Outback Emus

we found emus along the side of the road, they were grazing the dry grass and generally just hanging around. There was a mother with three teenage chicks, a couple of lonely bachelors and a pair. They watched us, ignored us and then started racing us. We stopped to just watch them with the droopy feathers hanging down their torso and back, their strong black beaks and

Australian Workers Heritage Centre, Barcaldine QLD

wandering through this comprehensive coverage of Australian workers through their unions and organisations from the late 1880’s to the turn of the twentieth century.

Red Claw Crab Fishing, Lake Maraboon Emerald Queensland

Spending a couple of hours in the boat and visiting numerous locations, apparently the yabbies favourite habitats are around dead trees and logs in the water, we had caught more than enough to feed all of us for a couple of meals.

Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach

was extremely interesting as the airline struggled for years to survive. Trying to attract customers and win contracts from private and government business.

Ilfracombe Machinery Mile

Locals donated machinery, trucks and farm pumps, engines and tractors, and endeavored to bring to life, by painting and restoring old and unused farm memorabilia. We visited the machinery mile and reminisced about the farm machinery and old trucks

Emus, Outback Queensland Birds – Friday Photo of the Day

Emus Running along the side of the road as we travelled past them, almost as though they were trying to race us

Jabiru, Friday, Photo of the Day – Birds

A beautiful Jabiru, a black-necked stork, a tall wading bird. Spotted on our Yellow Waters Sunset Wildlife Cruise, Kakadu National Park, NT

Ringtail Possum Tuesday, photo of the Day – Wildlife

Shy at first, the possum started to move down, he hesitated, then with a little bit of coaxing from a piece of apple he gradually made his way to ground, scooped up his treasure and scampered off into another tree to enjoy his prize.

Lagoon Creek, Barcaldine wetlands and wildlife

A creek without water. Wetlands without water. Barcaldine is in the middle of an extended drought. The wetlands have been formed by building a small dam over Lagoon Creek.