Friday, 7 December 2018

North of Barraba NSW

On the way to Warialda we came across a view which was beautiful with a lake and wind farm but there was no feed for the animals.
We saw a farmer carting water to his cattle and sheep - we saw several trucks carting water along the road, at this time we began to think there must be a big problem with no water, it wasn't till we arrived in Queensland that we were told there was a big drought.





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  1. We can see... it is a dry season. In other parts some take water for granted...

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    1. You are correct about water. It's hard being without water at all, have experienced it many times when first married.

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  2. sad to hear and see that there is so dry

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    1. That was in winter, I can only imagine it now as we approach summer.

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  3. It seems to me that Queensland is a bit of a feast or famine location. This drought seems quite awful but it is not so long ago that a good portion of the state was suffering the effects of severe flooding.

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    1. These photos were near the border of NSW and Queensland, when we got to Queensland it was worse.
      The nature of Australia is drought, fire and then floods not necessarily in that order.

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  4. Sad to hear that. I leave in California, I know how it is.

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    1. Fires there too as happened in Queensland in many areas and it's nearly summer.

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  5. I remember that kind of dry, where everything crackled underfoot as you walk. Lots of wind turbines, good to see.

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    1. Was surprised to see the wind turbines, there were many of them and the grass did crackle under foot.

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  6. La sequía es un gran problema. El agua es vital para la vida. La Naturaleza necesita de esa agua c0mo también la necesitan los animales y los seres humanos.

    Esos campos piden a gritos agua.

    Besos

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  7. The drought is terrible.
    Funny how people sometimes just can't comprehend the cost of droughts and floods
    and as we know Australia is a world champion in both climatic situations.

    If you were on the bottom photo road, you were really off the beaten track that's for sure.
    Colin

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    1. I've had my NSW map out to work out where from Warialda. If that "beaten" track which has appeared, you may be aiming for Texas up on the border line to "Dutton/Hanson" country!!
      Texas may bring some amusing comments from your Yank followers.
      I think Shanks has wisely decided not the Armidale - Guyra road where "the infamous Pinch" is - pulling that caravan would not be fun at all. So strange that in Europe, China and Japan they can build magnificent highways in a year but here it takes a generation to complete one - 50 years thinking about it!!!
      Then there is the Moree and that infamous Boggabilla way to the border, but thankfully you have done that one before. Boggabilla once a lifetime is enough for anyone - ha ha.
      I look forward to the routing from Warialda.
      Colin

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    2. We didn't go up that off beaten track in last photo - probably a dead end or an old highway, haven't looked it up on the map but will.
      Yes, been through Boggabilla numerous times, lots count. I know it was 6 times in a row, the there were other times also.

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  8. I imagine you would watch some wild animals in this area. Happy sunday to you.

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    1. We didn't see any wild animals at all but saw a few road kill, kangaroos.

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  9. Drought is such a sad and huge problem in deserted areas even here too
    Not very far from our city

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    1. Not nice is drought or floods, Australia like many countries have both.

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  10. Beautiful photographs.
    Drought is bad.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Schöne Bilder aber es ist zu sehen das es sehr trocken ist.

    Noke

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