Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ramco Boat Ramp.

The Ramco Boat Ramp is located a few kilometres north of Wakerie along the River Murray in South Australia.

This one shows the golden glow created late in the afternoon just before sunset.

Looking downstream towards the setting sun.

A lady tries her luck at fishing while her dog has a swim and scares all of the fish away.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Umpherston Cave.

Umpherston Cave is located in Mount Gambier on the Jubilee Hwy near the Carter, Holt, Harvey Timber Mill, the sinkhole has been landscaped with terraced gardens and is floodlit at night. It is an impressive garden with palm trees reaching to the sky and plants hanging over the edges of the sinkhole.

With the area being out in flower during the summer months, it's colour display from the cyclamens all adds to the display.

Looking down into the garden area, the lookout half way down to the floor can be seen here on the other side.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Blue Lake.

The blue lake is located at Mount Gambier in the south east of South Australia and is reputedly 75 metres deep and now fills an extinct volcanic crater. It is claimed that the lake is only intensely blue between November and March. During the winter months it returns to an uninspiring greyish colour.

The blue lake pump house.

A duck enjoys a casual swim on the lake.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


We purchased this small bell from the Desert Park Alice Springs Northern Territory when we were last there in 2004.

This one was bought while we were visiting the Pichi Richi Railway at Quorn South Australia.

Friday, May 25, 2007

MacKenzie Falls.

MacKenzie Falls is located in the Grampians in Victoria Australia. I have heard that it is the most photographed water fall in Australia.

These photos were taken on my older Fuji camera and would love the opportunity to be able to photograph them with my current camera.

The falls are large and it is a bit hard to get a true size perspective from theses photos although the top photo does show people descending to the base of the falls via steps.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


A white fantail pigeon which was happily cooling itself near a sprinkler on a hot afternoon at a caravan park in Elliston on the west coast of South Australia.

Blue Wren which was well back in the bushes in one of Cleland Wildlife Park's large walk through aviaries.

Kingfisher sitting and watching at Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide hills South Australia.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Whalers Way.

This is the third one in my Whalers Way series. As you drive around the area, you will find this area half way through. Not that they are large enough to be seen here, but there are seals out on this small island outcrop.

Blue ocean waters are everywhere to be seen as you drive through Whalers Way.

As the road takes you through the centre of Whalers Way, the ground changes from a brown dirt to a white sand covering.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Port Lincoln.

Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsular is one of South Australia's favorite tourist destinations.

Boston Bay's blue water offers spectacular views from various lookouts above and throughout Port Lincoln.

With Tuna being a big part of Port Lincoln's income, no photo of the area would be complete without one of a tuna fleet.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Grampians.

These three photos were taken with my old Fuji camera so the image quality is not as good as the current photos.

This one is taken from within Halls Gap Victoria looking over the top of a log cabin within one of the local Caravan Parks.

The Balconies Lookout is one of the very popular tourist spot in the Grampians.

No trip to the Grampians is complete without walking to the Pinnacles Lookout which looks down over the township of Halls Gap.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Whalers Way.

Continuing on with a series of these photos, all three were taken at a place called Whalers Way which is south of Port Lincoln in South Australia.

With the steep coastal cliffs and the blue southern ocean, it offers some of the best scenery that South Australia has to offer.

There are many car parks and lookouts available to allow the tourist to take in the sights and to capture as many photos as one likes.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Botanical Gardens

The Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens are a short drive from the Adelaide CBD in South Australia.

These photos were taken during November 2005 and illustrate the array of colours that are evident at that time of the year.

The Gardens have many walking paths to stroll along with all different gradients for the young and old to tackle.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Found this Sea-Lion swimming freely at Streaky Bay on the West Coast while lapping up the attention that the by standers were paying it. Everyone was taking the opportunity to see this wild animal swim freely in the ocean with no limitations place around it as to what and where it wanted to go.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


With some nice rose flowers in the front yard, I thought I would post another three photos of them. This one being the Purple Cloud rose.

Mr Lincoln bud.

Gold Bunny Bud.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Adelaide South Australia.

All of these three photos were taken from the Mount Lofty Summit here in Adelaide.

The high rise buildings in this photo is the Adelaide CBD.

The open area in the center of this one is the main Adelaide airport terminal and runways.

Zoomed in on Adelaide's CBD.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Australian Kangaroos.

These three images were all taken at the Cleland Wildlife Park where there is an abundance of kangaroos. Like this albino kangaroo, they were all content to laze around and were not bothered by humans.

All of the kangaroos were located in large open areas so that should they want to move around, then there was no restrictions for them to do so.

Mum with her baby in the pouch didn't mind being hand fed. If a kangaroo was laying down when a visitor walked up to feed them, they would remain in that position while eating as if it was all too hard to move from such a comfortable position.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Port Augusta S.A.

We were at Port Augusta over the weekend and woke Sunday morning to a still and windless morning.

This photo was taken from the old tank lookout which gives good views of the top of the Gulf where you can look at the bridges as well as the Power House.

The sunrise effect on this one gives the bridge supports a golden glow, but along with the early morning glow comes the shadows.

The small jetty on the west side had the best reflections with the sun shining over my left shoulder.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Flinders Ranges South Australia.

Bunyeroo Gorge is to the north of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.

This gorge offers spectacular views from a number of lookouts and advantage points along the way.

This creek is at the beginning of the Moralana Drive which is between Wilpena Pound and Hawker South Australia.

The drive offers views of the Elder Range with several easy but large creek crossings.

This is a large creek on the western end of the Moralana Drive not very far from the mail Hawker to Leigh Creek road.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Big Bend.

Big Bend is a section of the River Murray in South Australia between Swan Reach and Bow Hill.

As the morning breaks, it is so peaceful as a houseboat motors it way downstream.

With no wind, the flat water gives good water reflections from the trees on the other side of the river.

As a perfect days closes, the golden glow of the setting sun wraps itself around the river red gum trees.