Photos by Sarah, Tuesday Photo Challenge

Silent Street

“Silent Street” – This stone alleyway forms one of the last parts of the Pinnacle Walk in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. Due to the high rock walls and almost fully enclosed nature of the gully, there is an eerie silence as you walk through.

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Week 70 – alley

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Wallace Hut


Wallace Hut is one of 106 huts scattered across the Alpine National Park. Many of these huts were burnt in the 2003 Alpine fires but fortunately Wallace Hut survived. Wallace Hut, near Falls Creek, is the oldest hut in the park. It was built by the three Wallace brothers – Arthur, William and Stewart – who arrived as small boys in Melbourne from Ireland in 1869 with their parents.

The hut is never locked. You enter by pulling the string hanging through a hole at the lower right of the tiny window in the split- paling door. This releases the latch and the sunlight, revealing an unusual split-slab and rammed-earth floor, a rough table of mountain ash on snow-gum legs and the fireplace at the far end. The names of cattlemen who first used the hut are burnt into the tie-beams of the roof and at the back of the mantelpiece. One small window looks towards the distant Mount Kosciusko. 

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, woods

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Bed Bugs

Unfortunately on the last day of my holidays in NZ I was unlucky enough to encounter some bed bugs at my accommodation. Being a “sensitive” and highly allergic person, I have been having some…erm, interesting times dealing with my reactions to the bites!! By far the worst have been the ones on my fingers and forearms. Pus filled blisters are simply delightful *insert sarcasm here*


Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bugs

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Champagne Pool, Waiotapu


History – geothermal activity and the formation of the Earth

Champagne Pool is a prominent geothermal feature within the Waiotapu geothermal area in the North Island of New Zealand. The name ‘Champagne Pool’ is attributed to the large amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) found in the pool, similar to a glass of bubbling champagne. The hot spring was formed 900 years ago by a hydrothermal eruption. Its crater is around 65 m in diameter and it has a maximum depth of 62 m.

Source: Waiotapu Geothernal Wonderland brochure

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge – History

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Stepping Off

Nothing like the abandon of stepping off the Bunji ledge! Though only a 48m drop, this was undoubtably one of the most exhilarating, terrifying and rejuvenating experiences of my life. This is the AJ Hacket Bunji, Kawarau Bridge, near Queenstown New Zealand…and yes, that’s me.

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge – #36 Steps

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A Stepping Stone Gathers Moss

Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, has to be one of the wettest places I have ever visited – five out five days, we experienced torrential rain! On the flip side, this means the scenery and vegetation is lush and green. Everywhere you look it’s like nature is trying to reclaim its territory. These were the steps leading up to the back of our accommodation. Now coated in moss, these are actually stone pavers. 


Image credit By Sarah

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge – Steps

Photos by Sarah, Tuesday Photo Challenge

Air Guitar

This is one of my favourite photos of my beloved hubby! Taken at a NYE party a few years back, the DJ clearly put on a favourite song! I love his total absorption in the music and how he’s rocking that air guitar 🎸 🤘🏻

Prompt: Dutch Goes the Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge – Week 62, Music