|The Capella Pioneer Village contains the original Peak Downs homestead which I thought was worth a photo but when I got there I found that the village wasn’t open today. While I was taking a photo of the house through the fence a young bloke rode up on his bicycle & we started chatting.
It turned out that he was one of the volunteers coming to do some work & invited me to come in & have a look around. He opened up 5 of the buildings for me & I had a wonderful couple of hours looking around the beautiful old homestead which is crammed with all kinds of furniture & artefacts. I also saw the woolshed, shearers quarters & store which had been brought in from Gordon Downs, another local station.
One of the reasons I stopped at Capella was to have a look at the Peak Range mountains which are most unusual .because they’re not a range at all, they’re a series of individual conical mountains rising out of the flat black-soil plains.
I went on a 155 km self-drive tour this afternoon which was very helpful in describing the different mountains & even pointing out where the good photo opportunities were. I didn’t even get lost once.