Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-X

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-X

(Letter X anywhere in the word )

Mostly reposts….but…Texture of concrete.

A Juxtaposition of old a new methods of transport.

 

Some of the Extravagance on display

at Versailles Palace.

 

A couple out for a stroll along the sand near the

Twelve Apostles along Victoria’s

South West Coast line.

Both appear to be fairly tall…

perhaps above average height.

 

In this Context however,

they are tiny.

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DISCOVER CHALLENGE16_1215

Finding Your Place

After spending fifty-five years of my life farming these paddocks,

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caring for sheep and cattle and

cropping each paddock in its turn…

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I found the quietness of the African bush

very similar to that of Western Victoria.

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It wasn’t until we arrived in Perth for a few days,

12 hours behind the scheduled,

and without any decent sleep for two nights

that I appreciated the South African velds

and realised just how quiet it was.

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Perth is supposed to be a fairly quiet, laid back city.

However, I will never forget

our noisy introduction to Perth traffic.

Although much quieter than Melbourne and Sydney,

Perth made me realise how the open expanses

of Western Victoria and the

South African Velds were the place I wanted to be.

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Even Botswana’s Lekhubu Island,

without any amenities at all,

was a charming place to camp for a night.

So they are MY places…not in the middle of a crowd.

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DP_Discover Challenge: Finding-Your-Place

Great Ocean Road

Earlier this year I played tour guide for some Canadian friends whom I had not seen for around thirty-five years. I spent several weeks planning an itinerary which would I hoped would repay them for the hospitality they showed me when visiting Canada.

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A day trip from Geelong to Port Campbell was decided upon. This drive would see us travel from east to west along the Great Ocean Road, an iconic heritage listed tourist attraction along South Western Victoria’s coastline.

The the first indication that you are about to enter the Great Ocean Road proper is the Great Ocean Road ‘gateway’ about twenty minutes drive from Geelong.

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imageThe road is not straight and care must be taken while driving. Allowing a full day to travel from Geelong to Port Campbell will give you time to admire the scenery.

Commencing at the Geelong end is better for two reasons. First, in Australia we drive on the left side of the road, so driving from East to West gives everyone better views of the rugged coastal. Second reason, is that the sun is behind you all the way which makes the drive more relaxing.

The planned trip also offered me a chance to use my Nikon D90.