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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 28 Oct, 2020 6:47 pm

Blinman, SA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Wed 28 Oct, 2020 6:56 pm

Just a reminder of the game rules for new players - As Australia is a big place, when you post a picture please give the State the picture is from.

http://bushwalk.com/wiki/index.php?titl ... it_-_Rules
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Wed 28 Oct, 2020 7:07 pm

commando wrote:not listed in ... Google images

Oh yes it is (but eggs beat me to it while I was browsing all sorts of interesting images). This was returned as the first result by dragging-and-dropping commando's photo combined with the search terms "shrubland well outback":

"An old mine shaft in the town of Blinman near the ruggedly beautiful Flinders Ranges in the Australian outback."
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-an-ol ... 34132.html
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby commando » Wed 28 Oct, 2020 7:20 pm

Yep its Blinman bugger alamy

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 28 Oct, 2020 8:17 pm

My mind went to Blinman from the background.
I have seen the old mine somewhat briefly, but that feature was not ringing bells.
But the Alamy shot was very similar.

Staying in SA - the name of the peak - bonus for the track.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 29 Oct, 2020 11:05 am

I found a similar looking view from a slightly different angle, labelled St. Mary's Peak from the outside trail to Tanderra Saddle.
Or I could be totally wrong (again).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Thu 29 Oct, 2020 12:15 pm

If it was from the Tanderra trail the view would be much more side on.
I suspect your photo may have been mislabelled?
But the key item was St Mary's Peak - in this case from the Heysen Trail which runs parallel with the Pound Wall.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 29 Oct, 2020 11:25 pm

eggs wrote:If it was from the Tanderra trail the view would be much more side on.
I suspect your photo may have been mislabelled?
But the key item was St Mary's Peak - in this case from the Heysen Trail which runs parallel with the Pound Wall.

Quite possibly mislabelled eggs, not having been there I couldn't verify but it looked likely enough to take a punt.
Ironically my very first thought on seeing your photo was "Oh, it will be on the Heysen Trail for sure" :lol:.

This may not look like a bushwalking photo but it is, sort of. This location was my finishing point for a day hike of a section of a long distance walking track.
The track crosses the railway line here at a pedestrian level crossing and continues north behind the train.
Waiting for my own train home I was surprised to find all these rail fans with cameras and telephoto lenses waiting eagerly for something.
So I got my own camera out just as locomotive 3642 came around the bend under full steam. NSW, just name the station:
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A re-enactment of the "Newcastle Flyer" express headed by locomotive 3642 travelling south through Cowan Station
Great North Walk, Berowra Valley NP/Ku-ring-gai Chase NP NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 2:22 am

Cowan Station, johnw, Great North Walk.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 8:25 am

ribuck wrote:Cowan Station, johnw, Great North Walk.

Yes ribuck. Well known spot on the GNW, I thought someone would get it quickly.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 7:42 pm

I don't have my photos to hand, so anyone else please take the turn.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby commando » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 10:11 pm

Lets keep the ball rolling.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Sat 31 Oct, 2020 3:57 pm

Gee, that's a hard one. What line was it on?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby commando » Sat 31 Oct, 2020 5:44 pm

Last train 1970...

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I'll meet you at the station
You can be there by four-thirty
'Cause I've made your reservation, don't be slow
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sat 31 Oct, 2020 9:02 pm

commando wrote:Last train 1970...

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I'll meet you at the station
You can be there by four-thirty
'Cause I've made your reservation, don't be slow
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no

'Cause I'm leavin' in the morning
And I must see you again...

Silverton station on the Silverton Tramway, which ran to Cockburn in SA, to facilitate transport of silver ore to the smelters in Port Pirie.
Operated from 1888 to 1970.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby commando » Sat 31 Oct, 2020 9:31 pm

correct
over to you
thanks for the free spin
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12:34 pm

commando wrote:correct
over to you
thanks for the free spin

Love the old railway stuff.
Rustled up another from QLD. Bonus for my summit location:
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On Mt Edwards looking across the Fassifern Valley to the Teviot Range, Moogerah Peaks NP via Boonah QLD
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby commando » Sun 01 Nov, 2020 5:04 pm

Walsh's pyramid
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sun 01 Nov, 2020 5:19 pm

commando wrote:Walsh's pyramid

Much further south, I'm not in the tropics.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 10:25 am

This range is somewhat further away than it looks.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 12:36 pm

Mt Edwards - Moogerah Peaks?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 2:07 pm

eggs wrote:Mt Edwards - Moogerah Peaks?

Good enough eggs. I'm on Mt Edwards, which is one of the Moogerah Peaks.
Looking across the Fassifern Valley to what I think is the Teviot Range.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 3:02 pm

Yes - I thought that is where you were.

This is in SA.
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Looking across the Coorong at Jack Point Observatory shelter
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby commando » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 8:19 pm

Coorongs SA
Jack Point
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 8:23 pm

That's right commando - The Coorong - which is very looooonggg.
This is from Jack Point Observatory shelter - about 15km north from Salt Creek.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby commando » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 10:58 pm

The Coorongs was the place Alby Mangels the TV adventurer took his camels.

Ok where is this swimming pool?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 2:36 am

The water is warm, I stopped for a swim in it during a walk along the river. Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby commando » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 10:34 am

Correct
Down hill walk from Yarrangobilly Caves NSW
I possibly didn't even have to answer that one
Water temp 27 degrees all year round
Algae growth because of the temperature, but would be more inviting if it was cleaned once a year

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 1:32 pm

johnw wrote:The water is warm, I stopped for a swim in it during a walk along the river. Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool.

Same here JohnW, I stopped off there for a nice warm soak after a four day circuit of Long Plain/Cooleman Plain in 2016, brilliantly refreshing despite the algal growth.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 9:57 pm

commando wrote:Algae growth because of the temperature, but would be more inviting if it was cleaned once a year

GregG wrote:
johnw wrote:The water is warm, I stopped for a swim in it during a walk along the river. Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool.

Same here JohnW, I stopped off there for a nice warm soak after a four day circuit of Long Plain/Cooleman Plain in 2016, brilliantly refreshing despite the algal growth.

I must admit I had some reservations at the time but assumed NPWS wouldn't promote it if any health risks, so jumped in. And what doesn't kill you makes you stronger :wink:.

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Foremans Chimney between the Snowy River and Club Lake Creek, Kosciuskzo NP via Charlotte Pass NSW
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