And the blue was there again.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sea Cliff Bridge is a place where, following the wreck of their ship, the survivors noticed coal seams in the cliffs above them. Black Gold. No surprise to learn then that the nearest village is Coalcliff.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
It is over there. Sydney is not on Botany Bay like what I thought. Well, the Southern suburbs and the airport are but not the Opera house and the Famous Bridge. Sydney is in the next estuary up the coast, that of the River Parramatta. Cook noted it but having just provisioned his ship, sailed past on his way north from Botany Bay.
Friday, June 24, 2011
One Laughing Kookaburra. Wonder if Bank's shot one?
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This bit of serentipity has given rise to this fabulous coast line. Add the rollers from the Pasific and you cannot stop watching the dance.
Hicks Point, Cook had to travel some 200 km before he could find a safe anchorage for his ship. I have been reading Richard Hough's biography of Cook, making this visit to landing spot feel very real.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The problem? Get all the humans alive now and born in the next 50 years to an acceptable standard of well being without needing 4 additional planet earths to achieve it. This book was published in 2002. Progress has been made since, but very, very slow it is. Still, I'm optimistic.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Looks cold, yeh? This guy built this craft himself out of three lengths of drainage pipes which he stuffed with polystyrene foam making it almost unsinkable. The pilot, a dog, is sitting in the backward facing chair. Off the pub for a meal, turns out. Brilliant fishing platform, complete with sun shade, not needed today.
Skua. There were a number on the beach. I have been attacked by their cousin's off the coast of Scotland. A very Hitchcock experience that was!!!