Thursday, August 27, 2015


High numbers of ferrel dogs are found guilty of killing young farm animals. The numbers are out of control they say.
 Wild domestic cats have also spread far and wide and kill defenceless native animals almost to extinction.
  Horses wear coats. Surely they would like to fling the coats off and run free.  The same as we get impatient with clobber towards the end of winter.
  Lassie Come Home is a quaint and very old movie in the largely British version and just viewed for the first time. Who knows about the origins of the DVD emanating from Taiwan with Chinese subtext from a famous on line supplier.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015



Before anyone knew it, an unusual surge of floodwater swept away houses on each side of the road in Dungog last April.
  Dungog tyre service is left in shambles.  Other residential areas were under water on that dark night.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

 High noon at Dungog Station. Country Link and the local train is seen there a couple of times each day.



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Endeavour River, Cooktown.
Two months earlier, June 1770, explorer, Cook, limped into the sheltered waters. The isolation was rather extreme in the event of shipwreck yet a whole nation of indigenous people was near.
About 6 August 1770 the Endeavour left after repair work and sailed north to Indonesia on the return to England.
The recorded details are tragic, it was no love boat. 
The township is below hidden from view.

Monday, August 10, 2015

 Where the tropical rainforest meets the sea in far north Queensland a Cassowary (bird) and youngster strode by.  Numbers are killed and injured by cars and their rehab centre has lost its funding.
Numerous road signs alert motorists to the presence of the birds but they have a risky life and need all the help they can get. 
Next sand crabs played marbles on the beach.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

 White House. Autograph from a diner who was a president.  Who, where?

Months of who-ha on the presidential election are ahead. Ho hum.  Please, not all that to end up with a Donald Trump or his ilk.
Photos from Port Douglas, Queensland and from the top tropical Salsa Bar and Grill. Is that THE seven eleven?
Is it an urban myth that the president made a hasty retreat back to the US after receiving reports of the disaster while he was out dining.

Shocking error. 9/11 is more accurate and Clinton was an ex-president by then, it is believed.