New South Wales

‘Light For The Wild’ Vivid at Taronga 2017


My First Car: Datsun 120Y


This photo shows my first car – a Datsun 120Y. It’s shown here parked out the front of my mother’s house back in the day – at Stratford near Gloucester in New South Wales, Australia.

My first car

Australia: New South Wales – Royal National Park


The photo below was taken on my recent trip to the south coast of NSW, Australia. It is a wildflower that I photographed on the Honeymooner’s Walk in Royal National Park, which is south of Sydney.

 

Wildflower

Bushfire at Warrumbungle National Park


Over the last couple of days a terrible, horrific bushfire has impacted on the Warrumbungle National Park, Siding Springs Observatory, 33 homes and numerous rural buildings near Coonabarabran in New South Wales, Australia. The bushfire is believed to have burnt out some 500 000 hectares and now has a fire front of over 100km in length.

Obviously the fire is a terrible tragedy for the people living in the region, as well as the natural wonder that is the Warrumbungle National Park. This fire was started by lightning strikes in a major heatwave currently being experienced in Australia. The tinder dry conditions and gale force hot winds have fanned the blaze and even now as I write, the bushfire is again threatening homes in the region and is expected to burn for weeks. 

The Warrumbungle National Park is one of my favourite places in Australia and I have visited the region many times. It is a sad and tragic disaster in more ways than one.