Flinders Ranges Monos 3 IR

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 17-18 August 2016

 

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The Cazneau Tree.

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Near the Cazneau Tree.

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Brachina Gorge Road (probably).

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Brachina Gorge.

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Near Merna Mora.

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Near Merna Mora.

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Return to Adelaide (IR)

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 21 August 2016

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This is on last morning of the Flinders Ranges workshop, and then the drive back to Adelaide (to catch a plane).

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The first four images are from our last morning at the Flinders Ranges workshop.  We are wandering around not far from Merna Mora Station.  This one may look like the mountains reflected in a lake but it’s actually a ditch rather than a lake.

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This image would probably look quite different to someone who is red/ green colourblind.

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Keith Seidel walking towards us along the road past Merna Mora Station.

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I was concerned about catching the plane on time so I did not stop often in the way back to Adelaide.  Here is a series of images from the one place I did stop.

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Brachina Gorge (IR)

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 20 August 2016

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This is on sixth day of the Flinders Ranges workshop ..

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This is in the morning, somewhere near Merna Mora Station.  You know what they say about red skies in the morning.

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Several hours later we are now at Brachina Gorge (as for all the following images except the last one).

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This section of tress has been severely affected by crown of thorns starfish.  Having polished off the Great Barrier Reef and bleached all the coral, aided by agricultural and industrial runoff, climate change and government neglect, they undertook the long crawl to South Australia.

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Something seemed different about the landscape that morning.

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Or maybe it was just the aftereffects of all that red wine the night before.

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This is the road through the enchanted landscape.

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Eucalypts in their autumn colours high up on the hills.

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A quiet corner, somehow almost like a Japanese garden.

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Bare trees pointing to the sky on the distant peaks.

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Maybe there were psychedelics in that wine.

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And finally, here we are out the back of Parachilna.

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Parachilna Ruins (IR)

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 18 August 2016

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This is on fourth day of the Flinders Ranges workshop ..

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It started off a normal morning as we got up and wandered round near Merna Mora Station.

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Then the incident at the US base at Pine Gap coloured the morning somewhat.

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After that, everything was different.

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Of, course, you won’t read about these things in the newspapers.

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Some areas were more affected than others.

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You’d think they’d know better than to play around with their nuclear weapons.

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So we stopped by a pub but it seemed to be closed.

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We couldn’t find any bar staff no matter how hard we looked.

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Curious taste in interior decorations, though.

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Still no bar staff to be found.

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Looking from one window to another.

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We are not far from the red heart of Australia.

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You’d think there might at least have been a skeleton staff.

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Though clearly the insects were getting out of hand.

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So we visited nearby Nilpena Station and perused the range of modern agricultural machinery in their showroom.

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In a place like this, it is important to take note of the local landmarks, just in case you become lost.

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Cazneau Tree, Brachina Gorge and Edowie ruins (IR)

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 17 August 2016

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This is on third day of the Flinders Ranges workshop.

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Cazneau Tree  For more information, see the previous post.

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Cazneau Tree,

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Cazneau tree location.

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Brachina Gorge Road (probably).

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Brachina Gorge Road (probably).

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Brachina Gorge.

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Brachina Gorge.

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Brachina Gorge Road.

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Edowie Ruins.

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Edowie Ruins.

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Edowie Ruins.

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Edowie Ruins.

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Edowie Ruins.

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Edowie Ruins.

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Near Merna Mora.

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Near Merna Mora.

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South Georgia Monochromes 3 of 3

15th to 17th November 2015, South Georgia.

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Penguins parading past an elephant seal.

St Andrews Bay (Take 2).

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Early morning on the beach.

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Penguin highway with elephant seals in the water.

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St Andrews Bay.

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Not drowning, waving.

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Gull over nursery.

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Shaker tapestry.

Ocean Harbour Dreaming.

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Remains of the Shaker colony and giant spinning wheel.

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The Bayard.

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Fur seal, king penguins and yacht.

Salisbury Plain (Take 2).

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Fur seal.

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King penguins.

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Rosita Harbour.

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King penguins hitting the beach out of the surf.

Salisbury Plain (Take 3).

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King penguin.

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Fur seal.

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King penguin acrobatics.

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King Penguin.

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A crossing.

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Elephant seal pup.

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Nothing like a nice cushion….

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Ocean Harbour Dreaming

15th November 2015. Ocean Harbour, South Georgia.

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(Map of journey . . . . . . . . (13. Ocean Harbour)).

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In the afternoon of the 15th we visited Ocean Harbour, which seemed like a different world.

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In the distance is the Great Dancing Hall and Parliament of the Shaker community who settled here many years ago.  You can see some of their surviving sheep in the foreground.

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The colony was founded by Ethel Mercaptan, who had become somewhat on the nose to many other members of her community so she led a splinter group to South Georgia.

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Her mighty ship, the Wedgetail Beagle, still sits there waiting her command.

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Though you can’t see the ghosts, you can see their chains.

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The geese she kept to ward off any barbarian invasions of the ship remain on board and have made their nests there.

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Meanwhile, the settlers created an abstract tapestry on the side of the ship, intended to depict either the future success of their new colony or their descent into hellfire.

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The geese still watch out for potential barbarian invaders.

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Unfortunately though, the captain of the ship, one Arbuthnot Queeg, had a secret heated compartment in the hold near the engine room that he had filled with giant pirañas, intending to either sell them in Peking or hold the city to ransom.  The pirañas thwarted this plan when they ate through the hull and caused the ship to sink.  They then perished in the cold waters of the bay.

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This did not stop the colonists from painting an abstract tapestry on the rudder.

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While the geese remain on board, the ship is contemplating turning into land

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… and eventually into a forest.

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Meanwhile the sheep have very little to do and spend their time lounging around, or since there is not much good grass, plunging into the sea to fish.

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The giant spinning wheel remains, mute testimony to the plans to found a mighty clothing industry, had they just been more astute and chosen a kind of sheep that has wool.

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So we gaze out across the pasture land to the empty spaces that might have been so much more.

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The community itself has faded away as Shaker communities are inclined to do.

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Travellers from space visit occasionally though.

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The geese still hang around though there is no longer any crew to sail away in the ship.

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And though the whole community has faded away, …

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… a couple of chickens still hang around in front of one of the sheep.

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Attention now, this is Mahommed Engels-Trump of the Pedantry Terrorism Squad of MI6.  We have seized this post for dissemination of Fake Nudes (did I get that right?).

The ship is the Bayard, a sailing ship built in Liverpool in 1864 and was here being used as a coaling ship for the whaling station.  It is 67 metres long and weighed 1200 tonnes.  A gale in 1911 blew her across the bay where she sank in three metres of water and remains to this day.  There was probably nothing romantic about the daily activities of the whaling station and the workers would have led hard lives in a spectacular setting and a cruel climate.  MI6 deplores the misrepresentation here of fur seals, South Georgia cormorants and giant petrels.  The “duck” on the water that was not mentioned is maybe a skua.