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‘Tis The Season

My beautiful boy Archie, trying out his new Christmas T-shirt…

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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 87 – Season

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Messages

Messages sent in letters, awaiting us ’til we get home.

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Letterboxes, Big Island, Hawaii.                                    Image credits By Sarah ©

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 86 – Message

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Tasman Glacier

A kind of unwanted progress…

The Tasman Glacier / Haupapa is the largest glacier in New Zealand and one of several large glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealand’s South Island.

The glacier remained at a constant 28 km (17 mi) in length for all of its recorded history in the 20th century before progressing with its current period of rapid melting in the 1990s. Between 2000 and 2008 alone, the glacier receded 3.7 km. Since the 1990s it has retreated, on average, about 180 metres (590 ft) a year.

The glacier is now in a period of faster retreat where the rate of retreat is calculated to be between 477 to 822 metres (1,565 to 2,697 ft) each year. With this rate of progress, it is estimated that the Tasman Glacier will eventually disappear.

Source: Tasman Glacier

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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 84 – Progress

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Bridges

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Pinnacle walk, Grampians National Park
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Rail bridge, Wangaratta
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW
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Macksville Bridge, NSW
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Kawarau bridge bungee (yes, that’s me!)
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John Monash Bridge, Benalla

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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 83 – Bridge

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Melbourne Story

This photo was snapped in the Melbourne Museum’s “Melbourne Story Gallery” in the kitchen of a replica house from yesteryear. The Melbourne Story is an immersive display of some of the most fascinating elements of what makes Melbourne marvellous, from a Luna Park relic to an AC/DC costume and, our beloved Phar Lap. 

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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 82 – Kitchen

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Laughing Kookaburra

Kookaburras are my favourite bird. I see them everywhere and often have them in close proximity when I’m out and about walking. I have come to think of them as my ‘spirit animal’. 

I snapped this bold little fella on a recent holiday.


This one flew right up to me as we pulled into a station on the Puffing Billy Railway.

 

In these photos, both birds had flown up to me and were less than a metre from where I was standing. We had ‘a moment’ and I looked them right in the eyes!

I have also previously written about kookaburras in my post “The Larrikin”. You can listen to the ‘laugh’ of the kookaburra HERE.


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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 79 – Bird

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Forster Beach

Forster Beach is part of the Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park in NSW. The park encompasses the stretch of coastal land between Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head, near Macksville. It is home to the local Gumbaynggirr People.


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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 77 – Sand

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Hobbiton This Way!

The Hobbiton Movie Set was a location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series. It is situated on a family run farm 10 kilometres southwest of Matamata, in Waikato, New Zealand. It is now a tourism destination, with guided tours of the set.

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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 76 – Signs

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Mirror Lakes

Mirror Lakes are a set of lakes lying north of Lake Te Anau and immediately to the west of the road from Te Anau to Milford Sound in New Zealand.


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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 76 – Signs