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Trip Photos - Nullarbor and Maralinga pt1 [Oct. 12th, 2007|01:20 pm]
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Wild camels, Tooey the dog, and Caveman!


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In the plane on the way to Maralinga. What I love about this shot is simply that from the air, the vegetation on the ground looks a lot like lichen on stone. It's funny how patterns appear to replicate themselves at different scales.


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A willy-willy as seen from the air.


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I drive the Nullarbor because, amongst other things, it gives me a feel for the country and how big it is. But I have to say, flying over it in a light plane gives a really, really good feel for how amazing vast Australia is. It's increased tenfold my desire to walk across a large chunk of the outback.


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The airbase at Maralinga.


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Rodney the pilot (and Doctor Who fan), posing with one of the vehicles used in the clean-up. Check out the door! From memory, the inside of the vehicle was pressurised to help stop contaminated dust from getting in.


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I know what these are, but do you?
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[User Picture]From: strangedave
2007-10-12 03:55 am (UTC)
That last one is seriously awesome, it has such an SF feel.
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2007-10-12 03:55 am (UTC)
prototype daleks of course!

Nice photos again, always look forward to these posts!
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[User Picture]From: rendragon
2007-10-12 05:02 am (UTC)
So what are they? You can't leave us hanging like this! :)
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From: bigevilogre
2007-10-12 07:41 am (UTC)
My guess is they're beacons *on the last pic*
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-10-12 10:07 am (UTC)
Yep, battery operated landing strip lights :)
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[User Picture]From: stephbg
2007-10-12 11:10 am (UTC)
That what they'd *like* you to think, sure.
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[User Picture]From: hibikiryouga
2007-10-12 07:48 am (UTC)
Landing strip lights?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-10-12 10:07 am (UTC)
Spot on!
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