At the beginning of the month I went over to Nannup and drove along the road to Balingup. This road winds along the banks of the Blackwood River and is a very pretty drive. I turned off the main road thinking I was going on a side road but it quickly became a forestry track. They were clearing the pine plantations in the area, and the road climbed rapidly until I was high above the Blackwood River. The rain, and spectacular scenery were worth the effort. Once up at the top I did see a sign saying I wasn’t supposed to be there as they were clearing the area, but that was hardly the place to put the sign!