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Runmonty
07-23-2012, 09:17 PM
I wasnít too sure if I would actually post these, but as this is becoming part of a travelogue here is day 3 of our trip. We drove an unbroken 230km to Kings Canyon via the Mereenie Loop, a largely unsealed road through aboriginal lands that requires an entry permit.

The photos are taken by my son through the front windscreen, while I was driving our hired 4x4. Surprisingly we didnít see any kangaroos or emus, but did see wild camels and horses on route. We quite liked the slow down sign in the third pic. (I understand there is supposed to be one the other side of the bend that says "puttum back down" but we didn't see that)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7608528374_0a73a38d2c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7608528374/)
On the road (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7608528374/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7608527854_03b9ab371d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7608527854/)
On the road (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7608527854/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7608528136_460d7dce6f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7608528136/)
Lift Um Foot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7608528136/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7608528600_3e231968d2_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7608528600/)
Kings Canyon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7608528600/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Iguanasan
07-24-2012, 12:47 PM
Cool road pictures, I like that last one quite a bit. I have to ask though, "Lift um foot"? What the heck is that supposed to mean. Is that code for "slow down, curve ahead"?

Runmonty
07-24-2012, 04:16 PM
I have to ask though, "Lift um foot"? What the heck is that supposed to mean. Is that code for "slow down, curve ahead"?

You got it Iggy - slow down. (not all our road signs in Australia are like this). It worked - we slowed down for the photo:). There is supposed to be one the other side of the bend that says "puttum back down" but it must have been "souvenired", or we somehow missed it

asnow
07-24-2012, 06:33 PM
Beautiful scenery. I have to laugh at the "Lift um foot". I really like the repetition of the hills/mountains in the last one.
Thanks for sharing and keep them coming.

Hillbillygirl
07-24-2012, 09:07 PM
Cool set RM. Love that last one. That perspective just takes you right in to those beautiful shade mountains in background. Very nice.

Runmonty
07-29-2012, 09:45 PM
Thanks Guys. Plenty more to come asnow (when I find some time to do some more editing)

chrisflees
07-31-2012, 12:31 AM
very nice the last one I think gives the most perspective although I had to laugh at the one about the foot.

Marko
07-31-2012, 08:24 AM
Lovely set - last one is my fave here.

Runmonty
08-02-2012, 02:31 AM
Thanks Marko & Chrisflees for looking