Tuesday-PC-Wk163-Ancient

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My first ancient was…Rome’s, Colosseum.

According to our guide was constructed

around 2,000 years ago.

 

 

My second ancient is something I have lived within sight of my whole life.

We call these mountains The Grampians and the the attraction in The Grampians is the township of Hall’s Gap.

In !976 while camping in the Canadian Rockies

I remember reading a plaque which stated that

Australia’s The Great Dividing Range was

older than the the Rockies.

In fact I believe that plaque stated that

the Australian Alps were well eroded

when the Rockies were formed.

 

Today Google tells me that The Great Dividing Range

was formed over 300 million years ago when Australia

collided with what are now parts of

South America and New Zealand.

Google also states that the Rocky Mountains were formed

between 80 and 55 million years ago.

I have never seen (in person) any form of snow on our Alps,

while I did see icy snow on Banff’s

Sulphur Mountain in August 1976.

And of course it snowed while we were at

the Columbia Ice Fields in June 2018

and the snow views at Whistler were simply awesome.

The Rocky Mountains definitely win the ‘wow’ for views and scenery,

however, I am claiming, for all Aussies, the ‘wow’ factor for age

for our Great Dividing Range.  😀

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A bunch of flowers which I suspect…

…may have been presented to MGW when

she was leaving her school

just prior to moving off the farm.

This was taken with my first ever digital camera,

a Canon IXUS which had a whole 32 MB memory card.

My newer Nikon DSLRs use

over 10 MB for a JPG image and

around 20 MB for a single raw image these days.

How times change.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Paddle

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My first thoughts were of…

…duck paddles, although perhaps not quite like this.

 

 

Also thought of those paddling in the river

to motivate the ducks at the start

of a charity duck race.

And while many like to paddle like this, the last time I did so…

…was on a Cairns beach.

Couldn’t work out why I was alone until

I saw a sign advising me

there were crocodiles in the water.

Last two images were taken at Gibson’s Steps

on Victoria’s South West Coast near

The Twelve Apostles.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Paddle