The Grampians – Day 3

We had a horrendous thunderstorm and lashing rains the night before, quite eerie, we woke to blue skies, even if it was cold and made our way back home to Melbourne. We were entertained by Lemon Tree again as we packed the car, I could not resist a few more photos of him and his…

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The Grampians – Day 2

We rose early and after a quick bite of breakfast in the motel, we drove to Silverband Falls and walked to 1.6km trek. It was a little chilly that early in the morning, but a nice easy walk and some lovely sunshine. It was so quiet and peaceful, we pretty much had the place to…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 9

Day 9 Up early and packed the car, drove back to Penneshaw for the last walk along the coast, before loading the car on the ferry back to Cape Jarvis. Again it was a calm trip across the bay; so sunny and no real breeze. We left Cape Jarvis after disembarking and drove straight to…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 5 part 1

Day 5 A quick breakfast and packed up before heading off for another of our private tours at the Raptor Domain. The beauty of travelling in groups like this is we can often arrange a private tour, exhibit or cruise just to ourselves. There were 18 of us, enough for private groups, but not too…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 4

Day 4 We rose early (before dawn) only to realise I had left my handbag, wallet and car keys at the pub…great start to the holiday. Feeling like such an idiot and so sick to my stomach and not sure what to do, no-one was of course at the pub that early in the morning,…

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Regular Random – Echidna

Leaving in Australia, we have some rather strange animals, not seen anywhere else in the world, sure we have koalas (not bears), kangaroos and wombats, but one rarely seen, even by a native Aussie is the echidna, akin to a spiny anteater. Echidnas are medium-sized, solitary mammals covered with coarse hair and spines. Spines and fur of an echidna Superficially, they resemble…

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Winter Outings – Healesville Sanctuary

Last week we had a brief respite from the horrid Winter weather we have been experiencing, we had a few days of blissful conditions; blue skies, sunshine, calm gentle winds and warmer temperatures…heaven. So hubby and I packed up our camera gear and headed to Healesville Sanctuary for a day communing with nature and animals.…

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Regular Random – Rainbow Lorikeets

On a recent trip to Healesville Sanctuary, about 40kms from Melbourne, I spent a good five minutes with these cheeky Rainbow Lorikeets, so much fun. It’s been so long since I did a #RegularRandom, I thought it was time. I basically stayed in the one spot and followed them, in the tree, on the ground,…

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Aussie Animal Encounter

I recently, with Hubby and a few photography friends, did an Aussie Animal Encounter, such wonderful fun (assuming you are not squeamish about reptiles and some insects), sadly my WordPress account is quickly running out of room and I am only showing just a few of the very best images I took, there are more…

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Monday’s Musings…

It’s been a bit of a busy weekend, but not at the same time…a long overdue visit with a photography friend who lives a couple of hours away, we catch up when we can and take turns but it is still a five-hour drive there and back, we occasionally make a weekend of it. We…

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