Covering around 8000km of travelling doesn’t offer much time for reflection if you are navigating your way through unknown roads but it does pack in a lot of memories and offer amazing inspiration and photo opportunities in the remoter areas. We are traveling for three months and heading for Perth for a weeks break with Margaret River region behind us. Hopefully there will be time to look over the last seven weeks and reflect on our travels.
The Australian outback experience is life changing but as we have moved more closely in the tourist belt I realise how much I miss the isolation and peace of my rural art studio back home. When we decided to fill in some time on an historic steam train at Dwellingup, outside the Perth region, I realised to late that it was not the best choice during school holidays in WA. Before we even start the carriage is rocking with so many excited young voices I can’t think straight.
While we are not the loudest creatures on this planet I learnt a lot from the experience of visiting Eagle Heritage on Margaret River, a sanctuary where wild birds are taken to recover from illness and injury. The children there were amazingly quiet having been told they must remain so to have an up close encounter. What amazing beautiful creatures are birds. Owls in particular are experts in stealth and surprise and we could learn at lot from them on how to live wisely within our limits.
I loved learning about our Australian owls and below are photos taken from the Eagle Heritage experience..a Barn Owl and a baby BooBook and descriptive signs.