The Drive Home.

One morning I sat on the balcony having coffee

Having breakfast with me were some bees.
Having breakfast with me were some bees.

and had my camera at the ready in case some wild life was to appear for a photo session. There were many lorikeets flying about and bees. I managed to get a nice snap of 2 bees hovering over some flowers and a distant butterfly sunning itself in a leaf. I later drove to town that day and walked along the river. It was about lunch time for the local birds Corellas and Galahs) as

Not sure if this Corella is doing karaoke or a Groucho Marx impersonation.
Not sure if this Corella is doing karaoke or a Groucho Marx impersonation.

they gathered in the trees above me to eat the fruit. I was lucky, I was able to photograph them up close and personal. I was considering were life was heading and what can I do to follow my dream and do what I love. I thought of an idea that would allow me some travel and a way to help people learn about themselves while learning new skills. This had the potential to take me to other countries. [Hmmm sounds like a plan]. It was the end of my break. I was feeling good, I started to relax, finally,  it took about 3 days to happen. I packed the car and started my drive back to Sydney, I was thinking a little about my idea and what I will need to organize. I will need to do some research when I return to Sydney. I was half way home when I notice smoke in the distance, it was a truck fire. I stopped and saw the driver was ok. It was a car carrier and

A Galah having a bite to eat.
A Galah having a bite to eat.

somehow one of the cars caught fire and it started to spread to the other cars. I pulled out my camera and snapped a few shots of the cars as the flames spread, the rubber melted and pops of tyres exploding. When I returned to Sydney a friend suggested I sell the photos. Good idea I had not thought of this. I sold one photo and this paid for my week away. I need to do more of this.

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Port Macquarie.

Flynns Beach at night. Port Macquarie NSW Australia.
Flynns Beach at night. Port Macquarie NSW Australia.

I am ready to go away [sort of], I decided to take lots of things with me (my camera equipment, PC, paints and canvases to mention a few things) so that I can do anything I choose should I feel like doing it. I am driving up so why not make use of the room in the car.

It was a nice day for a drive and there was little traffic which makes the long drive more enjoyable. It is only 4.5 hours north of Sydney and mostly highway all the way. I was trying my phone GPS for the first time in an area which I knew little about. I had a laugh when my GPS could not find the road I was on and it was going in circles. I can’t blame it after all it was a new road and it has not been update to the maps yet. I actually find that using a GPS can be quite fun, I sometimes take wrong turns just it will tell me to turn back or to do a ‘U’ turn.

Ellenborough falls. Near Port Macquarie NSW Australia,
Ellenborough falls. Near Port Macquarie NSW Australia,

I then have the choice to argue with it and go the way I want to anyway. Sort of like driving with your wife in the car I have been told

I had a good time while I was away. I spent one morning at dawn on the beach taking photos of the sunrise and surf crashing onto the rocks. Another night I went to Flynns beach and took photos of the surf by moonlight. Early one morning about 3 am I went for a drive to Ellenborough Falls.  It was a good, part of the road was sealed and the rest was a dirt road. It gave the GPS a nice work out, I never thought about the GPS showing me the corners of the road but it did the job well. I stayed at the falls for half the day taking photos from different positions of the valley. Apparently they are one highest vertical drop falls in the southern hemisphere, [really?], they drop 160 metres. That is an impressive height I guess but pity there is not

Iguazu  falls. On the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Iguazu falls. On the border of Argentina and Brazil.

as much water as Iguazu Falls in Argentina which drops 82 metres, They did not seem that high to me, must be the lack of water, (like the logic of a 10 year old boy, it goes faster because it is red). I climbed down to nearly under the falls to get some nice photos, although it was challenging with the slight breeze and the spray of the water on my lens, I managed a few nice photos.

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