Phill G

Phill G

Posted on 08/31/2014


Photo taken on July 21, 2013



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Western Australia.

Western Australia.
Flying over Tablelands in the Mail plane.
When the local Postman needs an airplane, you know you're in the arse end of nowhere.
The enormity of this empty space amazed me.

Alan Rust, Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, NGC300, paddypix and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


30 comments - The latest ones
tiabunna
tiabunna
I suspect that most people don't realise just how large, empty and, most of all - dry, this place is! Were you out here with work or holidaying, Phil?
4 years ago.
Phill G has replied to tiabunna
WA is reportedly 28 times the size of England, George, so quite spacy by our standards, and though I lived in Africa for a few years, even the Serengeti paled into the realms of a park compared to this. I was on holiday, and stopped off to see some friends in Perth enroute to NZ where I have family. I borrowed their spare car to have a long weekend away up at Shark Bay and carried on all the way to Kalumburu and back...about 10,000km and 8 weeks, lol. I then spent a further couple of months around Cairns and Daintree, then Sydney and Melbourne before eventually getting to Aukland to meet my family 5 months late. I loved it. They had assumed I'd died.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Phill G
That sounds like a very extended weekend, Phill! I hope they weren't in a hurry to get their spare car back. :)) Glad that you managed to see so much of our country while you were here - I've yet to cover the northwest myself!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o we can only look and wonder ... I remember my Father visiting
and loved it here ... the wide open spaces and places he visited
remained with him always ... oh the stories he told ;-) how lucky
you have been Phill to visit ... you will have to tell more ;-) oOo
4 years ago.
Phill G has replied to beverleyplaya
Bev, it's Gods country. No-one could not like it, unless addicted to City life. I could bore you to tears with hours of video and endless tales...I caught my hair on fire, and got swept away in a little boat...just for starters, lol. Will add to groups when I have time...only in from work 40 mins ago. :-)
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Phill G
I know my Dad enjoyed it very much ... and you most certainly would not bore me
I can assure you ... I shall have to review the hair when I see you next ;-) hehehe
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
I'm intrigued to know what on earth you were doing flying around in a mail 'plane Phill..........

I was luck enough to visit Australia a couple of times whilst in the RN and I was amazed at how long it took to fly over it - this lovely photo really gives us an idea of how vast and empty much of Australia is. Very well done mate :)
4 years ago.
Phill G has replied to Keith Burton
Thanks mate. I paid 70 bucks to the local Post Office way up in the far north of WA to join the weekly post round (in a Cessna) to some far reaching Aboriginal communities and cattle stations, landing on mud airstrips way out in the bush, that you'd never get to in a 4x4. Took 9 hours to do the round. The best 30 quid I ever spent in my life.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Love that description (nearly choked on my cuppa!)

What a trip that must have been, my words, now that is Travelling....not tourism..! The sheer size of the place is breath-taking. The remoteness and sense of freedom must take some apprehending. I can imagine the temptation to spend decades there, just travelling around. Smashing scene...evokes so much.
4 years ago.
Phill G has replied to Joan+
Thanks Joan. I'm alive in places like this, rather than having the whirr of the M42 in my subconscious and hemmed in by buildings, with no view. I'm lucky with a not-too-bad business and a lovely house/home but despise my day to day existence...I hate it. I wish I was free.
4 years ago.
Joan+ has replied to Phill G
Save all you can, pop some aside for security later, & then realise the assets whilst you still have fit legs, heart etc, and Just Go.
4 years ago.
Phill G has replied to Joan+
Sound advice Joan...that's the general plan! ;-)
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
I was also amazed at the huge expanse of nothing when I flew over Australia some years ago. This shot captures that vastness so well.
4 years ago.
John Linton
John Linton
De...light...fully POVdacious!
4 years ago.
Phill G has replied to John Linton
Lol, thanks John.
4 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
I'm so glad to see that there are vast pieces of land uninhabited by human buildings! Love the mesa relief
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in NATURE 4U
4 years ago.
Indira Nair
Indira Nair
Great view!
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Thanks ever so much for your kind and generous comments, folks. I wish I was still there!
4 years ago.
Teresa
Teresa
Cannot believe the vastness of this landscape! Sounds like that was quite a trip Phill! Fabulous image by the way!

I am off on my holidays for a couple of weeks, I'll catch up on my return. Take care and don't work too hard T X
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Thanks for the visit and comment, T. Nice to hear from you.
Go well, and have a great time...I'm sure it's well deserved.
Give my regards to the gang if you see them! xx
4 years ago.
paddypix
paddypix
Fantastic landscape...mind bogglingly empty looking
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
c'est un pays qui mérite qu'on s'y arrête
4 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
When it gets too noisy around me, I always wish to dwell in a spot like this. ;)
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
I was amazed to see so much uninhabited land when I visited Australia. It was absolutely awesome.
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Thanks folks, for the comments. It's an awesome expanse full of fresh air. I wish I was there.
4 years ago.
Rudolf Bokor
Rudolf Bokor
Beautiful scenery, good shot. Pleasant day.
3 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Impressionnant !
3 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Thanks Rudolph and Charlie!
3 years ago.
NGC300
NGC300
Another powerful shot!

PS: Now I know you were in Cessna. ;-)
3 years ago.