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PostThu Jul 20, 2017 11:06 pm

After I purchased a small television camera a little time back, I tested it out by taking "snapshots" as I toured about the countryside here in the State of Victoria (Oz). Having nothing better to do, I edited some of the results in a "tribute" to James FitzPatrick and his "Travel Talks" - although if he were still around, I'm sure he would punch me in the nose.

Anyway, for what it is worth, here it is. It may bring along a slight smirk.
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PostThu Jul 20, 2017 11:25 pm

Booking my airfare right now!

That was fun, thanks.
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PostFri Jul 21, 2017 5:41 am

Where's your moustache, Donald?

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PostFri Jul 21, 2017 5:44 am

Jim Roots wrote:Where's your moustache, Donald?

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He lent it to Bart.

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PostFri Jul 21, 2017 6:41 am

Well done!
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PostFri Jul 21, 2017 7:56 am

Same question as Roots, but I enjoyed it just the same. Clever! I've been there on wine jaunts in the past and enjoyed it immensely. One of these days I'll take my wife, but right now she's reticent because she has this thing about big spiders and snakes of any sort, and your area does have a certain reputation - one which I have encountered first-hand... I'll wait until we're both slightly touched with dementia - as if we weren't already - and then we'll come - if I can remember to do so...
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PostFri Jul 21, 2017 12:36 pm

Fun!

(The v.o.'s a bit low, though?)

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PostFri Jul 21, 2017 2:33 pm

Fans of travelogues may also enjoy this one... See if you can guess who did the voice-over? (Hint: He's not a member here.)

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PostFri Jul 21, 2017 3:48 pm

Thanks all for the kind comments.

Mike: I am sure the folks at Camperdown will put another "shrimp on the Barby for you"

Jim: The photo of me was taken before fungus started growing on my upper lip.

Bob: Bart says he has enough hair of his own.

Michael: I have only seen one snake in my property in nearly 70 years. Mostly they are at the Zoo. :D

Craig: Unfortunately the budget didn't go all the way to allow for a sound engineer. :D

Spicy: Thanks for "Away from it All". I loved how it started with the normal flowery commentary and then got more neurotic as it went on. Was that John Cleese? Sounds like the thing he would go in for.

I think the whole point of the exercise was answering the question - I have this length of film, what will I do with it? Of course I answered it with a perverted sense of humour. :D
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PostSat Jul 22, 2017 2:18 am

Donald Binks wrote:Spicy: Thanks for "Away from it All". I loved how it started with the normal flowery commentary and then got more neurotic as it went on. Was that John Cleese? Sounds like the thing he would go in for.
It was him, yes.
I am only medium spicy, you know.
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PostSat Jul 22, 2017 2:34 am

Spiny Norman wrote:
Donald Binks wrote:Spicy: Thanks for "Away from it All". I loved how it started with the normal flowery commentary and then got more neurotic as it went on. Was that John Cleese? Sounds like the thing he would go in for.
It was him, yes.
I am only medium spicy, you know.


Sorry about that old thing, this computer seems to trot out incorrect letters - different from what I am thinking. Infernal machine!
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PostSun Jul 23, 2017 5:08 am

Very clever narration and production! Great music too!

Was looking for the local cinema in the town shots....didn't know much about Australia, but know more now.

Cute little dog!

Good work, Don!
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PostSun Jul 23, 2017 9:01 am

Great job Donald! Loved it!

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PostSun Jul 23, 2017 4:01 pm

Thanks guys! :D
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PostSun Jul 23, 2017 4:40 pm

A travelog on AUstralia... ...and without kanguroos ???

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Just kidding... :mrgreen:
Interesting work.
Keep thinking...

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PostSun Jul 23, 2017 4:53 pm

All Darc wrote:A travelog on AUstralia... ...and without kanguroos ???
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Just kidding...
Interesting work.


Contrary to popular opinion, no we don't have kangaroos hopping down main streets, koalas in our back yards or snakes in the dunny (W.C.). Most of Oz is just plain "normal". :D
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PostSun Jul 23, 2017 5:10 pm

Donald Binks wrote:
All Darc wrote:A travelog on AUstralia... ...and without kanguroos ???
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Just kidding...
Interesting work.


Contrary to popular opinion, no we don't have kangaroos hopping down main streets, koalas in our back yards or snakes in the dunny (W.C.). Most of Oz is just plain "normal". :D


How disappointing!

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PostSun Jul 23, 2017 5:22 pm

boblipton wrote:
Donald Binks wrote:
All Darc wrote:A travelog on AUstralia... ...and without kanguroos ???
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Just kidding...
Interesting work.


Contrary to popular opinion, no we don't have kangaroos hopping down main streets, koalas in our back yards or snakes in the dunny (W.C.). Most of Oz is just plain "normal". :D


How disappointing!

Bob


Should you drop in Uncle Bob, I could probably find you a Huntsman spider (probably one on the ceiling waiting for flies as I speak) - or I could show you a galah or two (no I am not referring to my next door neighbours!).
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PostMon Jul 24, 2017 5:27 am

Bob and All Darc, you need to go to wine country - Coonawarra especially. But I will say this: on my last trip over I flew into Sydney, then took a van with six other guys down to Melbourne, and on the way we saw koalas in red gum trees in two different places - in one place a koala fell out of the tree from a great height - a sight, so I was told, that is not as uncommon as you'd think. As far as kangaroos are concerned, there were plenty of them in the Coonawarra district, some of which were a tad too close for comfort. The little buggers aren't necessarily the safest pets in the field. You don't go near them. I was also in sheep and cattle country. The owner of the winery I was visiting in particular had 30,000 head of cattle (many of which he was thinning due to horrific drought!) and as many or more sheep.

Donald, it's quite a place in some places. I must admit I've only been to one of the cities for all intents and purposes, and that was Melbourne. Have driven around Sydney without going into it. Spent a good amount of time in its airport. Have driven through and near Adelaide. I spent most of my time driving or flying to wineries in what I would call 'the country', miles from cities per se. A 'winery' in Australia is nothing like in California or New York. A 'winery' may be a fifty hectares in one area; then one flies fifty to a hundred miles to the next one hundred acres or 75 hectares, or whatever, of the same winery! Oh, and plenty of spiders and snakes, too. I particularly remember the two kinds of brown snakes and the tiger snake, the latter of which was everywhere in the wine area I visited. They're such pleasant company - NOT...

Have always enjoyed my visits there!
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PostMon Jul 24, 2017 11:09 am

Donald Binks wrote:
All Darc wrote:A travelog on AUstralia... ...and without kanguroos ???
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Just kidding...
Interesting work.


Contrary to popular opinion, no we don't have kangaroos hopping down main streets, koalas in our back yards or snakes in the dunny (W.C.). Most of Oz is just plain "normal". :D


Really?


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