The round-up – hazards and kodachrome

I have a few hazard photos taken in February that I haven’t had time to post, and I’ve started on the kodachrome challenge. My challenge to myself is to find colours in ROYGBIV order. I’ve made it to blue. Work is crazy and stressful and the internet is crap at the new place, so I’m sorry I am bit late with the last hazards from last month.

Should the urge strike you – do not climb the high voltage power line tower. Very hazardous but a possible diversion from bike riding on the path.
There were too many hazards to count in that freeway underpass. I’ll write up that story on my own website soon. But there is a brown snake (maybe third most venomous in the world) above the red arrow slithering toward the police tape.
Lots of hazards to be aware of at the river – not least of which are the 4WD hoons that rip up the place on occasion that has led to CCTV being installed.
More river hazards.
Luckily, you don’t encounter these hazards out on the bike, only on the water.
ROY came to me all in spot – though I couldn’t get them all in the same picture. There is the red trough in the field surrounded by yellow flowers (which may be hard to see).
And then there is this old orange chemical container on the fencepost to the paddock. The red trough and yellow flowers are off to the right.
And here is green from ROYGBIV. This town has all but died after the freeway bypassed it. This is the halfway point on the freeway between Sydney and Melbourne. This little cafe used to be crazy busy before the bypass in 2007? or so. The shop owners were petrolheads and had all sorts of V8 Supercar racing series bonnets signed by the drivers all over the walls. They sold the place and it was a few different things before it closed – the last being a kebab shop.

I will be on the lookout for blue, indigo and violet later in the month. After two weekends in a row of 3-day rides, this weekend will be a non-bike weekend with other plans in place.

9 response to "The round-up – hazards and kodachrome"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: March 9, 2021

    I’m sure glad I didn’t see any pictures of Verne and Kermit floating in those waters with a multitude of hazards. I’d have sent G-2 out there, of course, but your guys don’t deserve that kind of treatment.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: March 10, 2021

      The guys have floated that river many times – it’s the same one that runs through the town where we used to live when I worked in local government. But even with all those hazards, the guys are at least not quite as water-soluble as G-2! Have you been kind and laminated him yet?

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 9, 2021

    My friend in Melbourne said of the 10 most venomous snakes in the world, Australia has 9 of them.
    He has pointed out many hazards in Oz — the gum trees losing limbs unexpectedly and the crocs are particularly concerning. Oh, and the occasional Drop Bear. 😉

    • By: The Navigator Posted: March 10, 2021

      Yes, deadly jellyfish, sharks, spiders and a couple other sea creatures. Yes, the limb dropping is one I deal with each time I camp. You’ll note in my journal I often mention not being under any potential falling limbs. Funnily enough, a woman died at that very reserve a few years ago from a large falling limb. So the eastern brown or common brown in the photo kills the most people in Oz (probably because it is very common in the eastern states where all the population is). It is considered the second most venomous in the world (venom from one bite can kill 200,000 mice or 1 human in under an hour). Luckily, it is not an aggressive snake. The taipan (most venomous) is a bit more aggressive. We also have red-bellied blacks which can kill but are generally very docile. We also have tiger snakes which can be aggressive, but I don’t see them very often. But the drop bears, yeah, you really gotta watch for those!

  3. By: Laura Posted: March 9, 2021

    I see you’ve come up with a very hazard-filled post. But even more impressed with your creative search of colors in order. Hate that work has been so busy, but looks like two great weekends in a row should be a big relief from the stress. We have some of the best weather we’ve had the last two days and predicting same for tomorrow, but I’ve had too much on my plate to think of riding or walking. Glad I could read about your adventure. Enjoy your new home!!

    • By: The Navigator Posted: March 10, 2021

      Thanks, Laura – I hope you can manage to get out for a walk or ride soon, too. We get really perfect days here at this time of year (at least until they start all the prescribed burns and the farmers burn off stubble) and my health is always a bit better since I can have the windows open 24/7 and my body is not trying to stay warm or cool (I have a lot of temp regulation issues these days). I hope the doctor gives you good news about the vaccine. I, too, haven’t been able to get the flu shot for a number of years because of immune system dysfunction, but I’ve been cleared to get the covid vaccine. I don’t think my place in the queue comes up until August though!

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: March 10, 2021

    Good job on the Kodachrome challenge – in spite of the fact that nature doesn’t provide much in the way of bright colors for you!

    • By: The Navigator Posted: March 11, 2021

      I was sorta glad to see the snake on the 26th. How could I do the whole month without a snake? One of the more deadly hazards when camping a lot in the bush. But I’m happy to move on, for sure!

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