Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Feathers

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Some of my favourite

feathery friends.

Balyang Sanctuary Pelican

Southern Masked Weaver

in Botswana.

One of my treasured photos,

not because it is good rather,

just because I have

a photo of a Wedge Tail Eagle.

They are difficult creatures to photograph.

According to Google

WedgeTail Eagles are one of eleven species

of proper eagles and can grow to more than

half the size of a small car.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Eyes

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All sorts of eyes.

My eye and its melanoma.

Lion eyes.

Magpie eyes.

Ostrich eye.

London Eye.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bridges

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Bridges from all over.

Bridge over Rocky Mountaineer railway.

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge,

by day…

 

…and by night.

The remnants of Misery Creek Bridge.

Was in one piece until

the background tree fell on it.

A new bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

One of my all time favourite bridges

from my school days.

The Bridge of Sighs.

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

West Gate again.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Signs

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While cruising

Queensland’s Daintree River

a few years back…
…we noted a few signs of danger

lurking on the shore.


After the cruise we had to cross

the Daintree River

on this ferry/barge.

Although this crop is not very good,

one does get the idea that the sign is a warning

of crocodiles and swimming in the river.

Remain in your vehicle?  Really?

Who would get out on a

relatively sideless barge while crossing

a crocodile infested river.

Sadly, someone will.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Orakei-Korako-NZ

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Below are some shots taken while…

admiring the Orakei Korako Geothermal

area in New Zealand.

Not necessarily in order…

but they do give an idea of…

what is was like to  walk this area.

 

 

It is hard to imagine that anyone would

wander off the path and signage

would be required.

I would have loved more handrails…

than there was.

This was one of the early indications that

it was not safe to step off the paths.

 

And this was nearing the end of

our 1.8 kilometre and 666 steps walk.

Had I known it was so long and so many steps

I may have thought twice.

However, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience,

and not too many others around

to spoil the  enjoyment.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Steps

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Below is an area of The Great Ocean Road,

near The Twelve Apostles,

known as Gibsons Steps.

I don’t recall seeing steps but people who were

on the sand materialised in the car park

in a short space of time.

Vatican steps.

 

Viennese steps.

These steps are near the beginning of

the Orakei Korako Geothermal walk…

1.8 kilometres and nearly 666 steps later

(there was some more around the corner)

we were nearly there.

My knees were protesting and they

screamed even louder when they saw we had

several flights of these stairs to and from our room.

That was the night we were offered a ground floor room.

And took it.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Roads

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Before our visit to New Zealand last year

we booked all accommodation

long before leaving Australia.

Therefore it was a bit of a surprise to discover

we had booked a place so far out of Rotorua.

But what a wonderful entrance to

Hamurana Lodge.

We were given a local welcome

shortly after entering the drive.

 

Just wish we had more time

at this beautiful accommodation.

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