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pandora
26th January 2017, 06:03 AM
Salina invited me to help feed the stock.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)
It was fun!
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)
Loading the trailer
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay3.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)
I drove the Bocbat while Salina did the easy stuff ... :D
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay4.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)
Sheep, horses and a pet pig live on the 1,200 acre property
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay5.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)
All shot with the phone camera
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay6.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)
Back to the barn for another load!
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay7.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)
This private road runs through the 1,200 acre vineyard
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay8.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)

DerekW
26th January 2017, 09:21 AM
Hmm - celebrating the day the indigenous peoples were invaded and colonised.

I thought the term Australia day was a forbidden phrase.

pandora
26th January 2017, 10:00 AM
You are well informed, Derek. It is an issue under current public discussion. As you say, Indigenous Australians call it Invasion Day. It is likely that our National Day will be celebrated on some other day.

DerekW
26th January 2017, 11:13 AM
May 8
or
Mate day

OM USer
26th January 2017, 02:32 PM
Treasure these memories (and photos) Mark.

pandora
26th January 2017, 05:15 PM
Thanks OM, I most certainly will. *chr

Beagletorque
26th January 2017, 06:09 PM
I see there's life in the old bobcat yet. I advise caution on leg exposure in June tho'!

pandora
26th January 2017, 07:16 PM
Nonsense!
If you've got it, flaunt it. ;)

Mrs T
26th January 2017, 08:08 PM
Looks like you had a great day!

pandora
27th January 2017, 11:46 AM
Indeed we did, it was 35C and we loved it. I hate winter when temps drop to 14C, which feels freezing to us.

Beagletorque
27th January 2017, 12:16 PM
-1 all day yesterday here and no sun, felt like -6! Slightly better today +4 and the sun is just out!

pandora
27th January 2017, 07:36 PM
At -1 I would hibernate. In my entire life I've never experienced temperatures that low.

Jim Ford
27th January 2017, 08:47 PM
I hate winter when temps drop to 14C, which feels freezing to us.

That's when we put sun cream on and get the barbecue out!

;^)

Jim

pandora
27th January 2017, 09:11 PM
At 25C we start pulling on foul weather gear! (getting chilly on Thursday as you can see)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/WW4.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)

OM USer
27th January 2017, 10:34 PM
At -1 I would hibernate. In my entire life I've never experienced temperatures that low.

You have travelled around Oz quite a bit. Haven't you been to any mountains that have snow on them (the aptly titled Snowy Moutains range springs to mind but I assume there are others) ?

pandora
28th January 2017, 09:14 AM
You have travelled around Oz quite a bit. Haven't you been to any mountains that have snow on them (the aptly titled Snowy Moutains range springs to mind but I assume there are others) ?

Travelled yes, OM - quite a bit around Oz. Snowy Mountains form part of the Great Dividing Range, loads of snow. *yes
Last trip I did the Snow Plough Patrol had cleared most of it away except for that smidgen they missed on the road.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P9181112.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)

Zuiko
28th January 2017, 11:33 AM
Looks like you had a great time, Mark. I particularly like the movement in the hay as it is tipped from the truck in No 5. :)

pandora
28th January 2017, 08:05 PM
Thanks John. Lots of luck in capturing the moment as it couldn't be repeated.

You know what it's like to have time with a daughter.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay9.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/AustraliaDay10.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91742)

Zuiko
29th January 2017, 09:28 AM
[QUOTE=pandora;405298]Thanks John. Lots of luck in capturing the moment as it couldn't be repeated.

You know what it's like to have time with a daughter.

Yes, it was lucky, Mark. But you know, the more photos you take the luckier you seem to get!

Oh yes, time spent with my daughter is always a special moment. *chr

pandora
29th January 2017, 10:02 AM
I chuckled over the story you told about how photographically competitive Freya was when you went on a sḥot together. :D