Image from Australia

Discussion in 'Australia' started by taranaki, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Yeah, when I test rode one of those, the vibration gave me the shits too...
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  2. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Peppermint trees are very common around the south coast & are heavily in flower this year.

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  3. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    You must have ridden the same bike. The one in the photo will rattle your fillings out and detach your retinas after 10 minutes.
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  4. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Warm and windy in the back yard today
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  5. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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  6. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Dry-Feet-Run....each to their own.

    Around Healesville

    Goretex

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    Speed+Bow-wave

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    Withdrawal

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  7. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    From my recent visit to Dumbleyung. The pics are of the memorial to commemorate Donald Campbell's Breaking the world water speed record (at 3.43pm on 31st December) in 1964 on Dumbleyung Lake at 276.33 mph (444.71 kph).


    From https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/site-of-64-world-water-speed-record

    Dumbleyung Lake is now predominantly dry more often than not, however, it is still a stunning and fascinating spot that is home to birds and other wildlife. It fills up every few years and has a rich natural and cultural history. A unique granite memorial to Campbellā€™s achievement was created by the local community and placed on nearby Pussycat Hill. The memorial allows the sun to shine through an aperture at the exact moment of the record on December 31st each year, projecting a sun-ray onto a scale brass plaque of the Bluebird on the lake.

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    The hole is drilled through the WA shaped rock just above the plaque, the dot at lower left is where Dumbleyung is located.
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    I just learned from that website that the world water speed record has an 85% mortality rate.
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  8. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    Made it up onto Eksdale Rd through Winburndale Nature Reserve and around to Palmers Oaky on Sunday.

    It was a bit ace.

    This is from a lookout down towards what I think is an area a bit south of the Limekilns Cherry Farm.

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    And the ground covers around Palmers Oaky that have been exposed by the fires look blooming marvellous, to steal a term. My photo does not do it justice.

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  9. Trotski

    Trotski Been here awhile

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    Brayshaw's hut , Bobayan Rd
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  10. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Harolds Cross - but how could I be, cruising on a gorgeous day? harolds.JPG
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    Only a kilometre or so left to seal between Braidwood and Nerriga now.
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  11. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Another hill pretending to be mountain. Mount Nelson.
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  12. Jeff 8

    Jeff 8 Been here awhile

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  13. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    That's looking across to Lauderdale/ Sandford?
    Straining the neck I think I can even see one of my favs, Cremorne.
    Bummer they stopped access to the beach around the head ( bogged an FJ12 at high tide there many moons ago :-)
  14. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Yes, looking across to Tranmere / Lauderdale. The signal station was a part of a relay to Port Arthur in the convict era. If some body escaped from Port Arthur. Up go the flags and the command in Hobart who know about the breakout.
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  15. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    went thru wombeyan caves to see if it open or not

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    going mittagong to taralga all the way
    if you were going the other way theres a detour sign directing you down langs road :dunno:confused:confused
    rivers flowing well

    was a ktm 790 maybe went past but i was in no hurry and wouldnt have kept up anyway :lol3:lol3
  16. MultiDV8

    MultiDV8 Been here awhile

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    Ya can't get much more Australian than that.

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    And here's the view from the Longdrop. Ahh the serenity.

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  17. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Taking pics of some local bushes in flower when I attempted (unsuccessfully) to do some important research at the same time. I tried to get some real close ups of bees so I could work out the metric equivalent for the measurement "a bee's dick". The bees weren't very cooperative...

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  18. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    Mate, they're female bees...
  19. MultiDV8

    MultiDV8 Been here awhile

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    Then there's an even smaller measurement, a bee's clit.
  20. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    You know, I never thought about that. I'm obviously too inducted into the patriarchy of our society, thinking that the important workers must be male (I'll stop now before I feel sick)...



    I've never been instructed to do anything to tolerances finer than 'a bee's dick' so am unfamiliar the measurement you mention. And being a male, apparently I'd have trouble finding it anyway.
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