Friday, February 26, 2010

Pony Pooh

Ponies are very curious, and they found a way to look at the house (they cant see over the wooden fence) through the little nookie in the back-yard.

Collecting some Pony Pooh to start off our new compost bin...

Lauren kick-starting the compost with secret formula and a bag of potting mix. Watch out garden, here we come.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cycling in Devonport

This rider actually shows common sense. Riding on the road is OK with a light cycle helmet, but riding on the shared footpath is the dangerous bit. Today for instance I came across a crowd of teenagers from Don College. Shout as you may, a few will see you but look doughy eyed at you but not move out of the way nor make any attempt. I see some move a little out of the way for me and I take my chance. Today a stick carried by a student poked out into my way and I rode over it... On the way home I noticed pulled down ti-trees on the path. Aren't kids wonderful.
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Environmentally Responsible?

Gosh, this is starting to resemble a train enthusiast's site!

I do wonder if these old diesel trains are still economical. This middle locomotive is a D class loco built in 1971. Apparently refitted with a new engine in 2001 and after many engine failures again in 2009 with second hand GM motors... Read al about it <here>.

OK, no more trains for a while.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love those trains

Maybe I was meant to be a train driver, but I love those trains. This one showed up as I cycled across the rails on my way home from work today... I think it is one of the 'new' DQ class locomotives that were purchased in 1998 (click here for more info).
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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Bakers Beach

Oma Connie came to visit me in Tasmania again! I picked her up from Melbourne, from where we took the Spirit of Tasmania to Devonport.

We ran into a Dutch backpacker, Sofie. She ran into us the next day and joined us for the afternoon. These pictures are at Bakers Beach.

More photos <here>...

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