Monthly Archives: August 2012

Explain This #3

  Outback travel almost predictably produces the unexpected. Here’s a scene that needs some explanation. Can you either tell us the real story, or else let your imagination loose and provide an alternative story?  

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A Timeless Land

For the city dweller, there are times when one rejoices upon coming across a building 100 years old – ah, the craftsmanship, the elegance, the gratuitous decoration! When one rolls one’s eyes at the sight of a bulldozer razing a … Continue reading

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Outback Wildflowers

Yesterday I was talking to some friends who are shortly travelling to Western Australia, with one of their main objectives to see the wildflowers. In my travels to the Outback over many years, I’ve seen lots and lots of wildflowers, … Continue reading

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How Much Can a Koala Bear?

In a post in July titled “A Big, Sparsely Populated Country”, I quoted some statistics about the population (and population density) of Australia. I also foreshadowed a comment on how big a population Australia can reasonably support. (A spokesbear for … Continue reading

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Explain This #2

Here’s another picture taken in the Outback begging for an explanation. I’m sure that some reader with a vivid imagination can come up with a convincing story of how this vehicle came to end up in such a sorry state. … Continue reading

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Explain This #1

Picture Challenges #1-17 have created a deal of interest, particularly when you factor in the number of people who have told me they wish they’d been to the Outback so that they could begin to compete with the Outback gurus … Continue reading

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The Mulga

The mulga tree is a member of the acacia family. Wattle trees are also acacias. Although most people would say that the eucalypt (or gum) is the most common tree in Australia, I’ve heard it claimed that it is in … Continue reading

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