This is a creek in Swansea, Tasmania. Swansea is on the east coast, it goes to the sea and is a popular area in summer for humans up towards the sea.
Saturday 29 July 2023
Tuesday 25 July 2023
Blooming time. I just love these Sturt Desert Peas the native flower that grows wild in Western Australia and (few other place) where I took the photos a few years back. They grow low on the ground somewhat like a runner, they certainly make the ground pretty.
Friday 21 July 2023
Hearing how hot it is in many northern countries I remembered this article I read online a few years ago.
Sharing the link for those that wish to read it as it's interesting how the heat effected people in Australia way back in 1896. Hundreds of people died in Australia. In North Dakota in 1936, 5 thousand people died when the temperature topped 48.89 deg C (120deg F) according to the Washington Post.
You can read it [ here ]
Apparently the heat waves occurred in Spain, Germany, England, America, India, Borneo and Burma too, just to name a few countries. If you wish to read the articles make sure you scroll to the end of the page as there is a big space after the first bit of reading.
Monday 17 July 2023
Carlton Beach is 40km east of Hobart in Tasmania. Every time I've been there it's been very windy, nearly blows the camera out of your hands.
Thursday 13 July 2023
We visited Litchfield National Park in 2015 in the Northern Territory. I did a post on it so copied what I wrote. The purpose to show 3 photos of this area is that just a couple of days ago a man got scratched and bitten by a crocodile where people swim in what is known as Wangi Falls. There are several wire meshed areas to help keep the crocodiles out but unfortunately it had been raining rather heavy and the water had risen thus a crocodile got in.
As you can see by the map at the bottom of the post we were a very long way from home.
Litchfield National Park, covering approximately 1500 km², is near the township of Batchelor, 100 km south-west of Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia. Each year the park attracts over 260,000 visitors. The park was established in 1986.
Aboriginal people have lived throughout the area for thousands of years. It is important to the Mak Mak Marranunggu (northern portion), Werat and Waray (southern portion) Aboriginal people whose Ancestral Spirits formed the landscape, plants and animals and are still present in the landscape today.
The day we went there it was 35degC, a lovely winter's day though rather warm. The waterfalls are a welcome sight with many people taking advantage of the water to cool down.
Sunday 9 July 2023
The Bay of Fires is famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and beautiful vegetation. But it's the orange lichen-covered granite boulders that attract most visitors. Those orange rocks in fact make the bay look like it's set on fire, especially during the sunset.
We visited the Bay of Fires mid afternoon so the sun was a bit harsh.