Wednesday, December 11, 2019

What the...

Sometimes you see something and you are compelled to look twice.  This is one such item.  On Monday Penny and I were having lunch at Portland and out of the corner of my eye I saw movement.  It was a truck being lifted vertically to around 70 degrees to empty the contents of the double trailer.  From what I could see the truck drives on to the ramp.  Then it is clamped into position and the rear doors are opened.  Then it is hydraulically lifted until it is at an angle of 70 degrees to empty the contents.  It is then lowered and the truck drives off to get another load.  The truck empty is probably about 30 tons.  Full with wood chips around 100 tons...  Now that is impressive.


Another from our mini break.  This was the scene on the road to the Budj Bim World heritage area (which we couldn't find) :(  It was a great drive through the countryside and we saw some excellent scenery.

Beautiful sunset

Penny and I had a mini break the last couple of days to Port Fairy and surrounds.  This was the view from our accommodation at sunset

On this day - 11th of December

In 2013 Penny and I had a scenic flight over the magnificent Wilpena pound.  If you have the time and are in the area it is well worth the visit.  It is the only place in the southern hemisphere to have a geologic age named after it.