Pt 8. Camping at Honeymoon Pool
After a week of ‘roughing’ it out at Munda Biddi campsites, the luxury of sleeping in a heated room is nice for a change. I could get used to this too.
But, here we are, going back into the bush again for another adventure.
The pastor is very eager to go camping so he bought a brand new tent just for the occasion. It’s a lovely bright mauve in colour … very honeymoonish, I must say.
Honeymoon Pool is located inside Wellington National Park along the Collie River. It’s an easily accessible site very popular with weekenders.
It being a weekday, there are only a few campers in the park, just the way I like my campsites.
This is a paid campsite, and park rangers come by early in the morning while you’re still floating in dreamland to collect the $10 a head fee before you get a chance to run away.
How Honeymoon Pool got its name
An excerpt from westernaustralia-travellersguide.com:
Clearings along the Collie River have been popular as local campsites for many years. Honeymoon Pool is thought to have been named after it was established as a base camp for army training during WWII, and when the soldiers arrived they found several couples camped there for their honeymoons.
As we are getting ready for our ride, guess who comes riding by the campsite? My Munda Biddi buddy Sandy from Sydney!
What a pleasant surprise. Sandy had stayed the night at the town of Collie to restock his supplies and was now on the way to Nglang Boodjar, the next Munda Biddi campsite about a half hour ride away.
Sandy takes off for the campsite while we agreed to meet up with him there. Al and I get ready (cheese, half a bottle of wine and other snacks in a pannier) and make our way there.
Next: Riding around Perth with friends.