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There seems to be an element of risk

in everyday living these days.

However, it is not every day that one gets…

to pat a cheetah…

…although she sowed some sign

of not being happy with one traveller.

Standing under a 6 ton 30-year-old elephant

has some risk involved.

The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Peak2Peak Gondola Ride

has travellers sailing at a minimum

of 1,400 feet above ground

with only a piece of wire holding things together.

Admittedly a rather larger piece of wire.

 

The riskiest part of any flight

is take off and landing.

 

 

And flying over Alaska’s wilds

one always hopes the risk of

engine failure is minimal.

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Photos from all over.

LIft off at the Maun Airport in Botswana

for our late afternoon flight

over the Okavango Delta.

 

 

Many of our train carriages have

a ‘Made in Victoria’ stencil on the windows,

which has produced a nice shadow

for this image.

 

 

Recently I had a disappointing visit to

Lake Burrumbeet

Probably the wrong time of year

and not much water in it.

 

The highlight of my Lake Burrumbeet visit

was spotting this wallabies head directly

in front of my car.

Not a great shot but best in the time I had,

of it bounding through the

shadows of lakeside trees.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk181_Night

 

Photos from all over.

Auckland Harbour Bridge

October, 2018.

Het Zand Square Fountain,

Brugge

street lights along

Het Zand Square,

Brugge.

 

 

Arras, Bell Tower

Lights were turned on at

approximately 2150 hours,

early June, 2017.

Arras Bell Tower,

France

Sunset somewhere in the

Inside Passage,

Alaska

approximately 2130,

June 2018.

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A highlight of our first African Safari was this.

Standing under Tembo’s head.

Tembo was then a six ton,

thirty year old elephant.

When he was younger he became ill-tempered

just after his mother was killed, or died,

and he had killed six hippopotamus.

With this knowledge it did take some courage

to step in under his trunk and tusks.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk179_Haze

 

In February 2014 we had

…about a week of smoke haze…

due to prevailing winds blowing smoke

from bushfires located in the east of Victoria.

This year it has not been as bad as prevailing winds

were taking smoke away from us

for most of the summer.

One or two days of light haze and smoke,

mainly due to some, small closer fires..

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