Sunday, 19 October 2014

City Folk Ski Boats and Litter

Confronted by a shocking mess all in the Murray River Reserve above Torrumbarry Weir. This mess and lots like it littered the banks in more and less severity all along the deeper part of the Murray river above Torrumbarry Weir upstream towards Echuca, an area popular with Ski Boat enthusiasts. There was so much it was pointless even trying to clean it up. So I moved downstream to Gunbower National Park and with the warmer weather its becoming very popular with campers and fisherman. Talking to one local who camps in the National Park area often, his advice was "Oh no don't go up there, loud Ski Boats from Melbourne and drunken yahoos only. There is no one policing or cleaning that area up as its not in the National Park" Not sure if this is all their fault but that seems to be the local sentiment.

Anyway I found a spot and managed to catch some Murray Crays but no fish. The river was dropping as most of the river was being diverted through the Gunbower -Cohuna wetlands for environmental flows.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Blood Moon

I'm sure you seen hundreds of images of the Blood Moon, so here is another one.
Nikon D300 Nikkor 70-200  2.8 @ ISO 1600, 200mm f16, 2 sec
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Monday, 6 October 2014

Real Aussie Men Drive Utes

More than 18,000 went to Deniliquin to enjoy good company, cold beer and great music at the 16th annual ute muster. A bit down on last years record 20,000 but with girls and families out numbering the boys in the feral utes only paddock it was a great weekend. This has to be the biggest and most successful music festival in regional Australia by far and is a must for any true blue Aussie to go to at least once.
18,000 campers
 Kanga walla foxes
Nicole and Keith ? 
 The only gays in the village
Food race 
Muster Uniform 
 who cares they look good
Mini Muster Utes 
Mmmm Yum 
 Cool misty first morning
Helicopter flight 

Warm and dusty evening 

The burbs 

Rent a Tent 

20 rows like this as far as you can see of utes in the utes only section, feral city
Trying to get back to camp before the folks work out they are not in the van? 

There was romance for everyone 

Are these yours mate? 

Whip cracking ferals, they went all day and night. 

Our Camp from the chopper 
 Evening stroll in the burbs
Feral watch 

 No idea! but they had blue singlets on.

Mobility scooters charging for the next days circle work 
Front gate 
 Front gate 2
 The site was vast.
Six chicks in a row. The irls outnumbered the boys!