Saturday, August 13, 2016

Outback a snack for the fabulous Ford Territory

video

2015 Ford Territory AWD Diesel

We bin out and about

Mad Max 2 Museum at Silverton

Menindee first town on the Darling River

Sculptures Broken Hill

Swan family swimming from the Darling River to the Murray River

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


The fabulous 2001 AUII Ford Fairlane Sportsman

Friday, June 10, 2016

Looks like the rain is finally starting to clear after about a week of showers.

We are expecting a nice frost in the morning.




 This is our front 'fence'

Looking NE from our deck.  The church is about a mile away.  Picture taken with Canon EOS40D with 300mm lens

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I dug out my old DSLR camera which I haven't used for about a year.

The amount of birds around is what motivated me to get it outa the bottom draw.

Ii is a Canon EOS 40D about 10 years old now, but still plenty of life left in the old girl.

The last time I used it was to see if I can take pictures of the stars. I took a couple of shots, checked them out on the camera's screen, saw that they were hopeless; and packed it away.

This is one of them


As you can see, there is nothing to see 

I loaded it onto the computer where I have Photoshop Elements.  I do recall setting the camera up for the maximum setting - biggest picture and finest detail plus RAW.

The program immediately open PE in RAW mode which hadn't seen before.  It has a number of adjustments that could be made to the image, including an 'auto' button.  I hit that and this is what happened.


Magic eh?

But wait, there's more.

Near the Southern Cross is the Coal Sack nebulae which not many people have seen.  It is visible to the naked eye however not in the cities and towns.

Here is a 3 minutes exposure


You can imagine my delight.  These images are blurred but show the potential by experimenting with camera settings, exposure times and a bit of imagination.

Stay tuned for more stuff as I hone my night picture taking skills.

About 45 years ago I took this picture at Circular Quay.










Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The parrot's mate

A new day and the bird is back, this time with her mate.

I didn't get a very good picture as I had to take it through the glass door ...



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Particularly nasty weather here in Tumut

But at least the birds are still dropping by to say hello.



Sunday, June 5, 2016

2001 Ford Fairlane Sportsman

Fuel consumption is 19.5 l/100kms

Well it is a heavy old car.

So maybe new plugs, new O2 sensor, new leads, throttle body clean; and a service would help


It's bin a bit wet - I've only managed to change the plugs.

Ezy to work on, unlike modern cars.

The plugs show the car is running lean!!!


Oil change tomorrow, hopefully.



Bit wet today

I think we will get this weather for a week!


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Oops

Forgot about my 2007 Ford Fairmont Ghia



Just in case you missed them...

2001 AUII Ford Fairlane Sportsman
2007 BFII Ford Fairmont Ghia
2011 Holden Commodore ute
2015 Ford Territory

I'm still alive



Yep, I bin neglecting the blog.

This will bring you up to date.



We climbed Mt Kosciuszko

Two of our four cars 2015 Territory and 2011 Holden ute

Ford ute, traded it on the Territory

62 Falcon sold to buy Territory

Upgraded our poptop to this nice 2015 Concept Caravan

Anzac Day 2016 - me my brother Tony and Pat, my platoon commander in Vietnam

Miss Penny



Newest addition a 2001 AUII Ford Fairlane Sportsman





Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wouldn't be dead for quids

Paula beside the Tumut River

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ford Torino or Ford Falcon?

You be the judge...



The Ford has new wheels

You won't believe this.

We wuz in QLD for about a month touring around with our little caravan.



We went as far north as Cairns

The weather was good and as we headed for home the rain was following us all the way south and caught up with us at the Gold Coast.

It was in the middle of the night with the rain pounding on the caravan that I needed to heed the call of nature.  Luckily the caravan did not leak.

At about 1am I was sitting at the computer on Ford Forums when I spotted some wheels for sale.  The guy wanted $1,000 the set and the tyres had only done 4,000kms.  The Ghia needed new tyres (it wuz sitting at home) which was probably going to cost about $800.  The guy that had the wheels for sale lived at the Gold Coast - about a 30 minute drive from the caravan park!

How about that?

The deal was done and we had wheels in the back of the ute and in the 'van for the rest of our trip.

The new wheels really suit the 7 year old Ford Fairmont Ghia.....