Mostly they will have been taken fairly near to home, but some times, the locations will often be hours away, and inland, from where I live, on the east coast, Australia.
Wyong Shire Council. Now administered by a Community Trust (since 2002), under the Crowns Land Act.
Black Swans, Pelicans and White Egrets were sighted in the distance.
A lot of vegetation over this water-course; I'm sure it wasn't this thick last time I was here.
a pair of Pacific Black Ducks kept their distance
still want to keep walking?
embedded in kikuyu grass and filled with recent rains; not sure it's going anywhere
I heard a noise overhead .... a light plane
site, "once on-board, the plane climbs to around 14,000 feet. The first part of the jump is around 40 seconds of free falling and then another five or so minutes under the canopy of the parachute floating above the coastline." Are you up for it I'm wondering??
the sign said 'Strangling Fig'
This part I found interesting, "like all other figs, strangler figs rely on a tiny wasp to survive. Worldwide, scientists have described more than 600 different kinds of fig wasps. Usually, each is linked to a specific species of fig, although some figs appear to have more than one pollinating wasp.
These tiny insects pollinate figs by crawling into a tiny hole in the base of a special flower, which ultimately becomes a round or oblong fruit. Female wasps often lay eggs inside the fruit, and the young fight their way out after hatching. They then fly off to find other flowering fig. Timing is everything, since the wasps don't live long and the trees often flower unpredictably throughout the year."