I have included a few things to do
in and around Geelong
just in case borders are closed suddenly.
Visit the Otway Rainforest near Geelong
Lekhubu Island and its ancient Baobab trees
on the edge of the Kalahari Desert.
Sunrise at Botswana’s Lekhubu Island
Rise early to enjoy sunrise at Geelong
Go on an African Safari
Enjoy an a Down Under sunset near Geelong
Cruise into Glacier Bay and view Alaska’s
Explore the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Centre
From Fairbanks take a Chenna River Cruise
Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot…
…coach to small community…
…of Wiseman inside the Arctic Circle.
Seeing out the rest of its days
in the shade of an old gum tree.
Where sheep can be found during
the hottest part of a summer day.
Botswana’s Kalahari Scrub Robin
casting a shadow much larger
than its actual size.
A Geelong Church which has been
converted to a car dealership.
No more shadows because
the tree has been demolished.
Images from South Africa and Botswana
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
While we waited for the second vehicle
this hyena wandered past giving us
a sideways glance as it did.
Where we stop at a zebra crossing and
wait for zebras to cross the road.
Botswana’s Elephant Sands
African Wild Dog came into
our Okavango Camp
Quenching a thirst at
Lekhubu Island sunrise
I remember at the time thinking what
an unusually shaped tree root, this was.
Unfortunately, I don’t think I captured
another image to put it in context.
Then as now all I see is a reptile hanging out of a tree.
One of my more interesting images from
Botswana’s Lekhubu Island in the
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
Another oddity sighted on Lekhubu Island
was this split rock.
The only other rocks I have seen split so cleanly
by Mother Nature were at
The Devil’s Marbles in the Northern Territory.
The Marble which was photographed
the most was some 10-12 feet in diameter.
Apparently desert extremes (heat and cold)
causes the split.
I would be…
…to find any beauty…
….in these arachnids
although many would disagree.
not filled or occupied.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans…
…are located on the North Eastern edge of
Botswana’s Kalahari Desert.
We drove for several hours over what appeared
to be empty acres of salt.
The only time we knew there was life was when
we sighted some wildlife.
Lekhubu Island, our destination,
was a pleasant site on the horizon…
…which only temporarily blocked our view of the emptiness…
…all round us.
The emptiness did make for a beautiful sunset…
…followed by an equally beautiful sunrise
in the morning.
Packed and ready to go,
we were soon out of salt pans…
…however, apart from the occasional tree
the landscape was still very empty.
Kalahari Scrub Robin
Winter shadows on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The MCG was the site of the 1956 Olympics,
the 2006 Games
and countless Cricket and (AFL) Football Matches.
Summer Shadows in…