Covertly Camping during Covid Confinement !

March 28, 2020  •  4 Comments

We were hanging out for a camping weekend but didn't want to break the rules and leave home........so, we didn't !

Left the house around 30 minutes before sunset arrived at our campsite around 22 minutes before sunset.

Enjoyed a cold beer on arrival.  As it got dark we were visited by a ring-tail possum, several kangaroos and a tawny frogmouth.

Cooked a leisurely meal, drank a leisurely bottle of red and retired to the sounds of the bush, oh and Lulas distant barking, curse that dog !

Woke to the sound of rain on the roof, thats one thing camping always seems to initiate somehow.

After breakfast this morning we packed ( for about 10 seconds) and headed for home, well for the house, technically we were already home !

Might go again next weekend, it's a nice spot.


Greenies

January 02, 2020  •  2 Comments

This post is a response to a post on Facebook I heard about recently which really upset and disgusted us.

As Australia endures massive forest loss, hundreds of houses lost and loss of life due to unprecedented bushfire, an unfeeling , non-thinking person stated something like :

" now's the time you want the greenies to be hugging the trees "

the clear message being : burn greenie burn.

I dislike facebook intensely, partly because it enables such divisive crap to be spread so easily.

Here's a definition I found :

greenie - Wiktionary

 

https://en.wiktionary.org › wiki › greenie

  1.  
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greenie (plural greenies) (chiefly Australia, New Zealand, slang, often derogatory) An environmentalist; someone who shows concern for the environment.

English · ‎Noun

 

Isn't it absolutely UNFATHOMABLE that the term greenie can be considered a derogatory term !

Personally, I think greenie is a word people who don't give a shit, use to describe people who do.

I'm a greenie, all my friends are greenies, my parents were greenies , if the world was 100% greenie, the world wouldn't be in its current state of climate crisis.

We and our neighbours are intending to plant 3000 trees this year, if I live long enough, and if those trees manage to survive the seemingly impending apocalypse to reach huggable proportions, I'll be hugging each and every one of them. (and my neighbours too, if they're lucky !!)

Further very relevant info regarding "greenies" and environmental burns : HERE

 


GWLAP interview

April 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

A month or so ago I was contacted by the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association for an interview about why we chose to get our property placed under a Heritage agreement.

Here's a LINK


Bats, meteors and thirsty marsupial !

April 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Last evening I attempted to photograph some early evening bats, somewhat unsuccessfully, though at least you can see they're  bats ! I'll be trying again soon !

Bat , hard to photograph ! I'll keep trying. 19/04/19Bat , hard to photograph ! I'll keep trying. 19/04/19 Bat , hard to photograph ! I'll keep trying. 19/04/19Bat , hard to photograph ! I'll keep trying. 19/04/19

Out of the corner of my eye, while looking at the bats, I saw a flash. It was a meteor ! Of course it took too long to re-frame and focus for the actual object, but got a clear shot of its smoke trail which hung in the air for a time,

And, all the while I'm concentrating on looking UP, this guy took advantage of my perceived lack of interest in him, to sneak within 9 metres of me to get a drink from the bird bath !

Pretty eventful 10 minutes actually !

Western Grey visits the bird bath 19/04/19Western Grey visits the bird bath 19/04/19


Beachport and Southend, April 2019

April 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

We've been trying to find time to test out our new "hybrid" camper trailer/caravan since I bought it back in January after parting ways with my dud second camper van (the first one was great), which is a long story in itself !

At last 3 nights were available, so we headed to SA's southern ports region. Staying at a Coorong campground on the way, due to a late getaway on the Sunday, we camped in Beachport Conservation Park for 2 nights. Nice spot except for the duck shooters !! Won't make that mistake again ! I'd been impressed by the coastal scenic drive at Beachport on a previous visit to the region, but this time was amazed by the spectacular coastline at Southend.

It's up there with the 12 Apostle coast in my opinion, though on a smaller scale, but no tourists !! Except us of course !

Trip photos : HERE

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