THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-August-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.

After a hearty breakfast our hosts thought we required

further fortification about two hours down the road. 

We soon cut back on hearty breakfasts

not so much to eat this food,

rather just to cut back in intake.

I hope this fits the definition of designer chic.

It’s part of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

 

As we cruised Glacier Bay this year we all

watched these ‘small’ pieces of ice

floating past the ship.

It wasn’t until I heard someone comment

on the length and size of a piece that I began

to think  of ‘the tip of the iceberg‘.

Then I saw one piece of ice which was

not moved by the ships bow wave.

Definitely 90% submerged!

 

  This chunk of ice is a bit longer than some

and I only discovered the seals this morning. 

Adult Alaskan seals are 5-6 feet long and tip the scales

at 180-285 pounds or 80-130 kilograms. 

My  guesstimate is that this small piece of ice

is around 20 feet long with much

more submerged than we see here.

I think all agree that this is the

embodiment of a prehistoric creature

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Thursday’s Special: August Words-Yr3

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One Word Photo Challenge-Pool

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Tried for some variety…

A small prize pool.

The temporary swimming pool we had

after three inches of rain

in the summer of 2005.

The pool is our garage.

And if you visit Cairns you should swim in this pool…

which, if viewed carefully appears to have no sea wall.

On our only visit to Cairns I wandered

down to the beach wondering why

no-one else was there. 

I walked out to ankle depth and upon returning

to the sand spotted a

don’t swim because crocodiles frequent this beach

sign. 

Needless to say I heeded the sign thereafter.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Pool

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A variety of outdoor seating.

Concrete outdoors settings

at Paronella Park in Queensland.

Apart from the romance behind its creation

 Paronella Park

was one of the destinations for

Australian and American solders

on R&R during world War 2.

Perhaps made from a recycled packing case??

 

Geelong Botanic Gardens.

 

Picnic table.

 Bench seat, Geelong Botanic Gardens.

 

Another bench seat, Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Some street art from Melbourne.

Not sure it was design as a seat but I have

seen it used as such.

The most simple and easiest seat to make.

Probably need a ten-ton crane to move it though.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Any-Kind-of-Seating

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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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