Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Autumn's last hurrah

Late last week it was a gorgeous Autumnal day - about 18C with a slight crispness to the air, so I took a drive 1.5 hrs north to the lovely Clare Valley - one of the top wine-growing regions of South Australia.
Won't you join me on a brief tour? ......

This was the view looking back towards the Mt Lofty Ranges

.... pity about the pylons !





This pub was established in 1860



There was an abundance of new lambs













Mintaro - former slate mining town with a delightful historic "feel"

Attractive entry to one of the B&B's in the town

The Teapot Inn - sadly now on the market, but a visit there a few years back with a friend for Devonshire tea was a charming experience



I bet the walls within this homestead have some stories to tell !

Stockpiling feed for possible harsh days to come



A tragic story behind this headstone no doubt...


A wide brown land indeed . . .

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Up Island

My previous visits to Vancouver Island revolved around the southern and mid island regions, so this time I decided to spend a couple of days exploring the north


 En route to Port McNeill, Port Hardy & Telegraph Cove


 Edge of Roberts Lake

Ditto 

Roberts Lake itself 


Approaching Telegraph Cove 


Telegraph Cove 



It pays to obey !! 


Am guessing this is where logs are brought to for storage and "weathering" before being gathered again and transported for use 

Caught this chap stretching his wings 



He he - figured one of these birds was "all dressed up for the formal dance", while the other was looking to hit the nightclubs!

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Keep safe everyone.
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