Double CreekOriginally uploaded by Purple Giraffe.
This morning I went out early and drove around for a while. Saw SO MANY different things. I started out at the Cromarty Wetlands, which I had detoured to during the week. After taking my car down a couple of dead ends (and testing how far a 2WD car can go off road without actually running into trouble) I saw smoke in the distance which could only mean another cane fire. So I headed that way but saw a derailed cane train. Derailed big time. 300 metres of train with about 50 metres of carriages off the track. And about 10 canegrowers/mill workers standing around scratching their heads. It looked pretty amusing (to me) – at least the carriages were empty. Later I saw a carriage that had tipped over elsewhere – and that WAS full of cane. But it was only one carriage. Anyway. I missed the cane fire but saw sunflower fields and rivers and creeks and beaches and flowers and on and on and on. But I was back home by lunchtime, in order to catch up on the sleep I missed by leaving home so early. By early, I mean before 7:00 am. On a Sunday. When everyone else was sleeping. I wanted to leave at sunrise, but it was Sunday. Anyway, there are heaps of pictures over at Flickr – go over and take a look because some of them are good.