Mukinbudin - the town and our camp

Mukinbudin - the town and our camp

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It’s been over 30 years since I first visited Mukinbudin. My friend Shan and I had recently left London and arrived in WA, and almost immediately she got a job at the Muka Hotel. Last week I revisited this tiny Wheatbelt town and discovered that nothing much had changed, apart from a drop in population numbers which seems to be a common thread in all these small towns.

Through a Denmark friend, we scored a great little camp spot in the yards of an old farm a few k’s from town, which meant we not only had some shade over the hot days, we had access to a shower (the first few days were so hot that we didn’t even think to turn on the hot water system!) It also meant I didn’t have to look too far to find photo opportunities. I don’t imagine there’s too many farms around the Wheatbelt that don’t have sheds full of rusty old cars, tools and farm equipment gathering dust - a photo opp at every turn.

Mukinbudin Community Shed

Mukinbudin Community Shed

Eaglestone Rock and Lake Brown near Mukinbudin

Eaglestone Rock and Lake Brown near Mukinbudin