Where I live – Townsville, Australia

I am currently putting together an “about me” video for a website that will be showcasing my other love – online teaching – so we took a drive up Castle Hill – Townsville.  This is a 360 degree view from the top.

This is mid-winter by the way about 27 degrees C. (80 degrees F).   Clear glorious days dipping quite cold for us down to 10 (50) at night. (It probably won’t rain for 3 – 4 more months).

To the north is Magnetic Island and further out The Great Barrier Reef (about 2 hours by boat) to the east is the Pacific Ocean and South the Ross River Mouth and to the West the top of the The Great Dividing Range which runs the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard of Australia.

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Hoary Headed Grebe

After visiting the Tumuli Lava Blisters we drove on to Lake Condah (south Western Victoria) where we had the pleasure of spotting some Hoary Headed Grebe and Eurasion Cootes (a couple of these are my brother’s photos) we were both snapping away like mad.  Also a black fronted dotterel (a first for my brother but common for me in Queensland).

Hoary Headed Grebe

Hoary Headed Grebe

Hoary Headed Grebe

Hoary Headed Grebe

Eurasian Coote

Eurasian Coote

Eurasian Coote

Black Fronted Dotterel

Black Fronted Dotterel

Black Swan