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GuySmiley started the topic in Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020 at 6:11pm

In semi lockdown I'm finally sorting through a lifetime of photos and inspired by what Craig and Andy recently posted I thought why not.
We travel a fair bit and there has to be some crackers in the vaults.
Good if we follow the Swellnet tradition of not naming or being too obvious.

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garyg1412 commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 9:44am

A bit of "Easter" on the "Island" maybe??

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Craig commented Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020 at 9:46am

Solid tree there Shorey, and ah yes I see Gary!

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 12 Jul 2020 at 6:45pm

Today I went somewhere that I haven't been in a long while. Here's a few keepers from what was a pretty magic day.
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Craig commented Sunday, 12 Jul 2020 at 8:13pm

Beautiful, and a cracker day with storms to end it as well!

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 12 Jul 2020 at 8:44pm

Yes, cracker storm tonight here too!
I was thinking today how much it felt like the 'calm before the storm' vibe.

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eat-your-vegies commented Monday, 13 Jul 2020 at 8:03am

An old haunt.

Thnx

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chin commented Monday, 13 Jul 2020 at 10:48am

Hey West of, nice pics. Snap!



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Westofthelake commented Monday, 13 Jul 2020 at 1:00pm

Good stuff Chinny

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garyg1412 commented Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020 at 10:15am

Same area a while back with a cracker storm front

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blowfly commented Friday, 17 Jul 2020 at 2:09pm

Old mate droppd into the harbour this morning for a feed.
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Craig commented Monday, 20 Jul 2020 at 2:18pm

Healthy seal blowfly!

Cracker rise in solitude yesty..

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zenagain commented Monday, 20 Jul 2020 at 3:13pm

Solitude?

Looks beautiful.

Have to go there one day.

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Craig commented Monday, 20 Jul 2020 at 3:16pm

Go by yourself..

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 20 Jul 2020 at 3:28pm

Been a few magic sunrise and sunsets recently.
This recent swell has done wonders for the banks. I was expecting a huge in-shore-parallel gutter but found the opposite this morning. (You know where Craig :)
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Craig commented Monday, 20 Jul 2020 at 3:32pm

On da! Mates scored on the weekend...

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surfstarved commented Monday, 20 Jul 2020 at 3:56pm

Rubs hands together with glee (hoping that wetsuit repair kit arrives before Thursday)...

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 11:58am

Sunset across Port Phillip Bay just before stage 4

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Craig commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 7:56pm

Winter weekends..

 

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 11:43am

Darn nice Craig from someone in stage 4 lockdown :(

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garyg1412 commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 12:37pm

Who needs the tropics Craig when you have water colours like that and little drainers to boot.

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Craig commented Monday, 17 Aug 2020 at 4:48pm

Saturday evening above my mate's family farm..

 

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 17 Aug 2020 at 5:22pm

Nice one Craig

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Craig commented Monday, 17 Aug 2020 at 7:31pm

Thanks, got a few scratches and ticks getting to that vantage point.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 17 Aug 2020 at 11:29pm

Ticks? Heard of Lyme disease Craig, it’s horrific. Although locally acquired cases aren’t really proven if you come across ticks often it might be worth getting a kit.

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simba commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 6:26am

Also Craig besides lymes disease their is this.....ive had it and was hospitalised for 4 days .......
https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2018/june/queensland-tick-typhus

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Craig commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 6:57am

Yeah, took two tiny ones off within a couple of hours but will keep an eye out for any more that may have still been on me.

When I sat tiny, like 1-2mm.

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blowfly commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 9:48am

The little buggers are in plague proportion down here at the moment. You need a full coat of repellant for a bush walk. I am not sure why, maybe the rain after the drought and a reduction in their usual hosts after the fires.

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 11:02am

You might be on to something their Blowfly re: hosts. Lyme disease is common in the northern hemisphere and especially in the US with the host being wild deer. While locally acquired cases aren't proven as a life long bush walker I am increasingly seeing feral deer when walking e.g. Gariwerd is full of them.

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GreenJam commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 2:25pm

Here, here guys -be wary of the ticks, mongrel things. I'm convinced some form of 'lyme' or a related disease is here in Aus. I've been plagued by poor health, all sorts of weird symptoms, since getting hammered numerous times 20 odd years ago in the northern rivers region. Later discovered I had Q-Fever antibodies, so likely that was picked up from them at the least.
And thanks for the link Simba - that is very interesting. Hope you are doing well after that and not having long-term lingering effects

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mowgli commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 3:37pm

We've found a few ticks on our dog lately. But strangely some juvenile ticks (there's a stage where they look just like adults, but really small) AND some adult ticks as well. This is unusual. The fully formed adults don't show up until mid-late spring once the warmer weather hits. We've had a few very warm days up here this "winter". I suspect that has fast-tracked the lifecycle for a few. Time to get the slasher in as the grass is a bit high and gives them plenty to hold onto and a nice cool spot to do it. Probably wise too with fire season coming...

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 at 6:55pm

Not my photo but worth a share.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 7:29am

The snow finally arrived. Saturday was as good as Aussie powder gets, light as, cold and free refills all day.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 8:39am

guthega?

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Craig commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 8:43am

Yep, best low hanging fruit for storm riding.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 8:45am

totally.
so many good tree runs.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 8:45am

Yew! Faceys.

Nice.

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Craig commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 1:50pm

Dropping in out west, photo by my mate Blake..

And sunset..

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 1:55pm

Incredible, Craig.

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zenagain commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 2:13pm

Epic.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 2:17pm

Bugger from lockdown MP :)

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Craig commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 2:21pm

Yeah sorry Vicco peeps (GS), though at least the nice pictures hopefully bring some joy and light :)

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 2:28pm

All good Craig keep posting but needless to say I’m busting my chops right now to get a surf or a big bush walk in.

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Craig commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 2:34pm

Yep, great motivation eh. The froth to get out and about and enjoy the simple things must be palpable.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 2:53pm

Sure is Craig but rightly I'll not be alone when the restrictions are lifted, going to take along time for it all to wash through :(

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Craig commented Monday, 14 Sep 2020 at 7:47pm

I've always wanted to find and visit this hut, luckily I spotted it on the weekend.

Hints of Norway..

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zenagain commented Monday, 14 Sep 2020 at 8:53pm

Wicked.

Is that like a hikers hut that anyone can stay in like we have here?

how does the ground stay snow free?

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Craig commented Monday, 14 Sep 2020 at 9:09pm

Nah emergency hut to capture people possibly coming down from Kosi and seeking shelter but to stop them going deeper into the wilderness.

Can use during the day but not stay there overnight.

And the snow's melted because the hut gets warmer than the snow through the day.

Classic heat island effect. 

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 14 Sep 2020 at 9:52pm

Darn - super crisp air, the crack of snow under foot, big skies and horizons, tired bodies and the expectation of the best tasting coffee at the first cafe on the drive home. Keep them Craig mighty fine work.

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I focus commented Monday, 14 Sep 2020 at 11:09pm

Thanks for the photos Craig you take a cracking frame, living in WA I forget that part of Australia exists looking at your photos I do start dreaming..

Cheers

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Craig commented Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020 at 7:18am

Thanks I focus, yeah Australia really is the land of contrasts!

And GS, totally, that big feast and beer/coffee post adventures like this is the icing on the cake.