Cee-BW-Challenge-Roads

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Roads.

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The eastern end of the Great Ocean Road…gor_1195

which stretches along

Victoria’s South West Coast to

The Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell.

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 Moving inland and this road runs through the

Mt. Mercer Wind Farm…just out of Ballarat.

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 Back in Geelong we have the

Southern (Geelong) end of

the Midland Highway…

also known locally as

Ballarat Road.

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 Further north, a Sydney road

near the Harbour Bridge.

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Further north again,

this railroad line runs

from Cairns to Kuranda.

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The return journey can be made via cable car

over views like this.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Roads

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Happy

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My contribution for this week’s

Happy

challenge.

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A drive around Geelong provided me

with a couple of shots for this week’s happy challenge.

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A sun-baker enjoying the 30 degree Celsius temperatures

April is producing.

Hoping for rain tomorrow.

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And what could make a bloke happier than a day fishing.

 

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16Wk-16

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Odd Ball

Week 16, 2016

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Not so much odd, as unusual, this week.

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A drive along, or to,

The Great Ocean Road

produced this shot on Monday.

It reminds me of similar scenes when

camping in the Canadian Rockies years ago.

Forty to be exact.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16

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Black and White Tuesday16-1804

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Black and White Tuesday

 April 18, 2016

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A few days ago, on Facebook, I saw some…stones_9650

 photos of rock stacks, lots of them.

Not far from Geelong.

So, this morning I set off to visit these

natural rock formations.

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After an hour an a half drive this was I came upon.

 Not many stacks, but heaps of stones and a family,

who had negotiated the slippery 10-15 foot descent,

and had just finished making these few

rock stacks.

A rather disappointing end to my journey.

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However, along the way I managed a few shots

of the foggy morning.

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A when I reached The Great Ocean Road

this was what Bass Strait was like.

Not as rough as I have seen it,

but better than millpond.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Travel Theme-Books

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My

Books

Travel Theme.

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When we moved to this house we decided

that we would have a place for books.

books_9546At the time my passion was for hardback novels.

Yes, large and bulky…and

soon the shelves began to show signs of sagging.
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Even lighter audio books did not help much.

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Then along came the e-reader.

In my case a Stash followed by a mini-iPad.

I have close to 400 books on my iPad

and can carry all of them in my pocket.

The convenience far outweighs the book.

Photo is the best I could do.  Sorry.

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Where’s My Backpack: Books

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Travel Theme-Balance

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My

Balance

Travel Theme.

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I think this may be a Northern White Crowned Shrike.  

Google says they live in Tanzania with no mention

South Africa where this was taken.

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Whatever species it is there always seems to be a fine line…

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between balanced and that over balanced look, with birds.

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Where’s My Backpack: Balance

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Dinnertime

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Dinnertime

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A while back we celbrate Father’s Day with

a special dinner outing at

the Titanic Restaurant

in Williamstown, a suburb of Melbourne.

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Some of the passengers were seated at their tables in the

First Class Dining Room before we arrived.

We were assured by the Captain that our night

would end in disaster!

TItanic_IMG_0560Passengers were encouraged to dress in period costume,

however only a few made the effort.

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Our table was ready for us when we arrived.

 

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Between main course and desert we began to think

something was astray when smoke began to rise up

from below decks.

TItanic_IMG_0571We were all instructed in the use if life jackets,

which made us feel more secure in our life boats.

TItanic_IMG_0557After being picked up by the Carpathia our night ended

as we sailed into New York.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Fences.

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Beginning with fences from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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There is a pedestrian bridge which is, or has,

had the locks removed.

I wonder if there are anymore, now?

This was the only one in December.

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 The pedestrian walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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 Authorities have definitely made it difficult to go over, either way.

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Another view from the Bridge.

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Dry stone wall fences are common throughout Western Victoria.

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unlike this one.

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thirty or forty years ago, it is the type of fence

with which I am most acquainted.

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Tying knots in wire can be painful.

It is easy for the wire end to become loose

and flick back on cold finger tips.

 fence_0039-001This post is definitely in the age range mentioned previously.

Barbed wire is rusting along with the tie wire

holding the barb to the post.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Fences

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