We arrived in Ravensthorpe yesterday and are staying in a funny little caravan park with fairly old facilities but very friendly staff. It is actually a relief to be away from the gale-force winds which have bedevilled the coast for the last few days. The only disturbance here is the 5 am departures for the nearby nickel mine and hydrometallurgical processing plant which, strangely, appears to be near or within the Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage conservation area. 20% of WA’s 12,000 wildflower species can be found within the Fitzgerald River National Park. We are going to drive down to the park tomorrow.
Today we visited the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show and I have included pics of some of the beautiful flowers we saw, along with a miraculous (given its speed) photo of a Blue Breasted Wren, taken by Geoff. It is such a pretty little bird, with chestnut shoulder patches. Geoff took all of these photos with my modest little camera.