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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Remote camping and fishing adventure
By Tony Iluka ·  · From Pic of the Week
My grandson is a passionate fisher. I guess I got him started on it at a pretty early age but now at age 12 he has surpassed his grandfather's enthusiasm and dare I say skill!  He found he could fish for bass around his local creeks at Nimbin so his weekends are often taken up fishing with his good friend and neighbour.  I mentioned how I had camped at a place called the Clarence Gorge some years ago and that it was a special place for the beauty, remoteness and bass fishing.  We had the most wonderful weekend kayaking, catching and releasing quite a few bass and we camped beside a campfire and took in the majestic scenery of The Gorge.  Published 09 May 2017.  Catherine Hill Bay NSW 2281



Last Brumby standing
By Tony Iluka ·  · From My Back Roads
My family and friends have camped at Sandon River for many years. Sandon River is in the Yuraygir National Park and is a beautiful river about ten kilometres south of Brooms Head along an often rough, potholed dirt road.   The drive is always interesting through low coastal heath.  Sometimes if you don't check the tide chart you might have to boil the billy and wait for the tide to recede off the road before you can get to the campground. We used to frequently see the endangered Coastal Emus on this drive along the road into Brooms Head and out to Sandon.  You see them only occasionally now.
Another iconic resident around Sandon and Brooms Head is a solitary old Brumby affectionately known by the locals as Brumbles.  Back in 2012 the last remaining handful of brumbies were taken off the Park except for Brumbles who must have outwitted them.  He is apparently about 19 years old and cuts a fine but lonely figure amongst the vast low coastal vegetation that is typical here.  Sandon River is a favourite place of ours and seeing the brumby and coastal emus when we visit adds a bit extra to our trips here.     Published 23 Dec 2016.  Brooms Head NSW 2463



MardiGrass 2017
By crcrc ·  · From Pic of the Week
In a tiny town called Nimbin, a festival/rally is held to educate people on the various uses of cannabis and encourage law reform.   Published 09 May 2017.  Nimbin NSW 2480



Bell's Beach
By sumaryb ·  · From Pic of the Week
The sand at Bell's Beach is very coarse compared to other beaches on the surf coast. R I P Bernard 'Midget' Farrelly, Australia's first world surfing champion. 170cm tall and just 66kg he won the very first official championship, in Manly in 1963. 'From 1962 to 1970 he was arguably the best competitive surfer in the world.' (The Encyclopaedia of Surfing.).  Published 16 Aug 2016.  Bells Beach VIC 3228



Resting at Port Douglas
                                   By travelreviewsbykylie ·  · From Pic of the Week                                       Published 10 May 2017.  Port Douglas QLD 4877













Nearing Wilpena
                                                    By honeycut ·  · From Pic of the Week                                                     Published 10 May 2017.  Flinders Ranges SA 5434