Gympie Miscellanea

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Today I’m off to a place called Teewah. I know there is beach there and a small village. I do not know if there is any wireless data connection. I’m guessing not. I’ll be there for four days unless natural disaster intervenes, so I may be off the air for a little while.

I have little idea what is in store for me, but I know it will be different from the normal routine. I filched this image of the area around Teewah from the web:Looks interesting, eh?

Time is running out this morning. I got up late. Now I have to rush a bit, so I’ll be mercifully brief. My last post contained an image of a Bromeliad similar to this one. This shows what the flowers look like when they come out:

Not long before I left Madang there were severe floods over wide areas of Queensland. Here are a few of Val’s images of the disaster:

Many businesses in Gympie were completely submerged. Even now some stores are still being repaired.

This is one of the more fortunate residents:

This is a Galah or Rose-breasted Cockatoo:

The word galah, in Australian usage means a person who is acting in a silly way.

This is a Morris Cowley, one of the most poorly named automobiles in history:

And, while on the subject of poorly named items, this is the Bellygood restaurant:

Okay, I’m out of time.

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6 Responses to “Gympie Miscellanea”

  1. kristy Says:

    Is that a cowbell on the Cowley?

  2. L. Witham Says:

    Those bromeliad flowers reminds me of the beautiful pineapple flowers in my yard I took for my monthly update. Before that I never knew what a bromeliad was, and I never knew pineapples flowered. I too wised up on Google.

  3. MadDog Says:

    Kristy, I don’t see a cowbell, but I see a horn above the spare wheel.

  4. MadDog Says:

    Lori, I never noticed a pineapple flower either. Strange, since they are all around us. I had to Google it.

  5. kristy Says:

    I guess the leather strap at the front reminds me of a cowbell strap! Maybe it is just holding the hood down?

  6. MadDog Says:

    Kristy, I think it’s holding up the hand-starting crank handle.