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Motorhome Travels - June 2014


Wow - this has been a very busy month ... and we have covered more ground than ever!
Cleverville is one of our favorite fishing spots - it never fails to deliver. Our main target is the very tasty tusk fish, as well as being tasty, they are also smart and quite a challenge to spear. As you can see from the photos below, depite some less than ideal weather, we managed to catch a few nice fish and some crayfish.
As Cleverville is the last place we get into the water as we head north (crocs north of here), this fish will have to last us quite some time.

Tracey holds up her nice estery cod and tusk fish. - [Click for a Larger Image]
Tracey holds up her
nice estery cod and
tusk fish.

Tusk fish, coral trout and a tropical crayfish - [Click for a Larger Image]
Tusk fish, coral trout
and a tropical crayfish

Golden Trevelly - [Click for a Larger Image]
Golden Trevelly

Sunset at Cleverville - [Click for a Larger Image]
Sunset at Cleverville

As well as the speargun, the quadcopter also got quite a work-out. The sunsets at Cleverville are amazing.

With freezers well stocked with fish, it was time to head north and into croc country.

My interest in photography seems to come and go. I have purchased a few new bits of gear to help take some photos that I have been thinking about for some time. Photos of star trails are not simple to take and I have never tried before. It requires a moonless night and a lot of planning. The Yule River bridge seemed perfect.

First attempt at star trails - [Click for a Larger Image]
First attempt at star trails

This is a photo of the Yule River bridge at night. The image is the result of combining over 200 exposures taken over about two hours. The red streak is the tail lights from a road train that crossed the bridge during one of those exposures. The trails are of course caused by the earth rotating producing the apparent movement in the stars.

At the DeGrey river crossing the quadcopter seemed to catch the attention of an unhappy kite. It decided that another bird should not be allowed to trespass un-challenged. I decided to back off as I felt the quadcopter may come off second best.

A black kite checks out the invading quadcopter - [Click for a Larger Image]
A black kite checks out the invading

Our next stop was the Telegraph Pool on the Fitzroy River. Huge crocodiles, sea eagles, black kites and brown falcons.... next update very soon.

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