17 May 2006

More Bits and Pieces.

Photos from some of my travels around Australia.

These two Brolgas are not at all the normal, they are
normally very shy birds, they travel in large flocks to
their feeding grounds, usually wet-lands in Northern
parts of Australia.

This is the Broome Jetty, because Broome has one of the
worlds biggest tides, (up to 30 feet) this is a very
substantial jetty and is about a half mile long.
There are often spectacular fish catches from the jetty,
with the fun of hauling a 50/60 pound fish 20/40 feet
onto the jetty, the locals employ a heavy line and hook
that slides down their lighter fishing line as their
method of landing their catch, an art in itself.

This is the Ivanhoe Crossing on the Ord River near
Kunanurra WA, as there was a lot of water being released
from Lake Argyle at the time, the ford was closed to traffic.
You can normally drive across this crossing with only a
gentle flow of water about 12 inches deep.

The Pinnacles cover an area of about 1 square mile and
consist of millions of stalegmites that protrude from the
yellow sand in sizes ranging from 15 feet tall to the size
of your finger.
It is an uncanny experience to drive around this area
with its moon-scape appearance.


Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ Great photos. You have been lots of places and done lots of things.
It has been a good life, wouldn't you say?
I don't know why my link did not work. I
did it about 3 times and would not have got it wrong every time. Using the same
URL I can open her blog.
Have already got MsVickie and also Miss
cellania still works. Found Bubba by
clicking on Blog in that Joomla or
whatever. Cheers, Merle.

TUFFENUF said...

Hi - I enjoyed your photos. The "Brolgas" look very much like the Sandhill Cranes in my blog, except the cranes have a bright red spot on their heads.

Ava said...

Great pictures! I especially like the yellow sand.


Meow said...

Wow, Peter .. you certainly have travelled. Is there anywhere you haven't been ???? One day I'll be as well travelled as you !!!! That's the plan, anyway !!
Hope all is well.
Take care, Meow

Marti said...

Wow - those are beautiful photos! So different from the landscape of hills and plains around me! Thanks for sharing!

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