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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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My

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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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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-39

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My

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Some photos from Geelong’s summer foreshore.
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Geelong and Ballarat are only about an hours drive from each other.

However, Ballarat is inland and trips to the coast are common.

DSC_0511Towering above one of the foreshore rotunda is the summer attraction at Geelong…

DSC_0507the Giant Sky Wheel.

DSC_0506  They were known simply as Ferris Wheels when I was a boy!

DSC_0499Whatever they are called the modern version is much larger than those in days of yore.

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My

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Views over the Olifants River in Kruger National Park , South Africa.

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Olifants River and wildlife.

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View from Olifants Rest Camp.  This shot taken from the Camp viewing area.

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In the interests of keeping peace in the canine world…

 

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I thought a couple of photos of Ginger were appropriate for this challenge.

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After all Maggie starred in my Wordless Wednesday post.  Fair’s fair.

Whether you consider this to be Ginger looking up or me looking down is up to you.

 

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My

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War Memorials

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This afternoon I happened to glance up at a War Memorial.

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Being ANZAC Day tomorrow, April 25th, I remembered that one of my first posts was the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day at this memorial

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 It appears some people have left their memorials early.

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Behind the original memorial…

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is a more contemporary Memorial…

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to those who served in conflicts after World War II.

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As Thursday’s sun sets I know that at 0600 tomorrow this area will be…

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surrounded by 400 or 500 hundred people remembering loved ones and the liberties they delivered us.

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Mountain Mist

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mist_0188This was the view into the Grampians at Hall’s Gap last Thursday.  It was damp but beautiful weather after nine years of relatively dry weather.  Hard to believe climates can vary so much in a relatively short distance.  Afterall it is only about 2 degrees of the earth’s circumference between point A and point B.

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