Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Gawler Ranges Trip, South Australia

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On Saturday my brother and his wife as well as Malcolm and myself headed off for a trip down memory lane in the Gawler Ranges where we spent quite a bit of our childhood growing up. Other members of the family also had worked in the Gawler Rangers in the past over many years.

As you can see from these images the day was rather damp with rain often obscuring the far distances. This had us wondering if we should have been making this journey because this trip consisted of two nights of roughing it with tents in the bush not far from the road we traveled on.

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I have always had a great love of the colours in the bush and after good rains at an earlier time the area was looking lush and vibrant.

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This catchment to the main dam near the homestead of Siam Station had memories flooding back of the times as a kid laying heshen bags at the edge of the dam to catch frogs and tadpoles.

Strangely enough my siblings and myself never ever had problems looking after our own safety around the many dams that we visited. I believe myself that growing up in isolated areas as children we were very much aware of the responsibilities of our own safety.

There will be many more photos of this trip along with much finer weather as by lunchtime of our first day the cloud started to lift much higher with only the odd scuds of rain that cleared by late afternoon as we made our way North.

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