Monday, 23 August 2010

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Heading out of Morawa things were straightforward, involving a day's leisurely drive towards an evening stop at New Norcia, with a few pauses to look at whatever wildflowers were out along the way, and that's how it panned out. 

Stops along the way to check out wildflower intelligence weren't as successful as they might have been. While I don't mean to cast aspersions on the people (presumably volunteers) who look after the tourist info, they don't always pay too much attention to where you've been or take account of the vehicle you're driving.

A case in point. 

We stopped in Perenjori, having come from Morawa and answered the inquiry about where we'd been. We went on to describe our destination and pointed out that the hire car people didn't like their vehicles travel off the bitumen (no insurance cover if you did and something unfortunate happened) and asked about the possibilities.

The response was a complicated briefing that would've taken us along a confusing array of dirt roads in search of an array of orchids in a location identified by the presence of a blue sock.  

And we'd have been heading back towards Morawa, rather than south towards New Norcia.

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