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At just over 16.9 degrees

South of the Equator,

I think Cairns

qualifies as tropical..



Our rail journey up to Kuranda took us

past many waterfalls, which

due to the wet season had

much more water flow than

any waterfall in Victoria does in April

As this excursion is billed as Skyrail we had

a return journey over tropical forests.

 

This trip was my first exposure to

the beauty of tropical plants.

I could not work out why every man

and his dog was frequenting this pool.

Our accommodation was about two blocks

from an unused beach.  Why unused?

Twice I wandered down to ‘our’ beach

wondering why no-one was using it.

Both times into the water about ankle-deep.

It was while leaving the beach, the second time,

that I noticed a sign which in not so many words

told me that crocodiles also used that beach.

I quickened my step never to return. 🙂

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Tropical

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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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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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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Vision

When I think of Vision…

Twelve months ago, I had been told that my

right eye would have its vision impaired

if radiated, or biopsied and the best thing to do

was remove it. 

The yellow pigment was initially diagnosed as

an A-typical melanoma.

After a regime of test during Autumn 2016 the diagnosis

was revised and in 2017 I still have vision in my right eye,

even though the look of it has not changed.

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Thursday’s Special: Vision

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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Travel Theme: Play

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My contribution to the travel Theme Challenge were taken while on a Queensland holiday.

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With forty or fifty bacon and egg breakfasts only a few metres away some of the lions found it easier to play with the ball as a distraction to the breakfast smells wafting through the air.

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After breakfast there was always the Cairns swimming pool provided a place to play, relax, enjoy the sun, and a swim while only a few metres from a shopping centre across the road…when lunch time arrived…

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Where’s my backpack?: Travel theme: Play

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