SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Layers

 

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Along Victoria’s South West Coastline

stand the Twelve Apostles.

Made from soft limestone these cliff faces…

clearly show each layer of the stone…

 

 

…as it was formed.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Layers

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Odyssey

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odyssey

a long wandering and eventful journey

I am inclined to suggest that any journey

originating in Australia and visiting

the northern hemisphere

could be described as an ‘Odyssey’.

Last year’s travel to Canada took us about

16 hours flying time to reach Vancouver Island

to the start of our Canadian/Alaskan adventure.Falling snow on the Columbia Ice-field was

an event we had not counted on.

Our sled ride on the Mendenhall Glacier was wonderful.

Followed by the Red Carpet treatment

when boarding our

Rocky Mountaineer

Gold Leaf Carriage.

 

 

 

Our Final day, not included in the tour,

was a visit to Wiseman,

a very small township

inside the Arctic Circle.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Odyssey

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Texture

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Two similar shots taken

half a world apart.

Our Camera Club cruise on Corio Bay

in February this year presented me

with this image.

The tags on this one tell me

it was taken in

Skagway, Alaska.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Nearly

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nearly

very close to; almost.

Compared to living on…

…38 parallel south of the Equator…

…it could be argued that our excursion…

 

…to Wiseman, Alaska, was nearly

at the North Pole.

After all we were 63 miles

or (101.389 Kilometers)

INSIDE the Arctic Circle.

Wiseman is 67.4100° North,

according to Google.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Nearly

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-National-Parks

 

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A view of features of some of

the National Parks visited

during the past few years.

Denali National Park, Alaska.

After spending eight hours in a cramped bus

we finally managed some clear captures

on our way to Fairbanks the next day

of a clear, though distant, Mt Denali.

Our first sighting of a lion pride in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa

Our first and only leopard sighting in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa

Our first evening and sunset in

Chobe National Park, Botswana.

This sun was setting on Namibia,

just across the Chobe River.

We never can see another country

while standing in Australia.

Even the northern tip of Cape York is 150km

from New Guinea’s southern coast and there is

no place on Cape York high enough

to see New Guinea.

Much closer to home is the

Port Campbell National Park.

The home of the Twelve Apostles

and many other places well worth visiting.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   National-Parks

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Store-Displays

 

I had to think laterally this week.

I love this display of cups in an

Illy Coffee Shop

in Amsterdam

Cylinder recordings on display

in a Fairbanks restaurant.

Another hanging cup/light

in Ketchikan, Alaska.

A Geelong store display supporting

the local Australian Rules football team

during finals.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Store-Displays