Western Australia’s Special Secret

Western Australia has a secret place that not many people know about. First let me say it should be listed as one of the seven wonders of the world. Biased opinion? Well I’ll let you decide for yourselves.

Below I will put some images that give you a very small glimpse into what this amazing place has to offer.

The name of this place was once called Hamersley Ranges, now it is known as Karajini.

Kanyini, which Karajini is taken from means responsibility and unconditional love for all of creation and it envelops the four principles of aboriginal life:
Tjukurrpa– Creation Period ( ‘dreamtime’): Kurunpa– Spirit, Soul, Psyche: Walytja- Family, Kinship: Ngura– Land, Home, Place or Mother.
” Kanyini is best expressed in English as the combination of the two words ‘responsibility’ and ‘love’, but it is actually a relationship; it is an enormous caring with no limit – it has no timeframe: it is eternal.

This is so much of what this place speaks of, it is like you are descending into the artsacpes of God. You feel the embrace of nature and the grandeur of creation as well as it feeling like you are coming home to where things were a lot simpler and far more beautiful.

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Travelling in the Outback

We are travelling from Broome to Coral Bay and will be stopping in Exmouth on the way, so I thought I would include some of the iconic wildflower of Western Australia, the Sturt Desert Pea. This wildflower is a vivid red with a black center and adds dramatic colour to the landscape. I will add more wildflowers as we travel further through the area, but here is a taste to wet your appetite.

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An iconic western australian wildflower

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Sturt pea in the australian outback

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A cluster of peas on a bush

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Close up of sturt pea

Early strut pea

This is a sturt desert pea waiting to open into full flower

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Looking at the Sturt Pea from above

Broome

We enjoyed Broome as we always do. We met some great people in Kunnunurra, spent time with them in Derby and then in Broome we watched the stairway to the moon together. One f the great parts of traveling is the friends you meet. Tourists from everywhere travel to see the spectacle which only occurs when the full moon rises on the mud flats at low tide. The ripples on the mud flats create the stairway. They also have a market that is lots of fun on the same nights.

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Full moon in Broome Wfriends you meet.

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Stairway to the moon in Broome