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Killarney, Qld — March 2017
Arcadia Valley, Qld — August 2016
Norfolk Island — November 2015
Kilcowera Station, W. Qld — August 2014
CCG Visit to Kilcowera Cattle Station, 2nd – 10th August, 2014 — Organised by Ann Bryan, Events Coordinator
Early in August, fourteen of our intrepid members headed 1000 km west to Kilcowera Station (about 90 km south of Thargomindah). We stayed at the Station’s shearers quarters (very comfortable indeed), and spent the week exploring the property.
The keen bird photographers scurried around intent on capturing every species they could find. The landscape fanciers had a diverse choice of subject from rocky ridges to flat scrub, as well as waterholes, lagoons and dams. The property runs cattle so there were opportunities to get right into the rural lifestyle. For some variety we also encountered rusting vehicle wrecks, the old woolshed, as well as the inevitable water tanks and windmills.
The weather gods smiled on us with fine sunny days and cool clear nights. Our hosts, Toni and Greg Sherwin, were wonderfully hospitable and we thank them for making our trip such a success.
On the return trip, some members detoured via Hungerford on the NSW border and stopped to photograph the Caiwarro Station ruins.
Keven Hyde has compiled a virtual tour video of our trip which was shown at the August competition night. To watch it (on YouTube) go to http://youtu.be/QsU6WfwBx4I
—Jane Weir, Newsletter Editor