On one of our early journeys along Chittering Road we had been told of a well near Peace Be Still which we were told might have been sunk by the monks on their journeys back and forth to New Norcia. This well is currently under investigation by the City of Swan.
So we took a trip up there with Trevor Walley who is a Noongar Elder and we found the Chittering well which still had water in it even though the local creek was dry.
Trevor also told us about another well up "near Julimar". Last week and just the other day he sent us this picture of THAT well which is only a few kilometres away from our Trail.
On Thursday, Maggie and I took a trip to Toodyay to find out a bit more about John Scully for the book I am writing about him. In passing Marghi at the Tourist Information mentioned a note she had seen in old Police Records from Victoria Plains (that particular police station was located in New Norcia) which mentioned Solomon's Well "halfway between Victoria Plains and Toodyay". So over the last 48 hours I have been narrowing down the location of Solomon's well and if it's where I think it is, that too is along the alignment of the Pilgrim Trail and embeds the concept of Monks Wells along the Pilgrim Trail.
Not only would that be a great story to share, but it also gives campers access to water if it is found to be suitable.
Watch this space!