Last week while feeding the magpies… I happened to look up from dismembering a slice of bread to see this bloke sitting on the other side of the trampoline. I’m not sure who was shocked most. It didn’t take long for one body to hope there would be some overflow… and for some friends to be looking down on the scene. One of the onlookers decided to… drop in and join its friend. Maggie was starving so much that she did not notice the grace of her namesake… as it manoeuvred its way down to the trampoline. Wings tucked backed… claws extended, and… touchdown.
Part of the ceremony during last Tuesday’s First Shot of World War 1 Commemoration… was a fly over by some Tiger moths. However, these pelicans… jumped the gun… and put on quite a display… behind the military presence. However, they were not content…
with a fly by… ~~~ they had to… complete… a full circle or two, before… deciding… to… head… out into… Port Phillip Bay. I enjoyed… watching their formation flying… as they glided… on the air currents.
For those of us with enough ‘life experience’ to remember…
may just remember some shots like these which made squillions for…
Richard Bach and Neil Diamond. It was just ‘a couple of years ago.’
In February 1980 I was in Christchurch, New Zealand, ending a three-week camping holiday. Even back then airlines suffered from delays.
Six or seven hours, in this instance, I believe.
One of my fellow campers mentioned that the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra was performing Jonathan Livingston Seagull that night. Was I interested?
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.
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.”
These shots were taken at Point Richards at Port Arlington on the Bellarine Peninsula, yesterday, Friday, May 23.
My Johnathan is setting off over Port Philip Bay or the entrance to Corio Bay…also part of Port Phillip Bay.
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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