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by SocialHummingBird (subscribe)
Life is about the journey - some roads are not always what they seem but you sure learn a great deal from them!
Published August 24th 2016
Clackine is a small town found along the Great Eastern Highway on route to Northam.

A little history tied with an adventure! (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

The history behind this town dates back to 1880's. Although it was a small settlement, it was noted as the major railway junction between Toodjay and Northam.

An iconic representation of history. (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

With a population of about 300 people, Clackine is an adventure which many just drive by. Sadly, it reminds me of the 'Cars Movie' where most travel pass without stopping to see what this little place has to offer.

Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird

On route to Northam, I made it a point to stop by and learn a little about this place. To greet me was a railway carriage and a tractor, a token of the history behind this little place.

Isn't that convenient? (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

In the corner was a postage/convenience store which marked about the only retail outlet in the immediate area. Of course, I saw a road that sort of disappeared into a world which screamed "explore me", which I did.

An adventure wishing to be explored (Photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

While the road was lined with homes, it looked as if each house was brilliantly crafted with an invitation saying: "Please stop and look at me". Of course, I felt a little guilty taking a picture of a wonderland which I knew I should keep secret, but was just bursting to show the world.

Wonderland (Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Who would think that a little place just tucked to the side of the road would have so much to explore and see? And to think that more than 80% of us drive past each day! I wonder what would happen if just some of stopped for a moment, walked in the store, bought a drink and enjoyed a journey down a road that should really say "wonderland"?
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Your Comment
Thank you for showing us a little bit of Clackline. If you had walked a little way down from the shop towards the river, you would find the tunnel under the highway that leads to the old station. The size of the platforms indicate just how important this junction town was. There are also four walking tracks which would be full of wildflowers at the moment.
by AvonGems (score: 0|8) 1440 days ago
I love this article and enjoy subscribing to you. Glad to see you are writing more!
by SimpsonS (score: 2|157) 1442 days ago
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