Our Outback Adventure, Day 8

Swan Hill – Melbourne 337 kms 3.5 hours Our last day, so we treated ourselves to a small sleep in and rose late, visited the Pioneer Settlement again to see what was missed the day before. We ran into many of our friends who had not managed to visit the settlement, day before. We had…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth

With Earth day coming up on April 22, our theme for this week’s WPC is Earth. I have just spent eight days in the Australian Outback, where I had no signal, nor internet for at least three of those days and more often than not; little to none on the rest of those days. I…

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Our Outback Adventure, Day 7

Mungo – Swan Hill 349 kms all 2nd rate dirt roads took 3 hours We rose early and went out to shoot sunrise over the Mungo Plains, quiet and peaceful out in the scrubland and beautiful sunrise it was, it may have started out cool, but warmed up quite quickly once the sun was up.…

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Our Outback Adventure, Day 6

Broken Hills – Mungo National Park, via Menindee Lakes, Pooncarie 331 kms all dirt road, Pooncarie to Mungo alone took 3.5 hours We were up early this morning, no time to shoot sunrise, although it was lovely, we headed out to Menindee Lakes, off the beaten track, red dirt roads again for miles and miles.…

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Our Outback Adventure, Day 5

Broken Hill – Silverton – Mundi Mundi Plains, 24 kms We allowed ourselves the luxury of a sleep in this morning, as we had a free morning to ourselves, we did however miss a fabulous sunrise. We went to Bells Cafe for morning tea, it’s a retro 1960s cafe filled to the brim with retro…

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Our Outback Adventure, Day 4

Mildura – Wentworth – Broken Hill 325 kms (3.5 hours) We all rose early and met at the Mildura Wharf for sunrise, it was cool, calm and very quiet, with a few sleepy birds starting to stir. We all stood and watched the sun rise over the Murray River, each minute more magic than the…

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Our Outback Adventure, Day 3

St Arnaud – Mildura – 385 kms  – via Rupanyup, Sheep Hills, Brim, Warracknabeal, Patchewollock, Red Cliffs. Our Hotel in Saint Arnaud, was on a VERY business Highway, with trucks travelling ALL night, so very short on sleep. We all packed up and headed for Rupanyup for the start of the Silo Art trail, a…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Surprise

Missed last week’s challenge, but I am back this week with the theme Surprise! How about some Light Painting in the desert? I think we surprised the local inhabitants……kangaroos, emus, donkeys and goats; no idea what they thought of our group (15 of us) hooting and hollering and lighting up the desert, just for art! These…

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Our Outback Adventure, Day 2

Maldon – Castlemaine – Saint Arnaud – 135 kms We rose early and again drove up to Tarrengower Tower, not as many kangaroos this morning. It was cold and windy on that tower on top of the Hill, but a beautiful sunrise and I think the end of my sunrise curse (I have not shot…

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Our Outback Adventure, Day 1

We rose early, packed the car and headed off on the start of our Outback Adventure, we were not meeting the others in the group for two days, but we had decided to slowly make our way to the meeting point and stop off throughout Gold Country on our way up; making our trip a…

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