Well as another year is drawing to a close I'm sitting in Howard Springs Quarantine Facility doing my mandatory 2 weeks after another roster at work, It seems like this year has been a never ending cycle of Work and Quarantine, at least I will be home for Christmas this year. What began as a very promising year after the devastating Bushfires of New Year's Eve was completely turned upside down in March with the rise of Corona Virus aka, COVID19. As I flew to work in early March I couldn't help but wonder if I was going to be able to get back home at the end of my swing. As I turned out I have been able to get home after every swing but it has been challenging every time with the changing circumstances and mandatory Quarantine every time. I have managed to get away for a few days with my wife most times home but only for short trips within Western Australia as any interstate travel in impossible with the hard border closure. Early March was the last time I was over in Sambarland and as we drove home across the Nullarbor news was just breaking of a mystery flu like illness in China, who would have thought before the month was out we would be behind a closed border.
I was sitting outside my room in Quarantine this afternoon and filmed a couple of juvenile Blue Faced Honeyeaters to pass the time, when I went to download the video I stumbled on a couple of clips of a Knobby Fallow Buck I filmed the last time I was in Sambarland.
|Campfire in the Gascoigne.|
|Old Masonic Lodge, Cue Western Australia.|
|Big Bell Ghost Town, Western Australia.|
|Swag and a fire, what more do you need?|
|The Tree top walk through the Tingle trees at Walpole|
|The cottage outside.|
|And Inside everything you could need including a Fire. |
|Feeding time for baby birds.|
|Feeding time for hungry Humans, Marron courtesy of Roy.|
| Early morning mist on the Trout Lake.|
An evening thunderstorm at Howard Springs.
The Juvenile Blue Faced Honeyeaters at Howard Springs.