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  • Day339


    November 11, 2017 in Australia

    Just an overnight stop at Narrabri showground on the way back to sunny Qld. Did a slight detour on the way to visit Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran. There's nowhere to park with caravans up there, so we had to detach the van and leave it in a parking area down the road. (complete with hitch lock and wheel clamp).

    Siding Springs is Australia's premier observatory and is located atop a mountain affording beautiful views of the area. Heaps of telescopes up here doing all sorts of research of the southern skies...very interesting.Read more

  • Day26

    Pilliga Artesian Bore

    January 31 in Australia

    Tonight we are camped at Pilliga, just outside the town. This is a very popular place with people dropping in regularly for a soak in the warm waters that flow up 6-800meters from deep below the surface.

    The bore has been capped and some flow allowed to run into a swimming pool. The outflow from the pool flows into the creek keeping a permanent water feature. Recent rain has increased the water in the creek making it a very pleasant walk. There are some birds but they will be more scattered with the abundant water holes surrounding.

    There are claims that a regular soak in this water can cure many ailments. I found that around 20 minutes was about all the time I could stay in the warm water. Even though the temperature was quite warm I felt quite cold when I got out.

    Tonight is a rare lunar show. A full lunar eclipse with bonus effects. Although the actual eclipse is a couple of hours away, the extra brightness of the perigee moon (super moon) is creating beautiful effects from behind light cloud. We are hoping the eclipse will be quite spectacular. The anticipated effect is termed a blood moon due to the increase in red light reflecting back from the earths shadow.

    One last coincidence is that this month is a blue moon. In some places it is termed a gravest moon. Although this happens every year or two, the combination of 3 features is rare.
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  • Day26

    Droving in NSW.

    January 31 in Australia

    When onw thinks of droving, there is the thought that this was something that happened so long ago. In fact nothing could be further from the truth. On this trip we're have passed several droves with one of them being quite a large herd of cattle.

    The way cattle are droved has certainly changed a lot. The horses are gone and the motorbikes and quad bike have replaced them. The drovers have caravans and 4wd trucks. I this modern world one can only wonder at the resurgence of such an old method of moving large numbers of cattle in this huge country.Read more

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