Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dust Storm Smothers Brisbane

Here's a few shots from a dust storm that has just blown in from central Australia

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

2500km Round Trip

A few months ago I had an opportunity to go on a solo road trip to the Big Smoke. I got to mix with industry folk for a number of days, before heading out to Mulgoa and further West to reconnect with family and friends. Here's a selection of images from that 2500km round trip.

Quiet Street in Mulgoa

Mount Schoenstatt - Mulgoa

The Schoenstatt Shrine is a place of grace & pilgrimage nestled in the hills overlooking the little township of Mulgoa. Schoenstatt means 'beautiful place' and it is here that people from all walks of life, find moments of peace and tranquility on their journey through life.

Inside the tiny shrine

Warragamba Dam

Located about 65 kilometres west of Sydney in a narrow gorge on the Warragamba River, Warragamba Dam is one of the largest domestic water supply dams in the world.

Water is collected from the catchments of the Wollondilly and Coxs River systems covering an area of 9,050 square kilometres to form Lake Burragorang and Warragamba Dam.

Lake Burragorang is the largest urban water supply in Australia, containing four times the volume of water of Sydney Harbour. It accounts for about 80 per cent of the water supply for nearly four million people in the Sydney region.

The quaint Blue Mountains village of Leura

The 3 Sisters - Katoomba

Govett's Leap - Blackheath

Hartley Historic Village

The village was one of the first settlements west of the Blue Mountains and reflects the simple needs and the way of life of the mid 1800's. There are three old inns, two churches and private homes still remaining. The Court House was the scene of hundreds of trials of convicts in the early days and is now open as a museum, brought to life with tape recordings based on actual trials.

Betty & my old mate Stan

Strange cows in Peel

Sunset over Wattle Flat