Monday Musings…

I decided after yesterday that I think I really am ready to start winding down to the end of the year. December and January I usually take off, no point running classes and workshops, as everyone is busy with Christmas and Summer holidays, which means I can sit back and enjoy them too. I know…

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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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The Grampians – Day 1

Still technically tacked onto our South Australian adventure we rose in SA in Bordertown and went back to see the kangaroos, but they were too far away and all settled in, so we gave up and left, crossed the border back into Victoria and headed for Horsham, through yet more barley and canola fields. After…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 8

Day 8 I again slept in, while Moth and a few of the others went back to the jetty to capture the sunrise, which was a no show, so glad I slept in all cozy and warm in bed! A quick breakfast and then headed out to Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. The others decided to visit…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 7

Day 7 Sleep in! Oh, it was wonderful, some got up to shoot sunrise, but it was not very good, thankfully we stayed in bed for the extra few hours. Leaving just before 9am and headed out to Snelling Beach, lovely with blue sky and sunshine and water and red rocks and even the rusty…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 6 part 3

We then stopped at Weirs Cove, most tourists seem to bypass it, but it was wonderful, I could not look down to the steps and little jetty so far below! Now that is what you call a long drop jetty. This is where fresh supplies were offloaded by boat for the lighthouse keepers (Cape de…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 6 part 2

After a glorious sunrise, we grabbed a quick breakfast stop, we again headed back to Flinders Chase National Park [FLNP] and visited Cape due Coedic Lighthouse – The lighthouse which was constructed between 1906–1909, consists of a tower built from 2,000 pieces of local stone, it was really pretty set against that incredibly blue sky.…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 6 part 1

Day 6 Another early pre-dawn start to shoot sunrise at Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park, driving in these areas can be dangerous with Kangaroos, wallabies and Cape Barron Geese continually bounding across the roads in the dark, many animals have been sadly hit, thankfully no one in our group hit any, not only…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 5 part 4

After already having quite a day out, we then proceeded to drive down to Seal Bay for our Sea Lion guided tour on the beach. It was about one hour long and quite good, there were a few sea lions, mostly asleep on the sand, not quite as good as Cape Palliser in New Zealand,…

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