Canberra, Australia’s national capital is normally represented by images of it many famous buildings. But of course as with many places, getting ‘under the skin’ of a place can have its own rewards.
December in Canberra can be hot, or cold, or both, on the same day. This may or may not be reflected in these images. Taken on the outer and in some cases, the inner fringes of Canberra.
Dry conditions were evident during an outing to Ravensbourne National Park.
The area is renowned for having high numbers of blood-sucking ticks that inhabit the forest. These insects burrow their heads under the skin, making removal a careful exercise. Failure to detect them and remove within 24 hours can result in debilitating illness, including tick paralysis.
Fortunately this trip was tick-free.
Poor light due to increasingly overcast conditions restricted photo opportunities.
Due to a lack or on occasions, total absence of track markers, a casual photographic stroll turned into a journey of ‘which way?’
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I had the opportunity to spend an hour at Tallebudgera Creek in the southern part of Queensland’s Gold Coast. More famous for high rise buildings, wide golden beaches and the tourist mayhem of Surfers Paradise, the few kilometres marks a significant difference in pace and mood.
Tallebudgera Creek itself has it origins in the hills of the hinterland and also has a small canal estate before its final wide expanse is squeezed under the Gold Coast Highway for its final sigh into the sea.
My visit was short, limited both by time and approaching inclement weather, which provided the opportunity to capture a different mood to the its usual sunny disposition.
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