Thursday 16 December 2021

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year.  I'm off again for Christmas be away till mid January. So take care and be safe.

These lilies are from my garden.


The City of Launceston's Christmas Tree.

Monday 13 December 2021

At the Gorge Part 2.

Along a pathway at the Gorge here in Launceston, Tasmania.  Tree ferns, Rhododendron, Peacock, Wallaby (medium sized Kangaroo), part of the Gorge in the last photo.  Yes, there are houses on top of the hill in the last photo and more houses now.

Thursday 9 December 2021

The Gorge, Launceston.

The Gorge Gardens are only a 10 minute walk from the City of Launceston.  There are a few entrances and we usually choose the back entrance down those steps.
There is a restaurant near this area plus a chair lift which takes you over the Rhododendrons and near the swimming pool on the other side.  These photos are just a small area of the Gorge.  Peacocks are abundant as are birds and wallabies.

Friday 3 December 2021

Royal Park, Launceston

Royal Park or City Park in Launceston, Tasmania is on the edge of our city.  It contains a monkey park which has not long been redone, must wander down to have a look soon.  The trees, most are very old and deciduous. 

Queen's Jubilee Drinking Fountain (1887/1897) above, below the conservatory and below that is the old caretakers cottage which is now used as a Radio Station called City Park Radio.

Monday 29 November 2021

Tailrace Park

Tailrace Park and Estuary is on the other side of the City of Launceston in the suburb of Trevallyn.  
There is a playground for the children, barbecue area, grass, footpath that goes far.   We all as in eldest son's little children have spent many a birthday party in the area when they were very young. The children said they are too old to go there now for their birthdays - now aged 9 and 7...😄
These photos were taken about July and the Estuary is on the Western side of the Tamar River.

Thursday 25 November 2021

Wildflowers, WA

Just some Wildflowers growing on the side of the road/Highway in Western Australia, there were just masses of them. Apparently in 2015 it wasn't a good year for the Wildflowers.  I have shown the 2nd photo before but seeing as I found the Sturt Desert Pea photo of the mass growing of them decided to show again.

The purple flower below is called Purple Mulla Mulla by the Indigenous people - Our First Nation People, this purple flower grows in a dry area up in Northern mid west to western Australia. No matter where you are in Australia there is always some flower out somewhere.

Thursday 18 November 2021

Carnarvon Caravan Park, WA

The Caravan Park we stayed in whilst at Carnarvon, WA. Lovely clean park with friendly hosts and a rather long one.
A photo taken with the self-timer on the camera of my husband and myself in 2015.  It's not often we take a photo of ourselves so you could say it's a rare photo.

Monday 15 November 2021

Below Carnarvon, WA

Just below Carnarvon, WA we saw some Wildflowers that just seemed to grow anywhere.
These photos were taken on top of a hill with the view of below.

Carnarvon WA by the Sea.

At Carnasrvon WA there is a jetty that goes 1 mile out to sea, good for fishing so it's said.  By 1897 the jetty was built with a train line to carry the wool and livestock to the ship to Fremantle in the southern area of WA.
The first photo is of a playground by the sea with some sand on the left.
Then the jetty of which there are a few.
People with their bikes in the scrub looking out to sea.
Some posts from a long departed jetty then the Police Station x 2 photos.

Thursday 11 November 2021

Carnarvon, Western Australia

Recently a little girl aged 4 went missing from her Mother's and Stepfather's tent whilst on a camping trip up near the blowhole near Carnarvon.  The little girls name was Cleo and Cleo was taken from the tent during the night, the zip on the tent was found open in the morning time - no one in the tent heard!
A large Police search began for Cleo by the sea, inland and all around with 100's looking for precious Cleo.  Days and nights went by, people chattered making up stories, yes, rumours were rife. 
Nothing was mentioned about her biological Dad till many days later so one wonders why he wasn't mentioned before.
Anyway finally one night 18 days after Cleo was taken she was found about 1.30am in the morning locked in a house not far from the Police Station and where she lived with her mother and stepdad and her brother. 
Cleo was looking good, spent a short time in hospital to be checked out and she was ok.  What happened to her psychologically I don't know as yet.
So who took Cleo?
A 'First Nation Person' a 36 year old who apparently liked dolls and has a room in his house containing many dolls, he also is a loner. He's now in jail being questioned and eventually there will be a trial.
What a relief that Cleo was found after 18 days physically unharmed.  A Policeman asked her her name when she was rescued and she said "my name is Cleo".

We visited Carnarvon in Western Australia (WA) in 2015 and stayed there for a night from memory.
When the abduction happened of Cleo I had to look up my photos to see what the town was like which I'm sharing with you. There will a few post in this area which is a very long way from home.  These photos haven't been shown before on my blog.