Tag Archives: Queensland

Sink or Swim

Dear Friends, Can you see this sign almost hidden behind the Mr Twirly Ice Cream van at Brown Lake? When I first saw it from a distance, I was sure it said “Beavers Only”. I was quite excited, because I’ve never been anywhere exclusive before and I thought I was the only beaver in Australia. Perhaps …

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Ship Ahoy!

Dear Friends, In 1770, as Lieutenant James Cook and his crew sailed up the east coast of Australia, they landed at only three places. Two are well-known: first at Botany Bay, where the British flag was unfurled and then at the mouth of the Endeavour River in northern Queensland, where their ship HMB Endeavour needed …

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It’s a Small World – Weekly photo challenge – Juxtaposition

Dear Friends, This week’s photo challenge theme is juxtaposition. I’m glad Michelle provided a definition for me… A juxtaposition is “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast” As I travel around the world I often come across oversized objects, which look even larger when a small beaver …

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I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Dear Friends, In sunny Queensland Christmas is anything but white. It’s 30° C and blindingly bright, with not a snowflake to be seen.  For those wishing to cool off a little here is a snowy Christmas tableau.  Happy Christmas from Frosty, Santa and me! Justin.

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Thank God I’m a Country Boy

Dear Friends, Have you ever seen a road-side stall quite like this before? I spotted this old geezer sitting in his old Austin truck on the road to Cania Gorge, with a load of freshly harvested Queensland Blue and Kent pumpkins on the back. Like most farmers he was taciturn and our conversation was limited. …

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The Two of Us

Dear Friends, The dingoes of Fraser Island are well-known for their bad behaviour and tricky ways around tourists. They have become so used to humans that they are not frightened, and at times there have even been some nasty attacks. I’d heard all about this from The Eternal Traveller but even so I listened carefully when …

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On The Road Again – Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree

Dear Friends, One of the best things about travelling is being footloose and fancy free, without a care in the world. For me it’s even better because I get to sit back and enjoy the adventure without having to do anything. I always get a free ride! Justin.

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Butterfly Kisses

Dear Friends, I’ve discovered a new passion; a fascination so spellbinding it’s all I can think about. It’s more than just a passing fancy, I’m totally infatuated. I’ve become a lepidopterist! Usually butterflies flit from one place to another with such speed that it’s impossible to have a conversation with them. While I was visiting …

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Here Comes The Sun – Weekly Photo Challenge – The Golden Hour

Dear Friends, Beavers are usually not known to be early risers, but I like to make an exception when I know there will be a reward for my effort. Last weekend I was camped beside a dam on a property near Millmerran on the Darling Downs. On the first morning I was up with the birds to see …

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Our House

Dear Friends, When I go on a bushwalk I love to visit all the animals that live in the bush. Usually they’re home and I’m made to feel welcome but on my last walk, at Cania Gorge, no-one was in. Snake wasn’t curled up inside his hollow log. Bat wasn’t hanging from the roof of his cave. …

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