• Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2018:05:06 13:46:07
  • 0.005 s (1/200) (1/200)
  • f/8.0
  • 100
  • 2018:05:01 09:54:31
  • 2.72m
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Shot Notes

The Crows Nest National park campsite is home to a chorus of Kookaburras and up to 13 groups of humans. Each site has its own BBQ fire pit arranged in a circle around a central amenities block. Outside the block is a wood burning water heater called a donkey boiler. It looks like something out of the industrial revolution, however, the prospect of a hot shower in the middle of the bush becomes more attractive each day. I saw it working last weekend, By Sunday afternoon I was the only person left in the park and the boiler was still warm so I restarted the fire (a smokey process which itself creates the need for a shower) Before long it was spitting out a continuous stream of steaming water, a bucket and pulley system allows you to hoist a bag shower above your head for a remarkably cleansing experience.

I am currently in the Blackbutt showgrounds to restock water and electrons before 10 days in the Benarkin State Forest. The forest is unlikely to have phone coverage so the next post will be after 18th May. Following that, I will accelerate my Northerly progression towards the tropics as the mornings have been cold recently (almost single figures).

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