Googong Foreshores (south) - Gelignite Crossing
Googong Foreshores – Gelignite Crossing.
What crossing? This is such a transformation from some years back when I could walk to the other side without getting my shoes wet. Now, Queanbeyan River is full of gushing water. Lucky then that today’s walk plan was not to cross the river at all, but to keep going to Flynn’s Crossing and then just turning back.
Googong Foreshores – London Bridge Arch.Approaching sunset at London Bridge Arch. Probably would have...
Googong Foreshores - forest of white gum trees and orange flowers.The track that goes to Flynn’s Cros...
Bradley's Creek is at the mid-point of Bradley's Creek Walk which is an approx. 14-km return track t...
Googong Dam as seen from the Dam Wall Lookout.
Large parts of Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserve are covered by pine plantation.
Narrabundah College, standing amongst some painted poles in the ground.I went through Year 11 and 12 ...
Narrabundah College near the front entrance.I went through Year 11 and 12 here in the late eighties. ...
View south from a nice lookout on Mt Taylor in the evening, overlooking Kambah and further south in T...
Top of Mount Taylor, offers a great view particularly of Woden Valley.
Sunset as viewed from Red Hill in Canberra, close to Davidson Trig.To catch a sunset from around here...
There are no kangaroos in Austria.
We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!
Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.
The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.
This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!
Text by Steve Smith.