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Sandgroper

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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2010, 03:32:25 PM »
Hi Sandgroper.  Great photos of Esperance.  It's a really beautiful place with gorgeous beaches.  Have you any pictures of the Albany area?  I love that town.  KC  :smile:

Thank you for your kind comments people. KC I have just spent a couple of hours hunting for film type photos of Albany which I've had for years. The old Gaol, the Amity, Strawberry farm and places like that. Somehow they seem to have grown legs. Am also having trouble scanning the Koombana photos of the dolphins. Hard to believe they could have faded so much, but may save a couple.
 
Any how here are a few of Nornalup which isn't too far from Albany
 

 

 

 
And some of the Porongurups
 

 

 

 
And the coast near Albany
 

 

 
Finish with an old shack and an older windmill. Both near Albany
 

 

 

 
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2010, 03:35:33 PM »
 Seems like i got one of the beach photos out of sequence
 
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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2010, 03:40:11 PM »
Hello Sandgroper,
 
Your pics are beautiful, thanks for putting them on. :air_kiss:

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Re: Sandgroper's sandpit
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2010, 04:43:16 AM »
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Re: Australia Calling Reply #1543 on: November 27, 2010, 02:02:31 AM Hi Patricia Margaret,
Here's the explanation from Wikipedia:
 
Sandgroper may refer to:
Sandgroper (insect), a type of burrowing insect found in Western Australia
Sandgroper, nickname for an inhabitant or native of Western Australia
 
An explanation from Kraftcheese on Australia Calling
 
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2010, 04:10:52 PM »
all of your pictures are so beautiful such color in them  it must be a beautiful place to live  with all that scenery around you  keep the pictures coming  they are great enjoy them all IC
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2010, 01:31:13 AM »
Thanks Sandgroper I also saw the explantation from Kraftcheese on Australia Calling.  Once again beautiful photographs.

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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2010, 12:23:27 PM »
all of your pictures are so beautiful such color in them  it must be a beautiful place to live  with all that scenery around you  keep the pictures coming  they are great enjoy them all IC

Thanks again IC. It really is a beautiful corner of the world. The scenic diversity is unbelievable.
Tonight I'll post a few of the forrest and the tree top walk around Pemberton. My son and his wife were over from Scotland and are in some of them.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2010, 12:38:08 PM »
This other young lady below is a visitor from Dublin
 

 

 

 

 
 
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2010, 09:13:58 AM »
sANDGROPER ...THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.  I went that way a couple of years ago and visited Belle Fast and the Little Creatures Brewery...and the jail in Freemantle. :D
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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2010, 02:49:41 PM »
sANDGROPER ...THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.  I went that way a couple of years ago and visited Belle Fast and the Little Creatures Brewery...and the jail in Freemantle. :D

Hi sj I was worried about the jail during my visit. Anxious about being allowed to exit. Thanks for the kind words, but you know you'll only encourage me. So saying he posts more.
 
I've been trying to scan some old film type photos of Koombana Bay without a great deal of success. You wouldn't believe they could fade so much. Most of them are completely white. A friend told me it was the transparent protective covers that caused it. Some chemicals in them reacted and bleached the photos.
I've managed to sorta save four. So here they are.
 

 

 

 

 
And a couple of more recent digital ones 
 

 

 
This last one shows the Leschenault Inlet in the foreground and Koombana Bay in the middle ground and I'm just lucky enough to live in between, with the Indian ocean about a kilometer towards the left. So hard to take especially with the slightly warm weather we've been having lately.
 
Talking to my son in Scotland last night and told him it was 38 degrees. He said so what it was 30 there. But that was fahrenheit..lol.. The snow was 2 foot deep in the middle of Brechin. Dont really envy them.
 
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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2010, 12:08:03 AM »
Great photos SG.  It's a beautiful spot.  Love the ones of the dolphins.  We saw dolphins swimming up the Swan River just up from the Raffles Pub one day when we were on a picnic.  :smile:
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2010, 12:50:19 PM »
Hi all, as I have never been, I was hoping some visitors to the north here would post some photos of there time spent galivanting around. Live in hope.
 
Meanwhile back at the ranch, I'll post some of the Avon valley, taken from a hot air balloon.
 
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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2010, 01:06:46 PM »
I'm out of control
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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2010, 01:22:32 PM »
I am now getting high on posting
 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2010, 01:42:24 PM »
About time to come back to earth
 

 

 

 
Back on the ground. Hope you enjoyed the ride
 
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