It's Saturday so it's time for a walk. After more inspiration from The Life of Py I decide to try the northern section of the Wungong Regional Park near Roleystone. The Life of Py details a number of trails in the area that he found out about via Bill from the Roleystone Bush Care website. Think I might check these out myself. So I leave early and plan to catch the train to Kelmscott and then take the 241 bus to the corner of Stocker Road and the Brookton Highway. My plans change when I realise the Armadale Train Line is closed today due to work at the new Perth Stadium Station. I really don't want to catch a rail replacement bus so I say stuff it, get a coffee and head home.
Fast forward to Sunday morning. The trains are now functioning on the Armadale line. I catch the 7:30am train to Kelmscott, take the 241 bus at 8:21am and arrive at Stocker Road at about 8:30am. I am a little concerned about the amount of smoke in the area. Even at Kelmscott station the smoke is thick in the air. Knowing my luck, I have arrived in a bushland burn off period. I check the Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Website (a great website to check out before you go for a bushwalk), but no planned burn off today. Oh well, not sure where this smoke is coming from but I'll try anyway.
From the bus stop on Brookton Highway it's a short walk up Stocker Road, over the narrowest section of the Canning River I have even seen and then to the gate of the Wungong Regional Park.