Friday, 25 September 2015

What I did in the holidays: part 2

So I headed south...

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Through Cardwell, which was battered by Tropical Cyclone Yasi in 2011. 

One of the best beach views in Queensland

Foreshore replanted with Calophyllum and Crinum

Past the Hinchinbrook Channel

Full of crocodiles

I went into Bowen to take photographs of the murals, which document some of the recent history of the place. (Next time, I'll photograph all of them.)

Goat cart

Primary industry

Close up of above

WWII Catalinas

To Gladstone, where the refinery looks disturbingly like something out of Lord of the Rings. You might remember the National Australia Bank from Return of the King.

And into New South Wales.

The Warrumbungles are coming back from the 2013 bushfires.

Down to Varuna, the Writers' House, at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.

Where I spent a week with four terrific writers and almost froze to death when I went to take some photos of the scenery.

It's an okay view

Yes, I'm being arty

Then I returned to the Atherton Tablelands, where I am unlikely to freeze to death while taking photos.

Although I might get lost in the fog

And now I have a rather long list of things to do.


Mosura said...

Seven months... blogging at a Snail's pace :-)

Looks like you had a great trip.

Snail said...

It wasn't bad!

The blogging suffered a bit because I lost interest in pretty much everything and couldn't find anything that I wanted to share. I guess that happens from time to time. Also I'm not living in rainforest now and I so want to be back among the trees.

Anthea Fleming said...

Re goat cart in mural: when my late father was a little boy in Mount Morgan, circa 1916, one of the Saturday amusements was to see 'big boys' racing their goat-carts at the football ground. Apparently every schoolboy had a wether or billy goatand trained it to pull a cart. All mining towns used to be full od stray and surplus goats. The one in the mural is very large - I was looking at some Anglo-Nubian goats recently and thinking they would be big enough, but apparently goat-carts are now illegal.