Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mexicans (South of the Border)



Took a quick trip on Friday, south of the border, to pick up some livestock. Was exciting, not, much rain and water. 1800 ks later arrived home Saturday night with the livestock in top condition and am a little not into driving in rain and fog and dark, especially when only have Google Earth to guide me which the ole girl did very well.

I loved the well signed and lighted roads and the professional courteous drivers around Newcastle and Sydney....



I could not believe my eyes with these huge mountainous heaps of residue from the coal mining ....I would look out on a glorious bucolic rural scene and lift my eyes in another direction and see these huge heaps bespoiling the landscape. The cities must have their power. It was raining but I am sure could smell the coal dust and see the hovering emissions from the smoke stacks, the answer.....I will not say as will be tarred and feathered....



Power lines which which are breeding all over Australia.




Went down this twisty piece of blacktop from Singleton to bypass the heavy traffic in downtown Sydney and the trees, creek was breathtaking when I lifted my eyes from the white line and peered through the downpours....I think this is the route that Wentworth and company did not negotiate..he he I wish I could have stopped in on of the few spots where could park a car, let alone my rig, and explore the beautiful creek running beside the road and take some photographs but the signs "Do not stop, rocks fall on heads or something along those lines". Oh yes I arrived on the hill overlooking Singleton after passing lit up scenes reminiscent of a science fiction eg Battlefield Earth, with some hours of dark still existing and caught a nap at a truck stop and thought will get an early start in the morning and perhaps light traffic...woke to a constant line of lights streaming up the hill...duh mine workers start early.





Arrived at Burke's backyard to pick up a paint stallion for a friend....a well run establishment and a pleasure to visit, professional and courteous staff which is appreciated in this got to be somewhere else world.


Heading home Tamworth in the distance, the only glimmer of sunlight over the two day trip.



Back into the wet a little south of Glen Innes. I wished I had not been trying to beat the darkness and had time to photograph the roaring creeks and gullies, quite a sight.

4 Comments:

Blogger Lucy said...

My brain just has a real hard time believing that you are going into fall down there with those beautiful trees. That is so strange in my mind. I gotta check out the hemisphere differences before I die.

May 25, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger yevisha said...

your posts are always so interesting. great photos. glad you got some rain.

May 25, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Lucy,

We live in the Great South Land here and not only are we "down under" but topsy turvey as well.....Crikey Mate this is Ostralia.....Yes you must visit...airfares are at an all time low....from this end anyhow.

May 25, 2009 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Yevisha,

The rain was welcome....we did not get the run off in a lot of other near areas as the dams are still around 10% capacity. Thank you for the kind words

May 25, 2009 at 8:10 PM  

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