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Convoy lined up

Trip to Maralinga, August 2013 – 2. Port Augusta to Maralinga

. (an aside - all photos may be clicked to enlarge) Finally everyone was more or less ready, and we were on the road and heading north from Port Augusta by about 10.30....
Created: 06 Jul 2014 06:15  BlogID: 6000  Comments: 0  Views: 52 
At the Maralinga atomic test site

Trip to Maralinga, August 2013 – 1. Canberra to Port Augusta

. It felt good to be driving in Troopy, heading west again. Despite showery weather, we had a good run out to Hay, clipping along happily sitting on about 100....
Created: 06 Jul 2014 06:06  BlogID: 5999  Comments: 2  Views: 53 
Tall trees

Travelling with your camera

Digital cameras are great! In days of old, every shot on film had to wait to be processed, and if it didn’t work as you’d hoped there was often no chance to go back and try ...
Created: 22 Jun 2014 01:58  BlogID: 5964  Comments: 6  Views: 424 
Masses of dried off Noogoora Bur beside a western river

Weeds and Travellers

Weeds are everywhere. From the city to the bush, desert to rainforest, coast to outback, wherever you go you won’t be far from a weed....
Created: 21 Jun 2014 09:00  BlogID: 5962  Comments: 4  Views: 842 
What to look at first?

Rambling about, looking for wildflowers

. We have all heard the story. Travellers who say, when asked if they have seen wildflowers “I drove down that road two days ago and there was nothing to see”....
Created: 03 Jun 2014 04:50  BlogID: 5912  Comments: 3  Views: 532 
Wildflowers in the Stirling Ranges NP, WA

Where and When to find wildflowers.

. Australia boasts such a wonderful array of native flowering plants that in most places it’s possible to find at least some wildflowers. But it’s a big country,...
Created: 31 May 2014 07:48  BlogID: 5903  Comments: 2  Views: 593 
heavy horses ploughing for a world record

Wooback at Yass

Wooback was a gathering today of draught horses to set a world record for the number of horses ploughing at the same time. As there was no previous record,...
Created: 04 May 2014 07:25  BlogID: 5870  Comments: 2  Views: 982 

Photo Comp 2014

Difficult ! Australian Landscape is a very broad topic to cover in a circular format ! Here goes:
Created: 12 Dec 2013 05:51  BlogID: 5520  Comments: 3  Views: 1678 
Exploring some of the walking tracks at Cape Arid

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 15 : Cape Arid to Canberra

. Our first afternoon in the Cape Arid NP was spent exploring the area around the camping areas. We had a look at the older “Council” campground, that is closer to the beach,...
Created: 20 Dec 2012 05:37  BlogID: 4689  Comments: 5  Views: 9084 
Camp at Mason Bay

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 14 : Hopetoun to Cape Arid.

. Light rain was falling as we left Hopetoun in late September. We followed the coast road east, happy to be on bitumen for a while,...
Created: 19 Dec 2012 05:34  BlogID: 4688  Comments: 0  Views: 9145 
Normans Beach

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 13 : Albany to Hopetoun.

. A few overnight showers, a new HT cable, fuel tanks and fridges full – it was time to head east. Our first destination was Normans Beach on the western boundary of the ...
Created: 18 Dec 2012 04:42  BlogID: 4676  Comments: 2  Views: 9464 
On top of Jilakin Rock are flowers and great views

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 12 : Jilakin Rock to Albany

. Tucked in beside the vast grey wall of Jilakin Rock we made ourselves comfortable. There was a reasonable phone signal (Telstra) so by putting our awning out we could get a ...
Created: 17 Dec 2012 02:36  BlogID: 4652  Comments: 0  Views: 8984 
View from the top of Buntine Rocks

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 11 : Caron to Jilakin Rock

. “Round and round the rugged rocks” might have been a theme for the next few days. Sampling some half ripe quandongs made for an interesting start to the day and left our ...
Created: 16 Dec 2012 04:07  BlogID: 4637  Comments: 2  Views: 9567 
Our camp at Canna

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 10 : Canna to Caron

. We spent two pleasant days at Canna, exploring the many tracks around our camp, revisiting the orchid trail, and the big rock behind the village church....
Created: 15 Dec 2012 06:29  BlogID: 4616  Comments: 2  Views: 10102 
Our camp at Ellendale Pool

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 9 : Kalbarri to Canna

. Leaving Kalbarri we’d suffered a bad attack of Sudden-Onset-Battery-Dead syndrome. Experience sometimes teaches us useful things, and this situation was a case in point....
Created: 14 Dec 2012 06:28  BlogID: 4607  Comments: 2  Views: 10167 
Approaching Geraldton

Western Australia Trip, Aug 2012 – Part 8 : Mullewa to ...

. It was time to hit the bright lights of Geraldton and shop for a few essential items. Cooler clothes were required, and a replacement pump for our 12V shower....
Created: 13 Dec 2012 05:23  BlogID: 4592  Comments: 2  Views: 10460 
At "The Granites"

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 7 : Mt. Magnet to Mullewa

. Mt. Magnet looked hot and dusty in the afternoon sun. We noted that there was a caravan park, but in our search for an overnight bush camp we turned north on the Great ...
Created: 10 Dec 2012 23:11  BlogID: 4578  Comments: 1  Views: 10621 
Country around Laverton - red rocks and lots of mulga

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 6 : Laverton to Mt. Magnet

. A stunning sunrise brought a forecast for showers and storms, although the clouds soon cleared away to another warm day....
Created: 10 Dec 2012 02:53  BlogID: 4532  Comments: 1  Views: 10692 
Neale Junction camp

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 5 : Neale Junction to ...

. Next morning we decided to move on towards Laverton, leaving our new-found friends to wait for Noel’s shock absorbers to arrive....
Created: 09 Dec 2012 03:19  BlogID: 4519  Comments: 3  Views: 10576 
Burnt country just out from Warburton

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 4 : Warburton to Neale ...

. Getting on the road after refuelling next morning was slightly delayed as the roadhouse doesn’t open until 9.00 on a Sunday....
Created: 08 Dec 2012 03:24  BlogID: 4501  Comments: 2  Views: 11645 

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 3 : Yulara to Warburton

. Our progress west from Yulara was predictably slow at first. A few photo stops were required to record that we had passed Uluru and particularly scenic Kata Tjuta....
Created: 03 Dec 2012 09:29  BlogID: 4487  Comments: 1  Views: 10725 
North of Port Augusta - the distinctive shapes and colours of the desert

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 2 Port Augusta to Yulara

. The country was still unusually green as we pushed on towards Woomera. This stretch of road north of Port Augusta always gets us excited,...
Created: 30 Nov 2012 06:08  BlogID: 4484  Comments: 4  Views: 16867 
Beside the Murrumbidgee River - First night on the road

Western Australia Trip 2012 – Part 1 : Canberra to Port ...

. Getting started on a trip is often the hardest part of the whole journey, and this trip seemed to be especially hard to get going....
Created: 25 Nov 2012 04:05  BlogID: 4478  Comments: 2  Views: 10345 
Wells Cathedral in its rural setting

Exploring England 2012 - around Salisbury, Part 3

. The weather the following morning was much improved as we set out for yet another mighty cathedral. It was Saturday and the roads were surprisingly quiet so we were soon in ...
Created: 14 Nov 2012 23:07  BlogID: 4461  Comments: 0  Views: 9994 
Old bridge, Bath

Exploring England 2012 - around Salisbury, Part 2

. Showers greeted us next morning, but not enough to change the plan for the day, which was for a trip to Bath. This was a most attractive if rather hilly city with colourful ...
Created: 14 Nov 2012 09:45  BlogID: 4460  Comments: 0  Views: 9374 
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