Work Road Trip

The last two days of this week I had to go away for work, and I managed to get a couple of reasonable photos on my old camera, as I am still waiting for my new one to arrive.

Moorhen Bathing

Moorhen Bathing

This Moorhen in my backyard was bathing in a puddle on my path.

Still Water Port Huon, Tasmania
Still Water
Port Huon, Tasmania

These boats were taken just 3 minutes up the road.  Now I am not a fan of boat photos, but the water was still as glass and I could not resist the reflections.

Kelvedon Beach,  East Coast, Tasmania
Kelvedon Beach,
East Coast, Tasmania
Kelvedon Beach,  East Coast, Tasmania
Kelvedon Beach,
East Coast, Tasmania

Thursday was a beautiful day to be driving up the East Coast, but unfortunately due to time restrictions I didn’t really have an opportunity to take photos.  These two photos were taken on the roadside.  What you don’t see is the Panaorama photo I thought I had taken!  (The view extends in an arc over 180 degrees at this point).  It was beautiful on a 28 degree day – the sparkle on the water, the distant spume against the land making a little mist that hugged the coastline, and the lone tree, bent against the wind near the tumbledown wall.

A Friend on the Road, Fingal, Tasmania
A Friend on the Road, Fingal, Tasmania

Driving through country near Fingal I stopped to take a picture of a crow (which I didn’t get) and instead took this lovely face peering at the road. I love the shaggy ears.

Ruffled Feathers, Lake Dove, Oatlands, Tasmania
Ruffled Feathers, Lake Dulverton, Oatlands, Tasmania

This little black water bird amongst the Seagulls at lake Dulverton amused me, and the wind ruffling his feathers seemed opportune just after I clicked the button!

Windmill Oatlands, Tasmania
Oatlands, Tasmania

The working windmill at Oatlands.  I love the white sails against the blue sky, and it made a nice sound as it ticked over.

Odd Bird Out, Lake Dove, Oatlands, Tasmania
Odd Bird Out, Lake Dulverton, Oatlands, Tasmania

The black water bird again, love how he has actually merged with the seagull behind.  Lake Dulverton was abounding with birdlife of all kinds.

Hope you enjoyed my little road trip, next time I will allow more time so I can take some proper photos.

12 thoughts on “Work Road Trip

  1. Hugh's Views and News 26/01/2015 / 12:13 am

    Lovely photos, as ever, Claudette. You certainly live in a beautiful part of the world. I love the reflections you captured in your photos of the boats and the moorhen. I like the one you got of the cow as well. Looks like you are having a lovely summer, which I hope you are enjoying.

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    • Claudette 26/01/2015 / 9:27 am

      Thanks Hugh, Glad to see you back again. I think cow faces are interesting – and this one had an extremely sweaty nose because of the heat (although you have to zoom in to see it) – so that was something new I learnt. I used to have a milking cow, so I like to take pics when I see an interesting one.


  2. Hugh's Views and News 26/01/2015 / 10:27 pm

    I agree, Claudette, they really can have such a cute look about them. I’ve taken a few photos of cows and am just waiting for the right challenge to come up on WordPress so I can publish them. So I’m guessing you had really really fresh milk when you had the milking cow?

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    • Claudette 27/01/2015 / 7:05 am

      Yes, straight from the cow and cream, cream so thick you can stand the spoon in it. The cream then made ice-cream. Oh wonderful years. I was much younger then 🙂 I even milked the cow on the morning of my wedding.

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      • Hugh's Views and News 27/01/2015 / 10:53 pm

        Now there’s a great story to tell, Claudette. Please do tell. Milking a cow on the morning of your wedding story, I’m sure, would be a huge hit 🙂

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        • Claudette 28/01/2015 / 7:02 am

          mmm, I’ll think about it Hugh. I’m not really much of a word story teller, perhaps I can work it into a poem.

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