Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Helmet!

The Header photo is what we see in the evening time :)
We are now in Ballina NSW (New South Wales) by the sea, 744km (462 miles) above Sydney, over 8 hours drive.  Heading to a place called Coffs Harbour for 5 days which is about a 2...1/2 hours drive south. 
In Hervey Bay a town up north we came across this cyclist with 'things' in his helmet to ward off the Magpies attacking him.


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  1. And besides are pedaling whit flip-flops for the beach.

    Kisses

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    1. We call flip-flops 'thongs' :)
      Many people ride bikes with thongs on their feet.

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  2. We see a LOT of those helmets here. Not certain they work, but we see a lot of them.

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    1. I'm told the helmets work, we see heaps of them on our travels and at home.

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  3. Wow M, you are far from home. That is clever, funny and scary at the same time to keep Magpies away. HUGS xo G

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    1. Still a long way from home G...making our way down south.
      Those magpies do attack people, so hence the great invention of that helmet to help.

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    1. Looks rather priceless Bill but it works so I'm told.

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    1. Oh, how lovely :)
      We are having fun here in Coffs Harbour, have a cousin and his wife who live here - a lovely place.

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  6. Magpies live in such different climates, but they all behave the same with the occasional one attacking humans.

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    1. They indeed do live in many different climates Andrew. As you may well know they the magpies cause people to fall off their bikes.

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  7. I wonder if that will work on blackbirds (a San Francisco spring problem)

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    1. Could work, worth a try. Australia only has a problem in the spring with Magpies and it's spring.

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  8. Ballina sure is a great "small city". Fantastic restaurants and clubs to eating.
    It is nesting season for the magpies, and they are doing their stukka diving stunts here also.
    I oftened wondered what those ridiculous wire thingies were attached to cyclists
    helmets. I don't believe for one moment that they frighten the magpie population.
    Hope your home is not battered to pieces with these ferocious and damaging storms
    down south???
    Cheers and safe driving
    Colin

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    1. Must have been that helmet??? "CLUBS FOR EATING" great seafood etc.
      Colin

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    2. I'm told those helmet work Colin.
      We liked Ballina, didn't see a lot of Cafe's along the water strip, well not as many as I expected.
      Home is ok we are told.

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  9. hahaha that's priceless. they are a problem atm. my grandson was attacked recently. it left a nasty wound. i am jealous that, hopefully, you are somewhere nice and warm. we are having severe storms here atm. the whole state was blacked out yesterday. unbelievable. stay safe

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    1. Always wanted to get a rider with a helmet on photo and finally I did!
      Oh gosh, hope your grandson is ok..
      Heard about your weather so I do hope you are alright and the sun shines soon xoxox

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  10. I thought he was trying to dodge a nuclear attack!! ;)

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  11. I think that cyclist has a brilliant idea!
    I love that view. I've heard of Hervey Bay, but can't remember when or why.

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    1. Have seen several cyclists dressed like that over the years.
      Hervey Bay is lovely and a ferry goes across to Frazer Island from there...whale watching and all of that.

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  12. I did not know that magpies are so dangerous:)

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  13. Just love the view ...

    Well, I guess if it keeps the magpies away - it can't be bad, and it's certainly different!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Wonderful view in Hervey Bay and many places along the east coast.

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  14. interesting liked the view dear .
    specially the heading pic

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  15. Yeah a helmet with zip ties to stop being attacked by magpies are often seen

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