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My

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Earlier in August, I travelled to Queenscliff, to catch the ferry.

Queenscliff_0003While waiting I noted that the wind sock, though battered,

was indicating that the crossing would be fairly calm.

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I lined up with other cars and vehicles…

Queenscliff_0005foregoing an early morning coffee in favour of one on board.

Queenscliff_0006 Underway and looking back to Queenscliff, from the topside.

Queenscliff_0010Glancing down and all I saw was churning water as the ferry

was propelled smoothly across Port Philip Bay.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-53

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My

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Recently I found this Sulphur Crest Cockatoo close

enough to capture a reasonably good photo.

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 It eyed me off, and decided that I would probably do him no  harm…

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and decided to preen its feathers.

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It reminded me of many summer nights when hundreds of cockatoos

would be noisily bidding each other ‘goodnight’

in surrounding pine trees.

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After several hours of ‘goodnights’, when they were almost quiet

our neighbour would fire a shotgun either into them, or in the air,

and hundreds of cockatoos would be woken

from their almost slumber…not mention yours truly.

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This one was kinda cute and it is hard to think that it was one of

hundreds which managed to spoil a quiet evening.

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Last week while feeding the magpies…
magpie_0325I happened to look up from dismembering a slice of bread to see this bloke sitting on the other side of the trampoline.
magpie_0327I’m not sure who was shocked most.
magpie_0329It didn’t take long for one body to hope there would be some overflow…
magpie_0336and for some friends to be  looking down on the scene.
magpie_0341One of the onlookers decided to…
magpie_0342drop in and join its friend.
magpie_0344Maggie was starving so much that she did not notice the grace of her namesake…
magpie_0345 as it manoeuvred its way down to the trampoline.
magpie_0346Wings tucked backed…
magpie_0347claws extended, and…
magpie_0348touchdown.

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Part of the ceremony during last Tuesday’s First Shot of World War 1 Commemoration…
pelicans_0271was a fly over by some Tiger moths.
pelicans_0272However, these pelicans…
pelicans_0273jumped the gun…
pelicans_0274and put on quite a display…
pelicans_0277behind the military presence.
pelicans_0279However,
pelicans_0280they were not content…
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with a fly by…
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pelicans_0283they had to…
pelicans_0284complete…
pelicans_02771a full circle or two, before…
pelicans_0285deciding…
pelicans_0286to…
pelicans_0287head…
pelicans_0288out into…
pelicans_0291Port Phillip Bay.
pelicans_0294I enjoyed…
pelicans_0295watching their formation flying…
pelicans_0298as they glided…
pelicans_0301on the air currents.

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More flowers.

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Dwarf Agapanthus

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Our tibouchina looks quite small when looking down on it.

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Clouds.

clouds_0030I was hoping for some rain from these clouds…no such luck.  However, the formation was worth the photo.

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For those of us with enough ‘life experience’ to remember…

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may just remember some shots like these which made squillions for…
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Richard Bach and Neil Diamond.  It was just ‘a couple of years ago.’
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In February 1980 I was in Christchurch, New Zealand, ending a three-week camping holiday.
seagull_0033 Even back then airlines suffered from delays.

Six or seven hours, in this instance, I believe.
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One of my fellow campers mentioned that the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra was performing Jonathan Livingston Seagull that night.  Was I interested?

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So off we jogged, yes jogged, to the Christchurch Town Hall.  Now a Town Hall sounds like a reasonably small venue, doesn’t it?  However, the Christchurch Town Hall can, or could, seat 75 more patrons than the Sydney Opera House.  Or were those Kiwis pulling my leg again?  And after the show we ran back to our hotel in time to catch a bus out to the airport for our 0100 flight out of Christchurch.seagull_0036

Our early morning flight allowed me to catch an early morning train back to Warrnambool, about three hours from Melbourne.  I remember it being rather surreal as when talking to locals our experience of the previous night was still fresh in my mind.  I am sure no-one believed me when I said “Last night I saw a performance  of Jonathan Livingston Seagull in Christchurch.”

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These shots were taken at Point Richards at Port Arlington on the Bellarine Peninsula, yesterday, Friday, May 23.

DSC_0079 My Johnathan is setting off over Port Philip Bay or the entrance to Corio Bay…also part of Port Phillip Bay.

DSC_0082 The mountain in the background is the You Yangs which are situated between Melbourne and Geelong.

One last thing,  these photos are best viewed at this size.  A couple are definitely not fit for enlarging.

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