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  1. A very chilly, windy, and a little rainy spring Tuesday morning. But may as well go to the water's edge and see what i can see. Red necked avocets
  2. Another beautiful spring Thursday in Melbourne town. Doing my 2 hour exercise around Point Gellibrand (Williamstown) and came across this sea lion enjoying the sunshine.
  3. A beautiful spring Wednesday morning. Melbourne city skyline and smooth waters of Hobsons Bay.
  4. Or extrapolation beyond the data. Looking at lines on a graph can be instructive. What they mean and how they should be interpreted is quite another. But as we know with our crystal balls is that the outbreaks in Vic, SA, QLD, and nipped in WA all came from Sydney. That place where Glad is from.
  5. Sorry, I have spent too many years working with data presentation and interpretation. Taking it back to landscape you can see how it stretches out the horizontal (correctly). I think the line that is important is the pink one. This is where they say current outbreak is actually a continuation of the July outbreak. The purple on seems to overestimate the rate of increase.
  6. Taking a graph from a portrait orientation on a phone can provide a very misleading impression. The original presentation in the landscape orientation provided a very different understanding. then we look at the lines and what they represent. The RED Victorian line is for last year’s major outbreak, not this years. The short purple line is the July 2021 outbreak in Victoria. The Pink line the current. Blue line is current NSW.
  7. Friday afternoon and night we have had over 2 inches of rain. Off to the ford I go as the creek swells.
  8. I must have a ‘young’ filter on my camera.
  9. Ah, detective skills on display. Yes it is me. Camera at top of stairs on a tripod. I used an app on my phone to trigger the shots. The bottle is a prop as i haven't been able to drink for about 5 months because of pain meds. My camera club has a set topic for September of "stairs". So i got creative. The next day, I re-set the camera and added a flash. Here is an example (cap hiding the see through hair):
  10. I have a little trouble with driving the 5km. Half of it is underwater.
  11. When I worked up in the East Kimberley, the highways only had 1 lane of bitumen. Oncoming traffic normally put 2 wheels on the gravel to give passing room for each other. caravan drivers did not seem to understand this part of manners. Some were scared of losing control on the gravel, others just … With one lane of bitumen, passing was another issue. Often come across a convoy 3-5 vehicles, about 30 under the speed limit. They were afraid of the great outdoors, so close to each other so no room to pull in part way along. Look for a very long straight stretch, both sets of wheels in the gravel as they yielded no surface.
  12. I went to the extent of my 5km lockdown limit. Found a nice little grey fantail, then looked to the southwest. managed to get back to the car in time.
  13. Vision of the Greene incident. https://www.afl.com.au/video/672030/toby-in-trouble-superstar-giant-makes-contact-with-ump?videoId=672030&modal=true&type=video&publishFrom=1630135875001
  14. Utterly dumb thing to do. Should be weeks. Stoppage in play, Greene had something to say. Then walked in and bumped shoulders with the umpire. Nothing hard, but deliberate. Dumb.
  15. wow! Enormous defensive effort by the Giants in the last 10 minutes. Short last quarter. Hold on to beat Swans by 1 point. Buddy hung the ball out to the right with 2 minutes to go. Such a gettable goal, but… Giants 74: Swans 73.
  16. Interesting report by the Inspector General of Biosecurity. He was asked by the Minister to review The department’s handling of its responsibilities. Seems it does not paint a pretty picture of the Ruby, or for years before. Perhaps why it was released in April, but no one kne about it. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/report-finds-federal-government-failings-ruby-princess-covid-19/100380948
  17. They were probably banned up there by Joh. Some type of pinkie, commie cakes. Flo’s pumpkin scones were the official state dessert.
  18. As kids mum would make most of the cakes, sometimes with her mother chipping in. Both good. However, for some years one of dad’s brother worked in our suburb. He was a pastry chef in a commercial bakery. So we used to get deliveries of all sorts of goodies. His match sticks were to die for.
  19. Best make it clear to the foreign guests… This is not hard crunchy chocolate.. more a liquid chocolate wash. Icing sugar, cocoa powder, water/milk, perhaps some butter.
  20. Saturday I went over to Newport Lakes as part of my 2 hours exercise per day. Still within 5km radius of home. Lovely family of swans floating around with some kids nearby, but not going to close. Unfortunately, some people of unbelievable idiocy decided to take their dogs, off lead, into the nature reserve. On Friday there had been another cygnet.
  21. I guess there will be some interest in the elimination finals — Will Essendon overcome their 6,200 day record?
  22. WEEK ONE FINALS FIXTURE FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 Second qualifying final Port Adelaide v Geelong at Adelaide Oval, 7.20pm ACST SATURDAY, AUGUST 28 Second elimination final Sydney v GWS Giants at University of Tasmania Stadium, 3.20pm AEST Launceston First qualifying final Melbourne v Brisbane at Adelaide Oval, 7pm ACST SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 First elimination final Western Bulldogs v Essendon at University of Tasmania Stadium, 3.20pm AEST Launceston
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