Monday, January 6, 2014

Walpole to Denmark

Well it certainly was a big drive to get from Walpole to Denmark, it was all of about 65 kms. You would think seeing it wasn't a big drive we would still have lots of energy when we arrived - no such luck. We still both had to have a quiet afternoon. I think packing up Myrtle and then setting up again when we get to our destination takes more out of us than I ever thought it would. Denmark is a small village situated on the banks of Wilson Inlet and the mouth of the Denmark River. But it's a bit bigger than our last two stops - Pemberton and Walpole, with the shire's population of around 5,500. It comes across as a bit of a trendy town with a few interesting shops. I found one called The Sacred Tree that was right up my alley. It was filled with crystals, various packs of spiritual cards, North American Indian products and so much more, I could have spent hours in there. But at least I was able to get a crystal fix.
Today we had a very lazy morning hanging about Myrtle. Then this afternoon we went off for a bit of fishing in the Hay River and the Denmark River. The rivers around this area are beautiful with their tea coloured waters. The colour of the water is caused by tannin being leached into the water from the many trees lining the banks.
Much to our disappointment we didn't even get a bite let alone a fish. But it was still an enjoyable way to spend a few relaxing hours.

Fishing on the Hay River - no fish!!!

Even the locals weren't out fishing!! Or maybe they had eaten them all!!

Still Nature didn't disappoint me - Old Man Banksia looking grand.

Definitely no fish!!!

But still a relaxing afternoon on the Denmark  River.