Station Stay Part 2

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These are some more from our Station Stay…staying on an outback station is such a unique experience and a real in site is to the lives of Dinky Di Australians. The hospitality of the bush is legendary and this station is no exception, the people are amazing and so welcoming. We had a great time and hope to return again sometime.

Gold mine

An old shaft to an early gold mine



Namma Hole with a rock protecting it from animals

Namma Hole with a rock protecting it from animals

Namma Hole

These were holes Aboriginls made in the rock to store water

Reedy Mine

Blue Lake at Reedy Mine

Purple flower

Blooms in the desert




































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Station Stay

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We had the privilege of staying on a station in the North West of Western Australia, here are some photos. Australia was built on the traditions of the land and this gives you an insight into what it was like and what it is still like for those who have the fortitude and stamina to live in the vast outback of this great country.

This says it all

This says it all


The beautiful clear blue sky of the outback

you have to be tough to survive out here


Rock formations

Unusual formations


Eagles Nest

Eagles nest built in the fork of a tree.


A window to the junk yard

Old yet not quite thrown away, the junk yard!

The breakaways

Outback WA

This is an area called the Breakaways

Around the campfire

A sing along with Dave.

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Caves in the granite

Perth, first stop in Busselton to Darwin trip 2013

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War memorial Perth

War memorial Perth

Perth is a beautiful city set on the banks of the swan river. Ferries take people back and forth Accross the river or freeways allow you to drive across. Kings park is an iconic park in the heart of the city where you can spend a whole day exploring.

Kings park 1

Perth skyline from Kings Park

Eagle, bird of prey

Eagle with a fresh kill

Don’t let what happened to me happen to you.

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We are on the road again and headed for Darwin. I want to share a story with you that will hopefully save you from what happened to me.

surfer in Kalbarri

Surfer riding a wave at jacques point in Kalbarri

Will you ever be able to capture that image again, no, because nothing stays the same.

I have been backing up all my files, to an offsite drive, an onsite drive and to the cloud, I use Just Cloud.

Having been confident that all was successfully backed up we headed off. When I plugged in my external drove although there were all the folders on there they were all empty!!!

Oh no, I had seen the folders and assumed all the files had transferred successfully….NEVER assume anything!

Not to worry, I have a backup in the cloud, well I thought I did.

All my documents and other files were there, but no pictures, as a photographer this is the most important part. What had gone wrong. I tried uploading some new stuff to the cloud and discovered what had happened, you can only upload a certain size, so it had skipped all the larger files, 99% of my pictures, and still said the backup was complete. I have since found out, you can upload larger files, you just have to do it through drag and drop or manual backup.

If we had have had a fire or theft, this could have been a total disaster, however fortunately for me I do have another backup at home and one offsite.

It made me realize that no matter how much we backup we always need to double check that it has done so successfully.

If you don’t have a proper backup system, then you are in an even worse position.

I had previously tried to set up a backup system, but it always became too difficult to maintain. I have recently purchased an e-book that is a fantastic, easy to implement and maintain backup system. I am careful in what I recommend because I have been caught before, but this is worth every cent. It has enabled me to continue on our holiday knowing that all is still okay.

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Ebook to show you step bu step how to backup

You can follow our journey to Darwin on the “video-blog” tab. We will be detouring from Tasmainia to capture this trip as it happens (and because I now don’t have the images with me to continue in Tasmania) and when we return home we will resume our trip in Tasmania.