Friday, February 23, 2018

Cure for sore throat


Female colleague 1: Hi. It seems you are not well today ...
Female colleague 2: Yes. I have a sore throat. It seems that I will get ill ...
Female colleague 1: I know a very good medicine for your throat. Each time I have a sore throat I blow my husband and the next day I am great.
Female colleague 2: Hhmmm... Ok...


The following day

Female colleague 1: Hi. Are you better today?
Female colleague 2: I'm fine. Your idea was great. Your husband couldn't believe it was your idea !

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Open 7 Days


Open 7 Days
Shop Hours
Open: When we're here !
Closed: When we ain't !

Photographer: Giuseppe Lucius A. Coletti   2018 Feb

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Climbing up a mountain


Almost done !
Almost !!
Oh yes !
Oh shit !
Actually, life is like that too  :-(

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tweedledee Tweedledum


2018-01-26:  I was at Blacktown Showground, NSW, Australia, visiting "Alice in Wonderland" sand sculpture exhibition.

Here is Tweedledee Tweedledum.



Then, along came this pair of twin girls ... so cute !


They match up well with the theme of Tweedledee and Tweedledum !
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Passwords are like underpants !


Treat your passwords like your underpants
    - Change them often
    - ! Don't leave them lying around
    - Don't share them

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Merry Xmas !


Merry Xmas !

Australian Christmas Santa is made of sand on the beach  :-)

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Running away


I don't know about you, but I've thought about running away more as an adult than I ever did as a child.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Climbing mountains


Size of the hill your friend made you walk up on their hike ... larger than Earth and Jupiter !
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Friday, December 8, 2017

H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O


H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O  (on blackboard)

Student to teacher: "I thought you said the chemical composition for water was H to O."

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Old age shown up in joints


Old age used to be in my head.  Now it's in my joints too.

Hhmmm ... Wait a minute ... Shouldn't it be the other way around? ...
    ... Old age used to be in my joints.  Now it's in my head too   :-)

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lettuce died for vegetarian


This lettuce died
... just so you could be a vegetarian !
Have a heart, eat a rock.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Totem Pole, Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia


The Totem Pole  is a stand-alone rock/earth pillar, about 6 meters high.

- Location:
       • In a remote area of the Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia
       • 16.5 km (as the crow flies) east-south-east of the small village of Newnes
       • 50 meters from the south bank of Wolgan River
       • Grid Ref: 576 199
       • UTM: 56H  0257639  6319973
       • Coordinate: -33.23204 150.3991

- Somehow, the pillar is made of material strongly bound together and resistant to weather erosion ... but how what why and when?  It is also protected somewhat by a capstone on its top, but that doesn't explain its continued existence.

- The capstone itself looks like a loose hat. Why hasn't it been blown away already ?

- Standing on a steep slope, the Totem Pole is also gravity-defying. You really have to wonder why it hasn't toppled over already !

- Our party who visited the Totem Pole today: 3 mad masochists - Neilson, Jimmy and I

- Detailed trip report, including our GPS tracklog files:
Click on this link: http://mntviews.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/totem-pole-wollemi-nat-pk-nsw-australia.html

- Distance and time of the route we took from Newnes to the Totem Pole:
       • On firetrail: 17 km;  4 hrs 30 mins
       • On a disused road/track, some sections indistinct: 1.5 km;  40 mins
       • Scrub bashing: 6 km;  4 hrs
       • One-way total: 25 km;  9 hrs

- The return leg: It took us much longer, 11 hrs 40 minutes, slowed down by Neilson who developed leg & foot injuries.

- Total: 50 km;  21 hrs ... ALL IN ONE DAY !


Question

Is it worthwhile to walk 21 hrs just to see the Totem Pole ?
If you have to ask the question, you wouldn't understand the answer !

Actually 3 women also started the trip with us; but they quit much earlier.  Maybe they knew the answer  :-)


Some pictures - taken in 2017 October

Neilson and I at the south bank of Wolgan River with the Totem Pole half way up the slope
The above picture doesn't show it ... the slope around this part of the river bank is very steep.


Neilson has climbed up to near the base of the Totem Pole. From the pic, you can sort of get an idea of the steepness of the slope.


Jimmy beside the Totem Pole


Somehow, the pillar is made of material strongly bound together and resistant to erosion ... but how what why and when?  It is also protected somewhat by a capstone on its top, but that doesn't explain its continued existence. Standing on a steep slope, it is also gravity-defying. You really have to wonder why it hasn't toppled over already !

Just as well the Totem Pole is not easily accessible. Else all the climbing on the steep slope by visitors would cause enough soil erosion to soon send it tumbling down to the Wolgan River below.


Detailed trip report

A detailed trip report with our GPS tracklog files and more photos are in this link:
http://mntviews.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/totem-pole-wollemi-nat-pk-nsw-australia.html


Post Script

The Totem Pole is an example of a Hoodoo ... refer to this link in Wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodoo_(geology)

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