Sunday, 30 December 2012

This Morning's Walk

The heatwave over here in Perth is still with us, so this morning we took to Coogee Beach for our usual Sunday morning walk.  At 7-30am it was over 30 degrees so the clear, cool water was inviting.

We walked up to Woodman's Point jetty and back to Coogee jetty. At Woodmans we saw this pelican, which is why we do have to take care with fishing lines being discarded in the ocean. I would say that this bird has lost his foot probably by becoming entangled in fishing line.

We took longer to walk due to frequent dips in the ocean to cool off but once we got back to Coogee Jetty area we enjoyed a leisurely a swim and a bit of "people watching"

3 young blokes were doing an enegetic training regime, others walking, paddling or jogging


Saturday, 29 December 2012

Reflections, Having Fun

Girls just want to have fun......................... at the beach

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Friday, 28 December 2012

Rocks #3 "The Pinnacles"

The Pinnacles Desert  is  in Nambung National Park near Cervantes in Western Australia.  There are thousands of eerie limestone pillars rising out of the stark desert landscape of yellow quartz sand. Driving along the Indian Ocean Drive, with the blue ocean and white sand dunes there is no inkling to what lies ahead. The desert comes alive with wildflowers in the springtime. The limestone formations of The Pinnacles vary in size, some very small and some 3.5meters high and of varying shapes. They have been likened to tombstones,  termite mounds or fingers. It is certainly well worth the visit if you get the chance, there is a one way road through with places to pull over and stop along the way.


Thursday, 27 December 2012

Skywatch Friday

This sunset was captured at Lake Towerrinning in Western Australia.  It is a popular camping area for water skiers and boaties. 
By Day

This was the view from our van, I could never tire of waking up to scenes like this.
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Saturday, 22 December 2012


The Pink Lake,  just outside of Quairading in Western Australia. We took the opportunity to stop and have a stretch and I couldn't resist the photo opportunity with the pink coloured lake and the reflections in the water.

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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Skywatch Friday.......Storm

These photos were taken while we were driving on the Nullabor Plain.  Storm chasers we are not.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Thought For Today

The optimist sees the rose and not it's thorns;
The pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose

Monday, 17 December 2012

Rocks # 2

WAVE ROCK,  near Hyden is one of WA's most photographed Rock. It looks like  a giant surf wave, hence the name.  It is 14 metres high and 110 metres long of multicoloured granite.

Note the concrete wall that was built around the rock to collect water for the district water supply.
The Hyden Golf Course is below the rock on the town side and the tee off area for  the 16th hole is  actually on the rock itself. Very unique.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Skywatch Friday

The sun setting over Jurien Bay, Western Australia. A bushfire was burning out of control not far from the Jurien townsite, hence the eerie sky.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


This will be the first in a series of Rock photos that I have taken on various trips.

The Balancing Rock is in the Porongurup National Park near Albany in WA's south. How the massive rock sits on top is beyond me.

                 A different view on a cold, wet and windy day, just to give an idea of the size.

This balancing rock is on Berringbooding Rock in the wheatbelt area near Muckinbudin
A gnama hole on Beringbooding Rock. A significant watering hole for kangaroos and other wildlife.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Thought For Today

If you do it, you will regret it,
If you don't do it you will regret it,
Either way, you are going to regret it,
So you may as well just do it.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Donnelly River Village

Recently, for my birthday, we spent the weekend at Donnelly River Village, an old timber milling town in the forest between Bridgetown, Nannup and Manjimup in the South West of Western Australia. Timber milling ceased in 1978 and in the early 80's the town began a new life as a holiday destination for families. The old houses are reminiscent of the 1950's. Very basic but comfortable. It is like taking a step back in time. Kangaroos, emus and a variety of birds wander about the village and pop in for a feed. It was wonderful watching all the kids (not mine)  outside playing, riding their bikes and amusing themselves instead of being indoors with computer games and TV's. The houses do not have TV's in them and they are not missed. No mobile phone reception either. Just pure bliss.
Friendly kangaroo
Mother with Joey

Mr Emu and his chicks

Hanging out in Donnelly

"28" Parrot eating his apple


General Store

From our front verandah

Thankfully there was also an electric stove

Not a care in the world, enjoying the bush........................
Until we saw this goanna


Friday, 7 December 2012

Skywatch Friday

The Hotham River at Boddington was a welcome pitstop for lunch on a recent trip back from Lake Towerrinning.


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Thought For Today

Think of life as a board game.
For every kind word, you move one space forward; for every loving deed, you jump two spaces forward; for every grump, grouch, or unkind word, you go back one space.  Now play to win.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Murphy's Haystacks

During a recent trip to South Australia to see family we spotted these unusal rock formations called Inselbergs. These particular ones are near Venus Bay on the Eyre Peninsular and are aptly named Murphy's Haystacks. To passing travellers they looked like haystacks and since they were in Murphy's paddock, hence the name.



Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday's Photo

Reflections in the water at Pemberton Swimming Pool, Western Australia. Set amongst a back drop of  Karri Forest, this is a very popular swimming hole for the townsfolk and visitors alike.


Thursday, 29 November 2012

Thought For Today

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you are in deep water.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Adelaide Airport

Seems like I have been up forever. An early start to the day today, left Wudinna at 6am to be be in Port Lincoln by 8-20 to catch flight to Adelaide. Didn't arrive to book in till 8-30 so thankfully there was no drama about being late. Flight to Adelaide was only 40 mins so have been filling in time for over 4 hours. Will be boarding soon for the flight home to Perth. Weather not so good over there today, storms coming through, so here's hoping its not too bumpy, there goes our call to board.

PS. Well, that was one hell of a flight. Weather in Perth was atrocious, first attempt at landing was aborted, circled for around 20 mins before finally landing. Around 8 planes were circling during this time. Thank you Mr Qantas pilot for your expertise in getting us safely down. I did spot a most beautiful rainbow while we were up there, looking down on top of it gave a different perspective. Glad to be back home.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday's Photo

These red tailed black cockatoos are becoming en endangered species in the wild and are we are finding more and more of them in the suburban area due to their natural habitat being destroyed. They have taken a liking to the berries off Cape Lilac trees.