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Wildlife

Last week was a good wildlife observation week for me.  I spent a lot of hours travelling.  Firstly I took a trip to Brown’s Range, beyond Ringer Soak, to conduct an inspection at the rare earth mine that is starting there. … Continue reading

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Extreme Sport

This photo of the Fitzroy river in flood under the Willare Bridge, on the road between Fitzroy Crossing and Broome, was published on FaceBook a while back. It reminded me of when I drove that way, going to a meeting in … Continue reading

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Stuff and Sally

Someone burgled my place in Billiluna about a month ago. I was on leave at the time. .  I headed down there as soon as the road was reopened. This is the fifth burglary I have endured but the first in Australia.  And what a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2016 from Australia

On the twelfth day of Christmas my ex-wife sent to me Twelve box jellyfish Eleven irukandji Ten eastern brown snakes Nine funnel web spiders Eight blue ringed octopus Seven coastal taipans Six common death adders Five great white sharks Four Crocodiles … Continue reading

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The Wet

The rain finally settled in on the 19th.  Within a couple of days the unsealed Tanami and Duncan roads were closed and the sealed highway from Fitzroy Crossing through Halls Creek to Kununurra was temporarily impassable for up to a … Continue reading

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Antypasto

On my trip to Northern Territory I learned a little more about indigenous bush tucker, and in particular was introduced to the Weaver Ant, or Green Ant  (Oecophylla smaragdina).  It has an abdomen filled with a green liquid which, when squeezed out … Continue reading

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King Brown’s Lair

Return to the Jesus Cave. Just to prove there are still places I can get to. No snake this time, which is a pity, because I was alone and had time to commune.

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