The 140 km long Irwin River, at its mouth, separates the towns of Dongara where we had spent the night, and Port Denison.
We didn't know it at that time, but we were to cross and re-cross this river many times on this day, both in the car and on foot.
Our first stop of the day, was the Coalseam Conservation Park.
We have never been to this Park, which was reputed to be full of wildflowers this time of the year, and I was hoping to see the place covered with carpets of wildflowers, something I remember seeing on our trip of 1993 a little further north.
Here are a few scans of photographs I took then.
|Memories from 1993|
The Irwin River runs through the Coalseam Park; at this stage it appears to be a mere trickle, as at different stages of its journey, it runs underground.
Walking through the Park, we had to cross this river bed at different points.
The carpets of flowers that I was keen to see, though, were there in abundance.
The yellow ones are like little pom-poms, and that, indeed, is what they are commonly called.
While there are others of similar colour, there are also many different ones - I have no idea what they are called, though.
From the river bed, you can look up towards these towering cliffs ...
... and this is the view from the top.
|Note the yellow wildflowers between all the trees|