Ringers learn the ropes.

20130714_170120130714_164820130714_168420130714_1742Over the weekend we all travelled to Noccoundra for the yearly Gymkhana. They held a workshop for the ringers in handling cattle and how to avoid being injured when the cattle charge.They had Brahman weaners who are usually the ones that become aggressive and will often charge.

They enticed the cattle to charge and learnt to step to the side to avoid being hit and learnt not to run as you cant watch the beast from behind.
When they process the cattle in the yards they often have injuries due to the cattle rubbing them up,so hopefully from what they have learnt they will be able to avoid getting hurt.

Yaraka Landscape

20130629_1042I have returned from my well deserved weekend away.

We went to Longreach,(close to 8 hour drive) we stopped for lunch at the Windorah pub,just pulled up across the road from Windorah pub and the local policeman pulled up in front of me and I thought OH NO what have I done or what is wrong with my car???, and he got out and said “who is the photographer?” (as I have it on my car) that’s me…. he wanted to find out about using his camera in manual, so we yarned for half hour.


Whilst in Longreach I went for a 2.5 hour drive to Yaraka, there was a gymkhana on, the landscape was stunning and there was a look out on one of the  mountains and the view was amazing. Im hoping to return for a weekend and camp under the stars and take some pics.