Monday, July 28, 2014

Goodbye K153 and a day out

Yes here is that beautiful steam train leaving our station

I went back down to the footbridge in the afternoon to wait and take more pictures

As you can see there were plenty of others getting close views and filming 

Of course I took many pictures and love seeing them on my new computer screen saver ☺

Tooting as it got closer, oh the sound of a steam train whistle does bring a tear to my eyes lol 

About to go under the footbridge

Goodbye K153...........

And the diesel along for the ride ☺

It was a brisk day but the rain was kind and stayed away, heading back to my car parked just past the first tree ☺☺

On Sunday we thought we would have a day out and about our area, just like being on holidays ☺
The man was happy because he LOVES maps lol 

We have never stopped here so it was great to have a look and take a walk 

The information centre building 

Plenty of bird life here loving the water 

One of those water hens which I always call a Pukeko (the newzealand bird)

Walking along the path and bridges 

Quite cool in the shade of these trees but again no rain so a good day ☺

Could hear heaps of frogs but of course did not see one 

A crane which flew off very quickly 

And I noticed this sign which shows the fish you can catch so I may have to come back with my rod ☺

At the end of our walk at the fishing spot, heading back to the car parked new the information centre 

We then took a drive towards the sea and stopped here 

This is roughly 1 and half hours away from our home and I always love seeing the ocean 

This crow was scavenging something and neat how I took the picture as it was taking off...neat ☺

This is part of an area known as the 90 mile beach, looking one way....

Then the other way, lovely
Homeward we went.....

And we were going to pass where the man works

One of the power stations in the area 

Looking towards the open cut mine 

One of the many cooling towers, they are HUGE 

On the edge of the open cut mine 

Zooming in on one of the dredgers which are also massive 

The view back to this power station with 4 cooling towers and they are just like a steam train ☺

Got to love the zoom again on this camera 

Now I have finally finished this little blanket for a future baby 

And started this simple one......
Did you have a good weekend?
Today is sunny and quite warm which is very weird for July as is winter here and usually wearing plenty of clothes, but today I am even in a t-shirt 
Thank you for dropping in ☺☺

Saturday, July 26, 2014

All I had was lemon's and then something came to visit.......

Hey there, how have you been? This is all I had taken a picture of in the past week and thought I can hardly just post about 3 lemons off the tree.....the orange was bought at the store
Happy with the lemons though and heaps on the tree but it just does not want to release them lol

Friday we drove down to catch up with Mum and then over to pick up this interesting device
It is called a parkit360 and battery driven to move caravans or in our case the fifth wheeler

It is supposed to move this without the use of our car once back home
and if you go to the link prior will see exactly how

How we usually park the Winjana in our front yard

And look now parked the other way around, with the door of the Winjana now facing the house
I will get a movie of us using it when we are more comfortable, but it was pretty easy and you have a remote to work the Parkit and it is just like a super large remote control lol  The man seems pretty happy too ☺☺♥♥

And today, Saturday something came to visit........I wonder if you can guess?

Obviously it involves a railway line......

And it is going to stop at our station here for 3 HOURS and then come past this footbridge again....

No, not the Velocity train which we can catch to go all the way to Melbourne, a 2 and half hour trip.....

Goodbye Velocity, now lets see who is going to come from this direction.....


Can we see something about to appear.......

Toot toot, yes a beloved steam train.......

It was supposed to be a Y112 celebrating it's 125th birthday and also 101 years since it had been to our town but it was a bit sick so this beauty came instead 

Got to love having a good zoom......

Good old K153 I have taken many pictures over the last decade ☺☺

Without the zoom as it is about to pass right under me ☺☺☺☺ do I seem excited....

Toot Toot.....heading to the station

No one I knew was with me but you do make friends while waiting for the steam to arrive
Lots of people waited and got great pictures
I will go back down soon and just enjoy watching it go under the footbridge again
Hope you are all having a great weekend out there even with the cold weather
See you again soon xoxo