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Fence line

This is a small section of a fence in the Australian Outback, designed to keep dingoes away from sheep. According to the sign below, the entire unbroken fence stretches 5,300 km (3,293 miles). That is a very long line.

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End of the line

Against the buffer, at the end of the train line.

This is steam engine 3526 at the former Mortuary Station, Sydney. The station opened in 1869 and was the terminus of the Rookwood Cemetery line. The line, as you may have guessed, served to transport bodies from central Sydney to Rookwood Cemetery in Lidcombe, western Sydney. I took this photo from another steam-engine-hauled heritage train during the NSW Rail Museum’s heritage weekend in May.

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Cruise Line

Queen Mary 2 passing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Strictly speaking, the Cunard ships are ocean liners rather than cruise liners. But let’s not quibble! Here they are all seen in Sydney and all at night.

Queen Victoria (with strange purple lighting) at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney

Queen Elizabeth passing the Sydney Opera House

The part that was lost in the square crop reads “The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World”

I’ve read that a fourth ship will join the Cunard fleet in 2022. I’m curious to see how they update this poster, which is itself a modern version of a classic Cunard poster c1914 that featured Mauretania, Berengaria and Aquitania. And which queen’s name will the new ship bear?

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Hook, Line and Sinker

Line and Sinker are visible, but I’m afraid the Hook is in the fish’s mouth.

South Padre Island, part of Texas, is situated in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a popular surf fishing destination. If you think these sinkers look enormous, well, they have to contend with some pretty heavy surf and strong currents.

Lines, Hooks, Sinkers! Plus rods and reels. (And Kevin, a family friend)

Here are my parents, proudly holding dinner.

Another hidden hook.

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