G'day! - The Everything Australian Thread

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by OzRay, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Stone the crows cobbers, 'bout time we had something about this great country of ours on the forum, seeing that there's enough of us about, so I thought I'd take a fair crack of the whip and what better way to start things off than with a few old mates:

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    Followed by a bit of bush tucker:

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    Finished off with some surf and smurf:

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    So what's in your part of the bush or big smoke?
     
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  2. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Good idea. Guess, perhaps, I should consider going for a walk with the camera...

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  3. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    :) each photo got a little bit better :)

    I'll throw some animals into to mix

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    Oops - some scenary
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    A touch of Spanish Castle in the tropical rainforest
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  4. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Great idea. I'll have to start a thread for Aotearoa :smile:
     
  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Typical, high on drugs and scratching their butt. How much can a Koala bear? :biggrin:
     
  6. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice idea Ray. I have a few I can add in.

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  7. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You bl**dy beaudy mate!

    OK, a mundane grove of turpentine trees (Syncarpia glomulifera) in our back yard.
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    A young (& maybe with a disease) cocky.
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    Camel riding north of Newcastle
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    And attempted surfing too.
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    (Nice smurf from you Ray :thumbup:)

    Persistent cocky (visiting at home).
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    A Barking Owl at IronFest in Lithgow (west of the Blue Mountains, NSW)
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    Tourists in a row :wink: in Boat Harbour (north of Newcastle).
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    A grateful Brushtail Possum
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    And just a few cicadas last October.
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  8. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    You must have loved the dulcet tones coming all day from the cicadas. ;)

    Those trees almost look like the ones in our back yard, all around 100' tall with the branches/leaves all at the top, will have to find out what they are one day.
     
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  9. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    What was that you said? I'm a little deaf from the noise of the cicadas! :wink:

    I'm not sure the turpentine trees would get to 100' but we cut down a couple of dead ones near the house that were probably 30' (just after last year's devastating fires in the Blue Mountains last year). The photo above was taken near to the ground to just look like they're larger, but would be about the same height (I think). The would splits nicely for our fire now (from last years cut trees).
     
  10. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    We've cut down a few for our fire as well, but the wood tends to burn fairly quickly, as these are fairly fast growing trees.
     
  11. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

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    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Ivor
    About bloody time too mate.

    Now throw another Yahby on the bahbie... :thumbup:

    (how was my accent?)
     
  12. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Ock mahn, it were fein.:biggrin:
     
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  13. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit Photon Mangler

    512
    Dec 10, 2013
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Ivor
    Aye min, it's a sair chav for a half loaf. :biggrin:
     
  14. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    View of back yard at 8:30 am this morning, fog rolling through and still only 1.4C:

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  15. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That's a nice view. Apparently there was fog (mist) forecast for around here this morning but the bed sheets were more comfortable for me to notice. We rarely get it here (at 400m) as it usually sits on the upper Mountains or down on the lowlands (Penrith & Richmond) areas. We would really appreciate some rain though. I'm not looking forward to this summer.
     
  16. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    We're at 270m with a large(ish) dam and small river a few hundred metres away, so fog is pretty common.
     
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  17. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    G'day. Don't come the raw prawn with me! Actually, it's "I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you". :tongue: :wink:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn_CPrCS8gs

    I've tried yabbies & they aren't very impressive at all. King prawns are sooo much better. :smilie:

    :drinks:
     
  18. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Morton Bay Bugs for me any day!
     
  19. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    True, they are nice but I haven't had them in donks!
     
  20. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Me either, they are nearly impossible to get down south. But given the option, I'd have them over, prawns, lobster or just about any other seafood.