Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Outside camp kitchen at Malanda Falls Caravan park campsite. The wood on the left are cords of iron Bark branch about 4 inches in diameter. Ideal for making coals and long burning. Two lengths will burn for about 3 hours.
To the left are short logs of Cypress pine burnt simply for fragrance and flaring when one wants light and atmosphere.

Obscure Rock art of unknown antiquity and meaning. Highly symbolic and located in a secret place. Hard to see but there is a stick figure of a man with his foot in the symbol of the tribe and bordered on either side with snakes. Below him is a picture of a dingo and above him another symbol depicting the tribe.

A serene Yarrabah Beach scene with Fitzroy Island in the background.

A collection of simple things within a few meters of my van...

Smile Stimulator's..

Ave Steve..

Railway Goods Shed ex Petford Station was moved to Petford Training Farm about 30 years ago and used as a barn. Looking a little neglected now.

Geoff and Norma Guest relaxing on their porch on a visit this last Friday.

Etty Beach near Innisfail. One of the prettiest Beaches in North Queensland and a favourite picnic and swim spot for local people.

One of Etty Beaches residents.

Buffalo are farmed on the Atherton Tablelands for their milk and meat.

I was aware that Deer had become feral on the Tablelands but am not sure whether these are feral or escapees from a local Deer Farm.

The Lewin's Honeyeater, Meliphaga lewinii, is a bird that inhabits the ranges along the east coast of Australia. It has a semicircular ear patch, pale yellow in colour.
The name of this bird commemorates the Australian artist John Lewin.

The Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta), also known as Crimson Honeyeater, Scarlet Myzomela, Sanguineous Honeyeater or, colloquially, Bloodbird, is a small passerine bird of the Honeyeater family Meliphagidae native to the east coast of Australia, Indonesia and New Caledonia. The male is a striking bright red with black wings; the female is entirely brown.

Thursday 13th October

Jacaranda in full bloom on the way to the Lake.

Storms are forecast for this afternoon so will retrieve the four pots I have in lake Tinaroo. Trevor not feeling well so decided to go solo. At 8 am it's already 30 C but there is no wind so should be a smooth trip.

The pots come into view.

First spot had a number of small fish in it and not one Redclaw. Would have made good bait if I was going to continue fishing but I'm not so released them all.

Second pot had two very large Redclaws in it.

Third pot even better...three good sized Redclaw.

Only one in pot 4 but it was at least 25 c long and would make a good feed by itself. The largest caught so far.

The Lake was very smooth and the whole exercise took about an hour.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be
Anne Frank


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