Go West!

We are actually going east to Yalgoo. Back tracking a bit because we have adjusted the itinerary. But also because in going east this is the way all the gold explorers did back in the 1800s, as well as the early explorers. Unlike in the USA where they went west. There is a Village People song that goes something like

Go West

Life is peaceful there

Go West

Lots………….. I can’t remember the rest……

Well it’s certainly peaceful out here and after going east for a bit we will turn back west, after going north to Cue. The Mullewa Show was  a great day out despite the rain. Here are some pics of the things mentioned in the last blog entry.

 

Mullewa show day foot races

Mullewa show day foot races

A great carrot

A great carrot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homealone thought hers would have come first maybe!

Homealone thought hers would have come first maybe!

 

The winning flower display at the show

The winning flower display at the show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was only 150 km back to Yalgoo and we stopped off in a very neat little caravan park, only about 10 established sites circling a grassed lawn (which is pretty rare out here). Expansion is on the cards as another 10 sites are just being opened up, but all on red dirt. Nearby Yalgoo is Joker’s Tunnel, carved out by early gold explorers. Homealone had a good look in. It was an eerie sort of feeling walking through it. The tunnel walls are not weathered and the different rock strata are a multitude of colours. All done by pick and shovel and some rudimentary blasting. It’s about 100 metres long. A big effort!

Dominican Chapel of St Hyacinth at Yalgoo

Dominican Chapel of St Hyacinth at Yalgoo

 

Who's the joker looking in the tunnel?

Who’s the joker looking in the tunnel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monsignor  John Hawes was also in these parts and this Chapel was also designed and built by him. Although in part restored it is no longer used and is fenced off.

 

Inside the tunnel

Inside the tunnel

Another flower, pure white.

Another flower, pure white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yalgoo has this enormous race track. The start is on the far side and you can barely see the little set of starting gates. The annual April 2016 race day was postponed, by wet weather it seems. A revised date is not advertised so I expect it will be delayed till April 2017.

Yalgoo racecource

Yalgoo racecource

Welcome to Yalgoo

Welcome to Yalgoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The internet has been dreadfully slow over the last week and we are now at Shark Bay and will be trying to catch up over the next couple of days.

 

 

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on September 3, 2016, in Western Australia 2016. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Tony and Rosemary Watt

    “Go West”

    Heyhey
    well well well well
    yeaah
    yeaah

    (Together) We will go our way
    (Together) We will leave someday
    (Together) Your hand in my hand
    (Together) We will make the plans

    (Together) We will fly so high
    (Together) Tell our friends goodbye
    (Together) We will start life new
    (Together) This is what we’ll do

    (Go west) Life is peaceful there
    (Go west) Lots of open air
    (Go west) To begin life new
    (Go west) This is what we’ll do

    (Go west) Sun in winter time
    (Go west) We will do just fine
    (Go west) Where the skies are blue
    (Go west) This and more we’ll do

    (Together) We will love the beach
    (Together) We will learn and teach
    (Together) Change our pace of life
    (Together) We will work and strive

    (I love you) I know you love me
    (I want you) Happy and carefree
    (So that’s why) I have no protest
    (When you say) You want to go west

    (Go west) Life is peaceful there
    (Go west) Lots of open air
    (Go west) To begin life new
    (Go west) This is what we’ll do

    (Go west) Sun in winter time
    (Go west) We will do just fine
    (Go west) Where the skies are blue
    (Go west) This and more we’ll do

    (I know that) there are many ways
    (to live there) in the sun or shade.
    (Together) we will find a place
    (to settle] down and live with space

    (without the) busy pace back east,
    (the hustling), rustling of the feet,
    (I know I’m) ready to leave too,
    (so this is) what we’re going to do,

    (Go west) Life is peaceful there.
    (Go west) Lots of open air.
    (Go west) To begin life new.
    (Go west) This is what we’ll do.

    (Go west) Sun in winter time.
    (Go west) We will do just fine.
    (Go west) Where the skies are blue.
    (Go west) This and more we’ll do.

    (Go west) Life is peaceful there.
    (Go west) Lots of open air.
    (Go west) To begin life new.
    (Go west) This is what we’ll do.

    [fade out]
    (Go west) together together we’ll gone our way
    (Go west) together together you lead me the way
    (Go west) you begin life new
    (Go west) this is what will do
    (Go west) life is peaceful there

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