Boundary between the normal and paranormal


It may not look like a boundary, but it is. On my side the normal, on the other side the paranormal.


North Kapunda Hotel is supposed to be one of the most haunted places in Australia. There are evening ghost tours through the PUB and around Kapunda and it is certainly well worth to join one of these tours. On the top floor there are 2 ghosts that frequently interact with the normal world, a little girl and a grumpy old man. Alas, we did not encounter any of the ghosts on the evening I was there. It was pretty creepy in many places though.


Two Tier Doors


Wool would have been winched up for storage through these doors. It’s a bit difficult to see the winch since it’s not there anymore. However, there’s a socket for the winch above the top door (and where else would it have been…). The winch would have been a wooden beam with a simple pulley by the looks of other examples in the neighbourhood.

In Port Adelaide, this wool store is one of many, none of which serves its original purpose these days. As far as I could see anyway.

My contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors.

Bush fire

The recent bush fire close to Adelaide, South Australia, was not as devastating as it could have been. There was some properties that went up in smoke though.

bush fire 1

Not even 100 meters from this house, there were properties that came through without damage. Not without heroic efforts from fire services though.

bush fire 2

Not a bad reward for the effort that must have gone into saving these houses. See the burnt out trees in the background?

Paddle Steamer ‘Oscar W’

My blog posts lately seem to be in response to WordPress weekly photo challenges only. No real change this week, except that I’ve been out and about with my camera this week-end, in spite of daily highs of 40C. Perhaps not very active, but never the less. OK, so here we go, the challenge was rule of thirds. I was in Goolwa on the South Australian cost enjoying a boating festival. Apart from various smaller vessels, some paddle steamers were also there. Magnificent boats they are.


Trying to hold on to the gangway.


Paddle Steamer ‘Oscar W’, gliding towards the quay


Sailor on ‘Oscar W’


As old as time itself


Central Australia, Ayers Rock at sunrise. This scene has been seen by humans for more than 10 millennia and before that it’s existed since the dawn of time. An enduring scene if there ever was one.

For this week’s WP challenge, endurace.

Let it rust


To a modern day townie, these implements (not to mention the intended application) makes one a bit queasy. We’re well removed from the reality of raising livestock and I’m not too unhappy about it. Let these implements continue to gather rust…