The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere

Ragin’ in Wagin


This poem was written to promote the CMCA Solos Rally in Wagin, Western Australia in October 2015 and was shared at our Penola Rally in South Australia in March 2015

We’ll be ragin’ in Wagin
The Solos Rally in the West
Where the wild flowers are spectacular
And the beaches are the best.
And whether you come over the top
Or across the Nullabor
You’ll find that Western Australia
Has amazing things in store.

From the pure white sandy beaches
That you’ll see at Cape Le Grande,
To the rugged cliffs of Kalbarri
And the red earth of the inland.
The National Parks provide great camps
And it’s not hard to find free sites,
Where fellow travellers meet for fun
To enjoy the starry nights.

The country towns are friendly
The station stays a must
But the wind blows strong on the west coast
And you’ll never get rid of red dust.
Yet the dust’s like a badge of honour,
It says you’ve travelled far,
And you’ve ventured on those long dirt roads
And not stuck to the tar.

So make the trip to Wagin
Enjoy your journey on the way
Gather lots of great experiences
And we’ll see you in WA!

Author: The Snail Trail

I’m a nomad who loves travelling Australia in my old campervan, Brutus the Beast, seeing amazing places and meeting fellow travellers.

2 thoughts on “Ragin’ in Wagin

  1. I love the big ram in Wagin! What is the Solos rally? My mother-in-law grew up in Wagin … the town has definitely been in the decline of late, which is unfortuante. I enjoyed the poem. Captured many beauties of WA in it. Thanks for sharing.


    • Thanks for your comment. The Solos Rally is a group of Solo travellers – a special interest group within the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA). We will be holding our Rally in Wagin in October 2015 and should inject quite a bit of money – and fun- into the Wagin community while there. I’m looking forward to my first visit there at that time!


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