We begin to draw to a close with COVID lockdown
Today we have some contributions of ‘times past’ from Ian and also John L.
Ian wrote: “In the clean out of our former Lockhart house this past week I came across this very old business card and pics. My, how things change. One thing that did not change was the office which originally was the Bank of NSW including manager’s residence”.
Below: The Strains of the long COVID lockdown.
John L. strives to emulate Garry’s photography skills by delving into some of his old pic’s.
John writes: “Over the last few months in lockdown, swimmers and their partners have delighted us with some wonderful stories and pictures in our swimmers posts.
We were sat oohing and ahhing at Gary’s, Ken’s and Simone’s glorious photos and it made us think about our photo prowess back in South Africa.
We arrived in South Africa as young starry-eyed 23 year olds with not much experience of the wild continent. We were desperate to see the wild life and take photos, but first a baby had to be delivered.
With our little used Kodak Instamatic camera we practiced on the baby, he didn’t mind been positioned with his toys. As you can see by the three photos of him, the duck takes centre stage, but we did manage to get the whole of him in the frame by the third try.
We were ready now to try our luck at the game reserve after our practice run. We lived in a small town called Welkom in the Orange Free State and were lucky that we had a game reserve 10kms away. The reserve was wonderful and we saw an array of game, snakes and birds. We started taking photos of rhinos, giraffes and springbok and could not wait to get the photos developed at the chemist. As you can see by the photos of the animals, our expertise was lacking but we did devise a new game called “Spot the Animals – if you can”.
Small reward for anyone who can name the animals or even spot them – because we certainly can’t.
Needless to say no photographic awards for the Louth’s but happy to take commissions.”.
Ken B., Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News, Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla and Mollymook Ocean Swimmers