Sunday, March 30, 2014

Townsville in the deep north has colonial vestiges and this tree of the tropics. And humidity plus. 
SBS TV aired The Tree of Life and whatever else it is hughly nostalgic. Just what is nostalgia? 
Is also in tune with Kurri Kurri's retro weekend locally.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A closer look at a windmill  and a unique shelter in main street Charters Towers Hughenden. Queenslandicius.  The horse trough is another feature.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

 Still 'lost' in central Queenslandicius. Communication.  A suitable sim card and correct mobile are a must. Conventional phone towers are established all along much of the way.  True high speed broadband, as promoted by the Gillard government, would be hugh in these communities. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In the town of Richmond is 'Krono' Kronosaurus queenslandicus - a  10 metre, giant marine reptile.
'The great inland sea which covered the Richmond landscape with 40 metres of water 110 million years ago has left behind an intriguing story of the marine creatures from the Cretaceous Period...'
The museum and the free fossil hunting sites are a must see.  Next time.  A winter visit to Kronosaurus Korner is a possibility.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The road to the East coast goes along the flat country in Queensland and crosses hundreds of dry and wet creek beds. Water flows south during the tropical-north wet season probably.That occurs late in the second half of the year off hand. So road and rail construction had its challenges.
For the Sabbath, today, the very ancient book of Exodus has Moses striking a rock so that water would flow out and that was a big relief because he was beginning to think the people would stone him if there was no water.  I read, once again, how living water is a metaphor for the devine...and for if there's an emptyness... was that know long long's a very old story....Queensland is a land far more ancient than Exodus....     

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Travel east for 12 hours or south east for 24 hours till you hit the Pacific. Only by Greyhound will you chance upon seeing a dianosaur. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

The wide brown land seen from Virgin.  The search for debris in the Indian Ocean would need clearer widows than is usual.
The whole town of Mount Isa hardly stands out well. Where is the mount in Mount Isa?  It has a significant history of mining activity.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Links with Hunter Valley namely another mining town of Mount Isa and another Beaumont Street in very different surrounds.  It is just a matter of about 5500 ks to get there and back. The mine is at the 90 year mark.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The countryside in NW Queensland near the NT border is fresh and green following rain.  Never the less, the rest area was bare and I bet that red soil means trouble if there is any rain at all.  It sticks like glue. Can't say it was busy.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dawn on our planet with another planet high in the sky. On 15 March 2014 Nth Australia

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

There is more to Indonesia than the Bali experience. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Friday, March 07, 2014

Church of the Latter Day Saints in Sydney suburb.  The property is pleasant with a very very long hedge.  It probably took half and hour to travel its extent because of bumper to bumper traffic.  After one and a half to two hours in the traffic jam we pulled into Maccas - no let up - it was fast food chaos amid renovations and the chicken wraps were OK. 

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Coffee and sweet treats and more, all fresh, from a new venue in King Street with green paintwork and a few doors from the corner of Watt Street. Sweet treats and condiments are literally baked right there and are very morish. 
Regal Theatre has reopened after years of effort and will show only the best - indie films, art house, foreign, conventional and docos.
This is Chris Noonan, the Academy Award nominated director of Babe, taking questions while Babe was revisited during the weekend.
The famous choc tops were handed out during this free showing of a fine classic tale - (with a twist!)        
The Oscars degenerated into terribleness during those frequent interludes with the blond.  All the worse for I was only waiting and waiting to see Cate. I really need to keep my intolerance in check.

Monday, March 03, 2014

King street again. Something like the sixties in Eastern Europe in appearance? What will Putin do? Doing. It's unbelievable. Boycott the Para olympics in Russia. And more. Would Putin even notice that? And I would like to think well of Russian culture in its bleakness.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

After a long time, this big dipper spanned by a bridge over a deep gorge has become less scarey.  On the road again, rainy day, M1 Sydney to Newcastle.

King Street Newcastle