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FullyFollowMe


Today’s link is to a site called ‘FullyFollowMe.’ This is a new start up and is seeking to become a site where contacts/friends/visitors can follow you on whatever site you are connected to via FullyFollowMe. So far I am connected to Facebook and Twitter on FullyFollowMe and these are the only sites (apart from LinkedIn – which I am not on) I am currently connected to via FullyFollowMe. It is only new, so it will be interesting to see where it goes with this idea.

Fore more, visit:
http://www.fullyfollow.me/

Borenore Caves


Borenore Caves ReserveThis photo was taken quite a few years ago at the entrance to Borenore Caves, near Orange, in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. I was able, with a friend, to follow the cave internally for some distance. We used torches and eventually made our way out through a side entrance.

 

Follow the Sun: Australian Travel Posters Collection from the 1930s to the 1950s


I thought I might share some websites on Australia this week. The first is a site that has a collection of Australian travel posters from the 1930s to the 1950s. The posters are stored at the National Library of Australia.

http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/sun/

NSW Road Trip 2010: Website


It won’t be long and I’ll be heading off on my latest holiday – the first for several years actually. I’ll be off on a road trip around New South Wales, Australia. In total, I’ll be covering around 4000km in nine days of driving.

I’ll be covering the road trip on my kevinswilderness.com website, where you will be able to follow my progress on a Google Map that has my planned itinerary on it. There will be plenty of updates on the website – including Blog entries, photos, maybe a video or two, travel journal, etc.

Visit the website at:

http://www.kevinswilderness.com/NSW/nswRoadTrip2010.html 

Ellenborough Falls


2007_0824_ 008_WebEllenborough Falls are located to the west of Taree in New South Wales, Australia. To get there from Taree simply follow Tourist Drive 8.

The falls drop some 200m over the escarpment. There are a number of viewing areas giving good falls of the waterfall.

For more information visit:

http://www.kevinswilderness.com/NSW/ellenborough_falls.html

SWOOPING BIRDS


 

It was the official first day of Spring here in Australia. However, Spring has really been with us here for quite some weeks now, given the very warm days and bushfires we have already experienced. In fact August 2009 was the hottest on record.

plovers and chicks Given that it is Spring it is time for a new season of new growth in the gardens and of new birth in the surrounding wildlife here in Tea Gardens (though it isn’t that clear cut obviously) and there is plenty of wildlife here.

On the way home from work today I was swooped by a Magpie – several times. The Magpie does this in its breeding season to drive off potential threats to its nest and young. Recently I have also been savagely swooped by the local plovers, which attack with even more ferocity than the Magpie.

The plovers had been defending their nest for some weeks prior to their eggs hatching. Their nest was beside the artificial lake in the centre of the village where I work at Tea Gardens Grange. The nest is just a small spot on the ground on which the eggs are laid. In this case their were four. They seemed to sit on the eggs for between 4 and 6 weeks before the young were hatched – swooping the entire time if you ventured too close, as well as making plenty of noise. One of the adults sometimes seemed to pretend to have a bad leg as it hobbled away from the nest in an attempt to get any threats to follow it.

At the moment there are two remaining chicks that are growing fairly rapidly now. The parents are still defending their young with menace.