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  • Our MUNGO NP Experience

    1.
    This was a three nights, four day tour from Wangaratta which in all added 1600km to the 'clock'.
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    Except for the first day that was cloudy but fine, the last three days were warm and perfect to show Mungo at its awesome best
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    The Park is Aboriginal Land and is managed by Indigenous Australians
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    To include as many pictures as possible to give you a feel of this vast place I have created some composites.
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    The landscape is a'bloom with wildflowers, not so many species I thought, but enough to add spashes of colour amidst the ubiquitous sage brush.
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    The Road Tour is a 72km (45mi) long circuit on a one-way sandy red track with lots of places to picnic and features to see.
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    Emus abound in their natural habitat and take little notice of humans as long as we remain in our cars.
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    My Flickr

    * mark * Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia **
    The OM-D E-M1 Mark II * OM-D M5 MkII * XZ2 * XZ1 * E3
    On post-processing: The camera kneads the dough, PP bakes the bread - Greenhill

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    Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

    A beautiful park and some great photos. There's no way I would get out my car with those emus about!
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    • #3
      Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

      What a fantasicaly colourful place Australia is. I really enjoy your little travelogues Mark.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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      • #4
        Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

        A wonderful travelogue, and (relatively!) close to Melbourne.
        Stephen

        A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

        Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

        My Flickr site

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
          A beautiful park and some great photos. There's no way I would get out my car with those emus about!
          Yes indeed, I believe that emus can be quite aggressive but probably only when they're threatened. Ross may be able to confirm or deny whether that is so ... I think Ross knows all there is to know about Aussie flora and fauna !
          Originally posted by Phill D View Post
          What a fantasicaly colourful place Australia is. I really enjoy your little travelogues Mark.
          Thank you again, Phill. That is very gratifying to know.
          Originally posted by StephenL View Post
          A wonderful travelogue, and (relatively!) close to Melbourne.
          "Relatively" to where, Stephen ? Many years ago I lived in Mildura and drove to Melbourne and back once a week. It is a somewhat gruelling 6 hour drive. Mildura to Mungo is 107km, (say 65mi) but it is a corrugated boneshaker of a drive !
          My Flickr

          * mark * Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia **
          The OM-D E-M1 Mark II * OM-D M5 MkII * XZ2 * XZ1 * E3
          On post-processing: The camera kneads the dough, PP bakes the bread - Greenhill

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          • #6
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            Mark, I feel you should be looking at a JOB a Reporter You put the whole story together in a very professional Report I lurve it - I sit here (no airport journey, ariplane changes - 27 hours of sitting in less room than a telephone box - babies crying and all those re circulated germs etc., ) and just enjoy the Destination
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            I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
            Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


            http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

            the ONE photo album

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            • #7
              Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

              Originally posted by pandora View Post
              "Relatively" to where, Stephen ? Many years ago I lived in Mildura and drove to Melbourne and back once a week. It is a somewhat gruelling 6 hour drive. Mildura to Mungo is 107km, (say 65mi) but it is a corrugated boneshaker of a drive !
              Relative to the size of Australia
              My son in Melbourne now thinks nothing of travelling to a job which involves 7 hours on a 'plane then 8 hours drive
              Stephen

              A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

              Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

              My Flickr site

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              • #8
                Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

                Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
                I lurve it - I sit here (no airport journey, ariplane changes - 27 hours of sitting in less room than a telephone box - babies crying and all those re circulated germs etc., ) and just enjoy the Destination
                That's right, Chevvy! Cheer me up in preparation for doing just that next month
                Stephen

                A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

                My Flickr site

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                • #9
                  Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

                  Lovely set of pictures, Thanks for sharing

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                  • #10
                    Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

                    Haven't been there yet - it was too wet for a 2 wheeled drive vehcile the last time we were down that way.

                    Like the series very much - and the way you have been imcorporating maps into your travelogues Mark.
                    Terry
                    Canberra - The Nation's Capital
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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
                      Mark, I feel you should be looking at a JOB a Reporter You put the whole story together in a very professional Report I lurve it - I sit here (no airport journey, ariplane changes - 27 hours of sitting in less room than a telephone box - babies crying and all those re circulated germs etc., ) and just enjoy the Destination
                      Nothing ventured, nothing gained Chevvy - and after all, how germ free is it couped up with a bunch of sniffling rug rats, eh ! ! ! (Oooah ... have a feeling I'm gunna pay for that ! )

                      And after that uncalled for remark I don't deserve your generous compliment, do I hon' !

                      Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                      Relative to the size of Australia
                      My son in Melbourne now thinks nothing of travelling to a job which involves 7 hours on a 'plane then 8 hours drive
                      Sounds like he may be in the mining business in WA, flys from a home in Melbourne to Perth and drives to the Pilbarra, maybe ?

                      Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                      That's right, Chevvy! Cheer me up in preparation for doing just that next month
                      I would be interested to see your itinerary, Stephen.

                      Originally posted by rsh1960 View Post
                      Lovely set of pictures, Thanks for sharing
                      You are most welcome. Glad you enjoyed the tour.

                      Originally posted by Barkly View Post
                      Haven't been there yet - it was too wet for a 2 wheeled drive vehcile the last time we were down that way.
                      Like the series very much - and the way you have been imcorporating maps into your travelogues Mark.
                      Yes Terry, I put myself in the position of our UK friends and realised that by including a map showing the location, then the pictures will have more meaning.
                      My Flickr

                      * mark * Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia **
                      The OM-D E-M1 Mark II * OM-D M5 MkII * XZ2 * XZ1 * E3
                      On post-processing: The camera kneads the dough, PP bakes the bread - Greenhill

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                      • #12
                        Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

                        [QUOTE=pandora;187872]Nothing ventured, nothing gained Chevvy - and after all, how germ free is it couped up with a bunch of sniffling rug rats, eh ! ! ! (Oooah ... have a feeling I'm gunna pay for that ! )

                        And after that uncalled for remark I don't deserve your generous compliment, do I hon' !

                        Mark, I ENJOY your Banter I can take and give Vis Germs That is why we have all year covered outdoor play area AND SPEND MUCH OF OUR TIME OUT and about with the children ...
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                        I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
                        Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

                        the ONE photo album

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                        • #13
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                          You must have loads of patience, Chevvy. How many children (kids ) do you have in your group ? And I will never know how you ever find time for photography, housework, shopping etc.,. You must be Superwoman !
                          My Flickr

                          * mark * Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia **
                          The OM-D E-M1 Mark II * OM-D M5 MkII * XZ2 * XZ1 * E3
                          On post-processing: The camera kneads the dough, PP bakes the bread - Greenhill

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                            Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

                            Originally posted by pandora View Post
                            You must have loads of patience, Chevvy. How many children (kids ) do you have in your group ? And I will never know how you ever find time for photography, housework, shopping etc.,. You must be Superwoman !
                            I am up at 6.15am loo and clean house for the children - thats 4 vinyl floors in playroom, kitchen and front and back halls; then Milton spray floors and hoover rest of carpeted house (Nick has made breakfast and is in the bathroom ) ... I put the bottles/sterilizer in microwave foir 2 mins - then make up 3 bottles of boiled wter we have brekkers in bed : 6.30-6.40am Baby Arabella arrives (7months) ME shower Nick entertains her - I feed her - then I bath her & dress her for the day - clear up kitchen and prepare lunch Nick is feeding the dogs 7.45 Kit arrives age 2y6m ; we are all playing in the playroom Nicks making BLACK COFFEE for he & I .. 8am-9am the other 3 or 4 under 4 yrs arrive ... IF we are out for the day - Nick makes the picnic between 8am-9am.

                            Mark, I DO NOT DO SHOPPING hate it ... yesterday am Nick went to Makro hour each way (for BULK PURCHASES) pm he did our big weeks shop at Tesco - in one day 585 on FOOD

                            Photos when out with the Rug Rats or week ends when I sometimes "exercise" the steam genrator Ironing NEXT Sunday I have 3 weeks worth ... cannot see the spare sofa

                            Easy Peasy most women do this and juggle a family - we just have "family" a few days a week - and MOST NIGHTS OFF
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                            I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
                            Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

                            the ONE photo album

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                              Re: Our MUNGO NP Experience

                              That is a very big day and your grocery bill GBP585.00 = AUD 908.00 is horrendous.

                              You are the epitomy of the multi-tasking woman, Chevvy, a feat that mere man has never been able to emulate !
                              My Flickr

                              * mark * Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia **
                              The OM-D E-M1 Mark II * OM-D M5 MkII * XZ2 * XZ1 * E3
                              On post-processing: The camera kneads the dough, PP bakes the bread - Greenhill

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