Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Carnarvon to Shark Bay World Heritage Area

We are now in the small village of Denham which is situated in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. As we were driving here we were approaching a bridge when a vehicle came from the opposite direction in the middle of the road with warning lights flashing. Up this way that usually something very big is following. And big it was, so big we had to move right off the road. I'm not sure what this huge machinery was used for but it was the biggest vehicle I have ever seem in my life.
One huge vehicle
Today we ventured out to the old Peron Homestead in Francois Peron National Park. Since closing as working sheep station it now gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like back in the day. Francois Peron National Park now plays a key role in Project Eden, a bold environmental project attempting to reintroduce extinct species to the peninsula by controlling feral predators. One such animal that has been successfully been reintroduced is one of my favourite native animals the Bilby.


Old Shearing equipment

If these walls could talk - they would tell some amazing stories

An old wool press