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Squid Lips, Candy Cows & Margaret River

Entrance to Lake Cave Western AustraliaMy partner and I spent a lovely 3 nights away recently in Margaret River, at the beautiful Riverside Tourist Park in Willmott Avenue, a stone’s throw away from the Town centre! We left the suburbs of Perth around 11.00 am on Thursday 23rd April and arrived at our new temporary residence 3 hours later.

Margaret_River_Town_MapOur domicile was a small 2 person chalet, number 15, quite close to the Office. The park consists of a great number of different accommodation arrangements, to accommodate singles, couples and families, and includes lovely awesome cottages alongside the Margaret River.

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Of Boats and Birds, of Fremantle & Fishing

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John Steinbeck wrote “Of Mice and Men”, here I am writing of “boats and birds” and of “Fremantle and Fishing”.   The above photo (click to see it larger) was taken by me of a Crested Tern bird at the South Mole (harbour) of Fremantle city, in Western Australia.   A “Mole” in harbour terms is a massive wall built out into the sea to protect a shore or harbour from the force of waves.

Sean and I went fishing there, arriving by 6.00am, Friday 31st January 2014 (the start of Chinese New Year 2014 / 2015 ) because I had looked up the tides and best fishing days on the internet and advised him it was a time of high fish activity, after the “Super Moon.”

Well, Life is funny, because we hardly caught anything, as opposed to when we went last which was on the Public Holiday for Australia Day, Monday 27th January 2014.  He caught about 12 fish then, and you can read   what happened to two of those fish  at my other Blog, Fascinating Animals, if you really want to.

When I say “Life is funny”, of course I mean Life is curious, and it was due to curiosity that having photographed a huge cargo ship coming into Fremantle, see photos below, that I went to the trusty Internet to look up details about it.

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Late Afternoon Mosaic at Fremantle, Western Australia

Fremantle Sunset taken 6.16pm, 7/02/2014 Fremantle Sunset taken 6.16pm, 7/03/2014   

“Tall Ship” at Fremantle taken 6.20pm, 7/02/2014	“Tall Ship” at Fremantle taken 6.20pm, 7/03/2014       

This shot is of a “tall ship” or Leeuwin II Sailboat / Yacht sailing out into the Sunset.  You can  book a three hour tour   on one of these marvelous ships, run by The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, from November until late April.

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Full Moon and Spring or Winter Equinox 2013

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The September Equinox  occurs on 22nd or 23rd September 2013, depending upon where you live.  The Equinox happens when Earth’s poles are the same distance from the Sun.  On this day there are roughly 12 hrs of day and 12 hrs of night.   In the Southern Hemisphere where I live, it is of course called the Spring Equinox as we are in Spring now, heading into Summer.  In the Northern Hemisphere it is called the Autumn Equinox.

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The Pale Blue Dot Again – Professor Brian Cox & the Universe

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Last night my partner and I went to the PCEC   ( Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre )  to hear U.K. Prof. Brian Cox, Particle Physicist, talk about physics and the cosmos.  The talk ran for 3 hours from 8pm to 11pm.  While we loved the talk and the PCEC and the Riverside Theatre where the talk was held, it was a bit of a torture finding parking and leaving the car park later.

We went into the PCEC car park via Mill Street off St Georges Terrace, where there were Traffic lights.  We drove around for a while, not having driven there before, wondering where the heck all the supposed empty car bays were and wondering which way to go.  Then my partner intelligently saw some bays toward the very back of the car park so we headed that way and got a park.  Luckily, we had left our house at 6.45pm for a journey into “town” as we call it (the City) which only takes about 30 minutes, so we had plenty of time for finding parking.

As usual, I was concerned about finding our car once we needed it again (not surprising given my lack of sense of navigation, e.g. once when I was a student at Murdoch University, I could not remember where I had parked in the many car parks there, and I must have spent 45 minutes at least wandering around looking for my car until I found it).  We looked for a number and found an 8 on one of the columns but amongst the confusion (or stress) we did not take note of the fact that there was a car bay number actually on the ground of the car bay.

Anyhow, happily, we found we were directly in line with a big room with glass windows in which there was a “bank” or array of video cameras, of course being part of the security of the Convention Centre.  We followed the sign to the “Lift and Stairs” and went past the Paying Station and up the stairs, or was it down the stairs?

To my surprise, we emerged outdoors but just around the corner from the front of the Centre, so in due time we went into the PCEC and followed the huge letter signs on the walls to the Riverside Theatre.  We went past a couple of Bars – i.e. stalls or counters set up as bars – at which a few people lingered.

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Super Moon- Full Buck Moon on July 22, 2013

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A supermoon is a new or full moon that occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.

This Full Moon is about balancing our commitment to our career and families. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let out. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We need to express them.

The Full Moon illuminates this conflict between roots and direction. With the Moon full symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. It’s time to express ourselves, and to let things out of our systems.

Take time to pray and visualize what you want during this full moon.   Early this morning 23rd July 2013 Western Australian time, I felt a lovely expansiveness.  It was just great, as though I really was a part of the whole or of everything at the molecular level.  It made me feel refreshed and it gave me alot of peace and comfort.

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