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Floral Friday Challenge.

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A flower or vine…at Queensland’s Paronella Park

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-C

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Beginning with Letter-C

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Words beginning with C…  

Coral on The Great Barrier Reef, off Cairns.

A cable car ride down to Cairns

The peloton of cyclists in the 2017 annual

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Earth

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Earth

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Random piles of earth this week.Drakensburg ranges in South Africa


If ever visiting Cairns in Queensland

this pile of earth should catch your eye.

Between Geelong and my home town

on the Hamilton Highway is Mount Elephant.

Fortunately ‘they’ have stopped eating

into the side of these volcanic cones

which dot Victoria’s Western District.

Mount Shadwell, another of

Western Victoria’s piles of earth.

And finally a pile of earth from The Twelve Apostles.

Sad to think these are falling due to

the incessant pounding they receive from the sea.

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Week 75

River

My first contribution to the Pic and a Word Challenge.

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The Daintree River in Far North Queensland.

It is nearly five years since we visited Cairns,

the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest.

A beautiful stretch of water with some

unique ‘no swimming’ deterrents (crocodiles)

lazing in the sun.

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Travel Theme-Forest

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My

Forest

Travel Theme.

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A few years back we went to Cairns (Queensland) for a holiday.

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The Daintree River and Rain Forest was about

an hours drive where we took the obligatory

Daintree River Cruise.

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I must confess to being a little disappointed in the Daintree area.

I was expecting huge rain forest trees growing down to

the water’s edge as do the river Red Gums in Victoria.

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 And I certainly did not expect cleared farming land to be within sight.

Maybe we did no go into the heart of the Daintree,

however, when one is at Daintree village and

on the Daintree River….

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 There were, however, a few strategically placed

‘do not swim’

signs posted along the course of our cruise.

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This is what I call a forest.

Taken near Forrest in South West Victoria’s

temperate rainforests, near the Otway Ranges,

this drive through these trees is one of my favourites.

And only about an hour or so from Geelong.

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Where’s My Backpack: Forest

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Steps.

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Steps from everywhere….
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Curving steps into Geelong Botanic Gardens.

 

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These steps are undercover at

Mount Sheba Lodge in South Africa,

but there is only a series of columns

along the left side of the walk way.

 

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Negotiating these steps after a night on the town

would have proved hazardous

in Old Sydney town, me thinks!

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A long descent/ascent to and from the Queenscliff beach.

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Give Coke a plug time.

These steps lead into the shopping centre

above the Southern Cross Railway Station complex.

Coke must have run out of money.

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Finally, The Grand Staircase at Paronella Park in Queensland.

Paronella Park was built by Jose Paronella nearly 100 years ago,

and was used for R&R by

Australian and American soldiers during World War II.

 The story we were told was that Jose charged American soldiers one

shilling (about AUD$0.10 cents) for the use of a towel

if they had a swim.

However, the Aussie soldiers were given one free of charge. 😀

The Grand Staircase was built so that river sand could be

carried up to make concrete and construct the rest of the Park.

The plaques indicated flood levels.

The lowest is 1996, the next 1967 and 1934

The highest one is unreadable.

 

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Steps

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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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