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Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa

(Sausage Tree Safari Camp)

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In 2012 we visited Cairns…

 

…and the Great Barrier Reef,  and…

…also the Daintree River.

Two years later we visited

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

 

in 2016 during a European holiday…

…a visit to the Colosseum was on the agenda.

on the Bay.

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The Anglesea River at Anglesea, Victoria.

Just before it empties into

Bass Strait.

 

 

Tropical waterfall near Cairns

in Far North Queensland

 

It was the dry season…

 

…so not as much water…

…however still a spectacular sight…

…from land or air at

Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe,

Africa.

 

Hopkins Falls,

Hopkins River,

Warrnambool,

Victoria.

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Not a lot of water however, Victoria Falls

still made magnificent viewing.

The arrow is highlighting a local spear fishing.

 

Geelong at sunrise.

Nearly sunrise.

From our front door.

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Visual treats

Visiting Notre de Dame de Paris was a real treat…

…made all the more special after the Cathedral…

…was ravaged by fire with 12 months.

I guess I have seen the Eiffel Tower…

…lit up in movies, however seeing it

in person was fantastic.

The Moulin Rouge was also a

must see in Paris.

I doubt that even in my younger days

would I have gone fishing

in the vicinity of white water…

 

…let alone the white water of Victoria Falls.

An optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls…

 …to view the effect the rushing waters of

the Zambezi River has had on the landscape

leaving previous falls sites high and dry.

A goodbye London special treat was

a ride on the London Eye.

 

Well worth the time for some nice views of London…

…after dark.

Finally…

…after hearing my Father speak of Menin Gate

from time to time, I was pleased to find

a tour group that included a visit

to Menin Gate in its

Western Front itinerary.

 

So it was that in early June of 2017,

before a relatively small crowd, I was

part of the ceremony that commemorates

the Great War each and every night.

Three local buglers performed the last post

in a simple but moving ceremony at Ypres’

Menin Gate, in Belgium

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My first water scene is…

…nearby Lal Lal Falls.

In 2014 we visited Victoria Falls

in Zimbabwe .

Four years later, it was Alberta’s,

Athabasca Falls In Canada.

For 55 years lived less than an hour

from Warrnambool’s, Hopkins Falls.

The only time I remember visiting these falls was

when number one Son wanted some photos

for a geography assignment I set his class, in 2003.

As it was a February/March assignment,

there was little or no water flow.

  I had to wait another fifteen years and drive two hours

from Geelong to capture this photo.

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awe

 a feeling of reverential respect
mixed with fear or wonder.
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Even if I had known that this was the third

Natural Wonder of the World

I was visiting/sighting, it would still

have been an awesome feeling flying over

Zimbabwe’s, Victoria Falls.

From the air it is much easier to view

previous sites of the Falls…

 

 

..as they eroded their way upstream to their present site.

 

 

Many of us were also in awe of this fisherman

who was successfully catching fish

using a very primitive method

 

However, even in my youth I doubt that I would…

 

 

…have been fishing alongside this bloke.

Just for the record previous natural wonders

have been a not so colourful display of

the Northern Lights in 1976, and

a few hours out  on the

Great Barrier Reef in 2011.

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Fishing on Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe.

 

 

Huka Falls,

near Taupo,

New Zealand

 

 

 

Hopkins Falls near Warrnambool,

South West Victoria.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Moving-Water

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Considering we are at the opposite end

of the seasonal roundabout,

most of my photos, this week,

are of waterfalls

Because Victoria Falls was mentioned in the challenge,

my first image is of Victoria Falls.

I believe the stream of water in the foreground

is known as Devil’s Kitchen (not certain) and this

is erosion taking place to prepare a new site

for Victoria Falls.

As is visible in this photo there at least

five other sites of the Victoria Falls.

 

Hopkins Falls.

At 90 metres wide it is one of Victoria’s widest falls.

Athabasca Falls

near Jasper, Alberta,

Canada.

 

Maligne Gorge Falls

also found in

Jasper National Park,

Canada.

 

 

Rhine Falls in Switzerland.

 

Huka Falls,

near Taupo,

New Zealand

 

 

 

So, while the northern hemisphere is taking Autumn/Fall images,

these were taken in our garden just before

sunset on Tuesday September 3, 2019.

Leucadendron…a member

of Protea family.

Not only are these Snow Drops,

but today Google says they are

Giant Snow Drops.

A memory from the farm.

 

Not sure if these a ex-farm flowers or

purchases made since moving.

However, I first saw the Winter Rose

after I said ‘I do!’

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