Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk-04_0123

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Odd Ball

Week 04, 2017

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While searching my photos for another post,

I came across this bollard cyclist…bollard_0005

setting the exercise example for all.

Bollards, similar to this are scattered all around Corio Bay.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-4

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A-Photo-a-Week-Just-Missed

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Just Missed

 

In 2014 we spent a night at Lekhubu Island,

which is located in Botswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.


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The morning of our departure this Kalahari Scrub Robin

was moving rapidly around the camp in search of sustenance.

Note the dirt flying up as he scampers away in this shot.

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This was to be my million dollar shot.

The Robin had other ideas and all I have in focus

is where the Robin was.

I only found that I did actually capture

the little twerp…..this morning.

But our guide had a chuckle when I mumbled

that ‘I had a picture of where it was‘.

Now I am confused.

Is my near miss the fact that I missed

getting it in focus…or….that

I didn’t quite miss capturing it at all??

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Just Missed

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Graceful

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Graceful

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On August 05, 2014 I was at a commemoration service

across the Bay, at Point Nepean,

to remember the firing of

The First (allied) Shot of World War I.

pelican_0271My Grandfather was part of that Gun Crew.

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Towards the end of the ceremony this flight

of pelicans made and appearance.

Maverick would call it a ‘fly by’, I  think.

pelican_0285The flight then made…

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a formation turn before…

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seeking safer airspace before a twenty-first century

gun crew fired another shot to commemorate

firing of the First Shot exactly 100 years earlier.

australian-gannet_0229An Australian Garnet over Corio Bay.

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Seagull at Balyang Sanctuary, Geelong.

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Love the colour of the water in this shot.

No photo-shopping.

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This is probably my favourite in-flight photo.

No distractions…and the wing tips give it

the look of a 787 Dreamliner.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Public Transportation.

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Some of the public (tourist) transport…

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available in the centre of…brugge_horse_0183

Brugge.

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A speedier, and more comfortable mode of travel, so I’m told,

in the Germany’s Rhineland Region.

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While ascending Lucerne’s Mt Rigi we just hoped

that the brakes did not fail.lake_lucerne_ferry_0234
Cruising on Lake Lucerne.

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Our transport from  bus stop to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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York tourist train.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Public-Transport

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DISCOVER CHALLENGE17_0112_Greatest-Workmate-in-the-World

Greatest Workmate in the World

 

In December 1988 a neighbour asked if I wanted a pup.

brandy-pup_1-1The smallest pup in the little came running over,

launched itself onto my boot and remained there.

brandyy-dc_2-3He was named Brandy by MGW.

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It wasn’t long before Brandy was working a small mob of sheep

and responding very well to training.

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Brandy (left) and Molly

He grew to love the back of my utility and would wait faithfully for me.

He also turned into a ‘one man/person dog’.

One day the rams came into our backyard and MGW

let Brandy off to round them up and  put them

back through the gate, which is just left of shot.

She still tells the story  of how he sat on the back of the ute,

or under a tree watched her huff and puff for the half hour

it took to turn the rams out through this oh so close gate!

He would have had them rounded up

in 30 seconds had I been home…and MGW knew that.

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Brandy and a young Zoe

I still call Brandy my $6,000,000 dog.

He would work in the paddocks mustering sheep.

He would work in the yards.

He would also work the woolshed.

I had never had a dog as good as that,

and it is not often dogs are as versatile preferring

one area over the others.

He only ever sired one litter of pups of which Ginger,

who was mentioned frequently on this blog

until her death in October 2015, was one.

Brandy was a couple of months short of his 13th birthday

when he died in 2001.

A true candidate for

Greatest Workmate in the World

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DP_Discover Challenge: Greatest-in-the-World

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Big-and-Small

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My contribution for this week’s

Big and Small

 

I marveled at this sight a few years ago…

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as I had never seen tugs at work before…or since.

 sunrise_corio_bay_6965The size difference is noticeable here, however…

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only for the puff of smoke from its smoke stack,

our little tug would be lost, in this shot.

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 A better size comparison here.

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