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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers go walk-about

 

Wild weather hits the Mollymook – Ulladulla area.

Rainfall in the past 24 hours to mid-day Saturday July 2 was in excess of 200mm with the worst predicted for tomorrow Sunday with further falls through to Tuesday. Was it intuition or fore-knowledge of heavy rainfall that caused a few wise ocean swimmers to get away and have a holiday?

Cheryl’s birthday Bash, the girls head to W.A.

 

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‘Whalebone Brewery’ in W.A.

 

Ocean Swimmer, Tim chose Cape Cod, Ma. in the USA

 

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Tim at Cape Cod Ma. USA

After sending this pic, I asked Tim for some verbiage. He replied in the affirmative, but I have not since heard from him. I wouldn’t swim there.

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Dave decided to head to the NSW South West.

Hearing of a delightful town in the Riverina called Lockhart, which describes itself as a ‘historic verandah town’, it took Dave’s imagination. So off he went. He reported that; there certainly are lots of veranda’s, homes and business’s.

(Click on images to enlarge)

 

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Lockhart, the ‘historic verandah town’

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Lockhart, the ‘historic verandah town’ even the business community have a verandah.

 

Ken and June took refuge in the ‘Great Australian Outback’.

Below is a map / outline of the trip, that took them to Bourke, Innamincka, Birdsville, Lake Eyre, Williams Creek, Leigh Creek and Arkaroola.

 

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Tour outline

 

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Tour group

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Our pilot Kamya with June

 

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Flooded Lake Eyre

 

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Kingsford-Smith airport with the Qantas lounge on the right, in the out back at Balcanoona

 

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Yellow footed rock wallaby at Arkaroola

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Australian Mallee Ringneck Parrot at Innamincka

 

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Black Kite juvenile at Birdsville airstrip

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Black Kite juvenile above the Birdsville airstrip

 

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Black-winged Stilt at the Birdsville town Billabong

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Flock of Black-winged Stilts at the Birdsville town Billabong

 

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Alex our Birdsville tour guide to the ‘Big Red’

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The ‘Big Red’ in the outback

 

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Flooded Cooper Creek, Innamincka

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William Creek Hotel

 

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Spiny Cheeked Honeyeater at Arkaroola

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Little Corella’s at Innamincka¬†

 

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Torresian Crow at Birdsville

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White Plumed Honeyeater at Arkaroola

 

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4WD Ridgetop Tour at Arkaroola

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Stunning rock formations throughout the Flinders Ranges on the tour

 

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Rock formations on the mountain tour throughout the Flinders Ranges

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Yes a 4WD up and down these rugged mountain ranges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken B., Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News, Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla and Mollymook Ocean Swimmers