Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Old coalmines - Lallal Vic

We have finally picked up our Rental car and can start making the Australia roads unsafe with our driving. LOL For those of you reading this - we come from Switzerland, where we drive on the right side.... lets hope we remember which side is our
Our rental is a Toyota Kruger. Great car.... especially for those inbetween naps when B. (my husbands) forgets I have shorter legs then him, and get tired while trying to keep up with him all day.. :)

As usual, we decided to go Geocaching, as this is the best way to find spots of interest, that one as a common tourist usually doesn't find. On our first trip we went to visit old Coalmines in a quaint little town called Lallal. This picture does NOT do the steep walk downhill justice. Not sure what was worse, walking down or back up, but I can tell you, my knees are still shaking..
Think I am gonna hurt tomorrow :(

The cache was hidden inside that mine. I think the picture speaks more then words. Please note though, that is NOT MY BACKSIDE..... LOL

I sat guard outside, and entertained myself by taking pictures of hugh horseflies with scary looking eyes. Even though they were constantly landing on me, I was truly lucky not to get bitten, as their bites can be very painful. This one was sitting on my knee when I took the pic :)

This is one of those *I don't know what it's called..* trees, that got caught in a fire. Amazing how these plants recover from the fires.

This thistle was very interesting looking. This is one plant, but has all the stages of growth from green, to flowering, to dried up.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures of todays trip :)


  1. Hallo meine liebe Ann,

    schön mal wieder was von Dir zu lesen und zu sehen. Also das Auto finde ich Klasse, schön groß, ja den würde ich gerne haben wollen, aber nicht als Mietauto ;) aber für Eure Zwecke ist es genau das richtige. Ich hoffe Ihr habt Euch an die rechte Fahrerseite gewöhnt. Schön Fotos hast Du wieder gemacht, bei dem rumpeligen Weg, würde ich aber auch heftige Muskelschmerzen in den Beinen Seid Ihr in der Höhle drinnen gewesen ? Sieht ja abenteuerlich aus und ich hoffe Dein Mann ist aus dem Loch wieder rausgekommen.
    Wenn ich die Bremse gesehen hätte, würde ich weg rennen, ich weiß das es gemein weh tut wenn sie sticht. Sieht aber sehr interessant aus das Insekt.

    So, nun bin ich gespannt auf die nächsten schönen Fotos.

    Viel Spaß noch und
    sei lieb gegrüßt

    Hugs Petra

  2. Oh Woooooow, Ann, these pictures are great, are you sure you wasn't trying to bury your DH, hahahahaha, and that's NOT your backside lol,ooooooooooooh sorry i have to be good to you, i seem to remember someone ttelling me to remind you about a forgotten Koala and the add on, a SKIPPY hahahahaha, have a great time away Ann, keep the pics coming,


  3. Hallo Ann, auch diese Bilder sind toll. Hoffe auch das beat wieder aus dem loch gekommen ist ;o))

  4. The car looks comfortable. And i really enjoy the lovely pictures you shared! Do you know for sure it's not your back ;)

    Hugs karin