Photo Dropper

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I shall illustrate my posts uncontrollably from now on! I've just installed Photo Dropper, a Wordpress plugin that searches Flickr for any keyword, and offers a range of Creative Commons licensed photos I can use with just a click. They even offer a range of sizes. I've used every size ...

Unicef Photo of the Year by Stephanie Sinclair

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

A 40-year-old man, Mohammad, marries an eleven-year-old girl, Ghulam. He says he's going to send her to school. But the women of the village don't believe him, and judging from the terror on her face, neither does Ghulam. So much for the war on terror freeing girls in Afghanistan. I ...

Migrating Whales

Monday, October 15th, 2007

The humpback whales are heading south. I followed several, from headland to headland, this afternoon. Every couple of minutes they'd breach. I guess that tells other whales where they are. I tell you what, whales don't half move. The two white canoes paddling after them started slowing down after a while. ...

Thousand Layer Wind

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Thousand Layer Wind Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Thousand Layer Wind is a thin-sliced Chinese terrine of pig skin, served with very garlicky-salty sauce at the Yee King in Sussex Street. Brian, Chris and I went to the city last Sunday especially so ...

The Reading Room at the British Museum

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Now THIS is a library. The Reading Room made my jaw drop, and my photos didn't do it justice. This photo does. Sorry, I have no idea who took it.

Yes, and the Tolkien too!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Yes, and the Tolkien too! Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I need more Fantasy and Sci-fi titles. Still single? Does daylight scare you? Do family members talk about you in inaudible whispers while never actually talking directly to you? Do you write dark ...

Mosman Geocaching

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Rosherville Lighthouse Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Lunch At Don Adan's Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Belinda, c.j.b. and I attempted a few geocaches today around Mosman. The lighthouse is Rosherville Lighthouse, where the geocache "Forgotten Lighthouse" ...

Lunar Eclipse August 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Lunar Eclipse August 2007 Originally uploaded by c.j.b. c.j.b's lunar eclipse sequence. Being out of Sydney, he gets to see astronomical events without light pollution.

Eclipse Of The Moon

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Eclipse Of The Moon Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Went down to the beach to watch the total eclipse of the moon over the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, this was the best shot my point and shoot camera could manage. This shot was ...

Path To The Cache

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Path To The Cache Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. While out doing chores, I stopped to check on the Washing Machine geocache for Seizer, who's up in Queensland and can't check it himself. After passing about eight warning signs and three fences, this ...

Pelican

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Pelican Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Took this photo while exploring Winnererremy Bay with Yewenyi. I came back and placed a geocache - Sparkle - not long afterwards. Geocachers love their amenities. When you're caching, you want views, toilets, drinking water and preferably ...

2108 Again

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Silhouette Of Lion Island Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Yewenyi, Belinda, c.j.b. and I walked down from West Head, down Resolute Track, to my geocache 2108 on Sunday. We took lots of photos. Here is Lion Island, from West Head. The sun ...

Miniature Garden

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

minature garden Originally uploaded by yewenyi. While geocaching on Sunday, in Berowra, c.j.b. noticed a tiny garden growing in a tree stump. I've never seen such minute flowering plants. They were only 1cm tall. Edit: They may not be flowering plants but lichens. ...

Mackerel Beach Box Jellyfish

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

West Head Box Jellyfish Originally uploaded by c.j.b. We thought this was a killer tropical jellyfish - in Pittwater, Sydney! We were waiting on Mackerel Beach wharf for the next ferry back, on Sunday, and c.j.b. mentioned he'd seen a strange jellyfish and ...

The State Of My Shoes

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

The State Of My Shoes Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. My hiking boots stayed waterproof today, but they got incredibly sandy.

Boat On The Side

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Boat On The Side Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Taken at Mackerel Beach, in Pittwater, while walking to the 2108 geocache. This is the first time I've experimented with strange camera angles.

Myra

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Myra Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. This is the ferry me, c.j.b., Yewenyi and Fi went to Mackerel Beach on, to check my 2108 geocache. I thought it would be easy, but the tide was coming in and it was difficult to get ...

Feed me!

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Cheeky Chappy Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I was working on my computer, when one of these guys flew up against my window, drawing my attention to the fact there was a whole flock of Rainbow Lorikeets waiting to be fed. I suppose ...

Way To Ruin A Joke

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Strange Sign Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. While the Australians are giggling at a sign in Melbourne warning about 'attack seagulls', and lining up to have their photo taken next to it, unfortunately the British aren't getting the joke. That's because instead of ...

Hanging Branch

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Hanging Branch Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. After Sydney's Big Wet of early June 2007 (a few days of extremely heavy rain, gale force winds and flooding) this tree branch hung from the cables overhead in Newport. Emergency services were in the process ...