Western Australia.

We were in a sunny mood but when we arrived the skies were grey and the wind was icy cold!  We didn’t care – we met up with good friends and had a fun evening.

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The Wheels On The Van – #Inktober 2018 Day 22