The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere

Utes in the Paddock, Ootha


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Utes in the Paddock

Every now and then someone comes up with a crazy idea that captures the imagination and becomes a reality. Utes in the Paddock at Ootha, New South Wales, is a typical example of this. Ootha is situated about 430 west of Sydney and boasts a population of 94!

Ootha

They are all Holden Utes – what could be more Australian than that – and several artists have displayed their own interpretation of the iconic ute! Unfortunately the paint work has deteriorated on several of them and they are fading away but I hope you can get an idea of this crazy initiative in the middle of nowhere.

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You’ve gotta love the Aussie sense of humour šŸ™‚ Thanks Ootha for keeping it alive!

 

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Day 6 Photo Blogging – Solitude

My photo challengeĀ for today:

Today, letā€™s capture solitude: the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place. What does this word look like to you?

Solitude for me is not loneliness but moreĀ Ć”loneness’. These photos depict it for me. The other part of today’s challenge is to understand The Rule of Thirds in photography. I think I’ve got it right in this selection, too.

Walker Flat Boat Ramp Reserve, South Australia

A lone pelican.

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At 80 Mile Beach, Western Australia

IMG_4916Happy Hour Town Beach

Sunset at Broome, Western Australia

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Fisherman at Willie Creek, Western Australia

IMG_5648Wrights Bridge

Enjoying the solitude at Wrights Bridge, Western Australia

 

As a solo traveller I enjoy my solitude – rarely lonely but often alone.


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Day 5 Photo Blogging – Connect

Connecting roads ……

Connecting roads

Connecting Mt Isa and Boulia, Queensland

 

Connecting bridges ……

 

Connecting to the sea ….

Connecting tree tops ……

Connecting people ……

 

Connecting generationsĀ ……

Connecting generations

Great Grandmother, Great Grand-daughter

Connecting images…..

Life is about making connections.


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10 days of photo blogging – Day 2

Day 2 – Street

I usually avoid busy streets preferring to spend my driving time on the open road. This road travels between Millstream Chichester National Park and Karijini National Park in Western Australia. It filled my home with red dust and rattled cupboards open, but oh, the scenery …..

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And now for something completely different …… this is the main street of the little town of Baliingup, in Western Australia. I’ve discovered so many of these country towns have some quirky little feature that makes them memorable.

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I’m so lucky my lifestyle gives me this variety of experiences.