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Rainbow Bee Eaters at Bibra Lake

Spring in Western Australia brings back the spectacular bird, the Rainbow Bee Eater. The rainbow bee eaters go north in the cold months, but return when it warms to our Perth region in Western...

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All Day At The Perth Zoo

Normally when we go to the Zoo, we go on a Sunday after church. That usually makes our time at Perth Zoo rushed and we don’t get to see everything we want. This time,...

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Science Can’t Answer Everything

Some people attempt to answer Philosophical questions with Science. Given that Science has had some blunders, even in the recent past, I am not sure why they often speak with the arrogance and authority...

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Sunset at Yellagonga Regional Park

Usually when we want to photograph a sunset, we make a rush to the coast. That coast isn’t called the ‘Sunset Coast’ for nothing, it’s a perfect sunset location. This time however, we decided...

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The Rainy Weekends of Our Lives

And so the weather turns, another rainy weekend. Only it wasn’t just going to be rainy. The Australian Weather Bureau were predicting possible storms, hail, and near hurricane force winds. We packed up the...

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Lesueur National Park

When we stopped at Cervantes, we picked up a brochure for Lesueur National Park and decided to go there. Lesueur National Park covers 26,987 hectares and is recognised for its outstanding conservation, landscape and...

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Southern Beekeepers Nature Reserve

Southern Beekeepers Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 240 kilometres (149 mi) north of Perth. From 1889 until it was officially closed in 1971, a stock route...

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To Cervantes and Lake Thetis

For our next outing, we were going North, to Cervantes and beyond. The year Laura came with me to Australia, we had only driven through Cervantes, and we didn’t see much. I was happy...

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After the Orchid Hunting

After hunting for orchids on Johnston Road, it was time to go home. In spring, our weekends are a lot about Orchid hunting, and it often means we have a long way to go...