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Motorcycle Camping ,Toapin weir Adventure , free wild moto camping in Western Australia XT250

This video is a overnight camp and ride I did in April 2022 , I wanted to do a camping video for my Touring playlist of my channel on Toapin weir in the WA wheatbelt , I decided to make it a bit more of an adventure by getting there on my XT250 using some back country farm roads and along a section of closed rail line , I love wild moto camping and this was the perfect opertunity to get out there , the total trip was approx 200 km so an easy one on the motorbike with one tank of fuel . I will be uplaoding a video with more details about the weir so keep an eye out for that . Thanks for watching please leave a comment or thumbs up , as always you are free to share this video . Keep the shiny side up .

Hi welcome to another one of my videos this one is out to topenweir uh just before you hit queering and i’ll be leaving from york the idea was just to go out there do a quick video on the free campsite to give some more info of places to camp around the wheat belt and i was going to go out in the van but i decided to do it on the the trail bike the xt 250 and

Have a look around do some back roads do a bit of extra filming and just make it more of an adventure so it’ll actually end up as two videos this one with the motorbike and then i’ll do a separate one to follow up on tape and wear and what’s around there is the weather and looking at the sky at the moment it’s not too bad for the blue sky up there a few clouds

The forecast is actually for 30 chance of rain today saturday but sunday afternoon it’s a 90 percent chance and i think we might be in for some thunderstorms so if the weather man’s right i’ll be okay otherwise it might be a little bit of a wet trip coming home so we’ll play it by ear and see what happens stick around don’t say to me doc’s the first inland

Town settled in western australia beautiful old town lots of old buildings through here nice and quiet saturday morning sofa a couple of great pubs in town that’s more of a private one the old york now and there’s the post office the old courthouse york motor museum great spot if you get a chance to come and have a look at that as well well the butcher’s doing

Samples out the front of his shop god that smells good york town hall now that’s the imperial hotel a lot of bikers use that one great spot nice meals and you can park out the back this is the first time i’ve used the helmet cam with audio so hopefully it’s going to turn out alright all right just coming up to the gromba going east road see the changes in the sky

Don’t try to read the messages that are in between the lines well let’s pack our things get motoring let’s hit the wall again cause on the road there is no load and everything is fine let us go and fly now oh well that’s right here comes the dirt anglican church green hills you’re standing in the original green hills town site the green hills district was one of

The original crown grants of land made to the parker family when the first settle they first settled and moved to york looking for additional good quality land all right just coming up to another one of the crossings of the old querying line so i’ll just slow down and show you a bit of the access road and that for riding along quite going too far but it gives you

An idea if you’re coming out this way especially this time you’re just quite dry and so this comes all the way from york out to queerting and beyond you’ll find remnants of railway line out through to bruce rock and beyond well jake as well but b.a higgins danger guard dogs um established 1886. yeah definitely not going on there across against that sheet i

Hope it was not somebody that the dogs found all right this is what we were looking for there’s the railway line the road disappears off in that direction and going left onto the railway line and all these crisscross patterns you’re the journey that i choose all right tell them where we’ve made it that’s the damn wall just in front of me the wall of the dam

Not the dam all so we’ll just come over this side and there’s absolutely heaps of parking well i found the spot that’ll do me the dam is back over that way so i can walk over there fairly quickly if i want to and i think i can actually sneak up through there now pack the bike so that my shelter is always first and easily accessible because i’ve got to do it in

The rain i don’t want to be opening stuff and getting everything else wet i know what shackles are i wear them every day working for the man and the bills i’ve got to pay and there’s a place that only i know of where i can hunker down and i’d be gone i’d be gone come with me to where the wild flowers grow and the trees smell like heaven don’t you know and

The song of the loons calling me and i’ll be gone i’ll be gone that little voice inside your head that you know telling you not to do what you’ve always done before well that’s the one i’m bending to the one i follow now under the sun under these clouds come with me to where the wildflowers grow and the trees smell like heaven don’t you know and the song

Well rum and coke time it’s been a nice relaxing day actually a few flies around but you were flying a veil for a while and that keeps them away it’s the other reason i’ve lit the fire with a little bit of smoke in it that’ll help keep flies away as well once it cools off and that sun starts to go down they disappear they’ve actually started to disappear a little

Bit already so you’ve just got to kick back and relax i’ve had nobody else come past except for that one lady that was turned up when i arrived so hello nice meeting you but apart from that i’ve taken a few photos been up the weir had a good wash the water was absolutely beautiful and crystal clear a few tadpoles in there but i don’t think they’re gonna bother

You anybody and never spotted a shark fin or anything like that the only thing i’d say is probably make sure that you’ve got shoes on or keep keep an eye out for a broken glass found plenty of wood i don’t need much for this just to as i say keep the flies away a little bit and cook me tea on i just like coming out and that relaxing right there where the

River meets the road where no one’s been before right there that’s where i’ll go with the campfire burning and a cold beer in my smell like heaven don’t you know and the song of the lord calling me and i’ll be gone i’ll be gone summer winter spring or fall it doesn’t matter to me well it’s morning sun’s coming up and it was a beautiful night’s sleep

Not cold at all very comfortable with the hammock and it’s the leaf hennessey hammock that i use i’ve actually got my sleeping bag which is by denali on the outside of the sleeping oh the hammock so that i’ve got insulation all the way around i’m not putting pressure down underneath so i’m not getting that cold bum effect and yeah it’s it’s just like being in

A big cocoon so i’ll get up this morning some breakfast going and then start out on the road and get home before this afternoon weather does come in just in come case me to where the wildflowers grow and the trees smell like heaven don’t you know when the song of the news calling me and i’ll be gone i’ll be gone come with me to where the wildflowers grow and

The trees smell like heaven don’t you know when the song of the news calling me and i’ll be gone i’ll be gone well i can see the rain out there it’s coming in it’s black has behind me hey you see the storm clouds and what i’m heading for don’t say to me you cannot see the changes in the sky don’t try to read the messages that are in between the lines well

Let’s pack our things get motoring let’s hit the wall again cause on the road there is no load and everything is fine let us go and officially raining well just coming back in new york thoroughly enjoyed that nice camp nice location don’t forget there’ll be a second video coming out in the next week or two and that will have a bit more detail on the area so

Have a look out for that one if you enjoyed it or you have any comments please give me a thumbs up leave a comment or if you haven’t subscribed please do so there’s heaps more to come and if you look back a few videos you’ll see some more uh about motorcycle camping and other things so again thanks very much for watching keep the shiny side up and i’ll catch you next time

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Motorcycle Camping ,Toapin weir Adventure , free wild moto camping in Western Australia XT250 By Peter Hewitson