I have recently been experimenting with my Car cam recorder, for those that followed my posts last year on our journey to Coober Pedy outback Australia, you will recall I posted a few videos of that trip. Those videos were of three minute duration.
Now learning the mechanisms of the cam, I see I can run three, five and ten minute videos, great says the old Emu, let’s make a ten minute video, not a wise move as I soon found out for a number of reasons.
Now these are the facts I discovered after my ten minute video was completed, so couldn’t change it.
First of all , after the facts and post mortem, one must first upload to You tube to download a post link, a three minute video can take up to four hours to upload, to download the link can still take a few hours, so the longer the video the longer the upload download time frame is.
I checked out why most posts on You tube were three minutes and deduced that they were bloody interesting, not ten minutes of bloody repetitive scenery, even some of the three minute videos shows great road rage incidents and car crashes, also a few cops and drivers scenes, all encapsulated in three minutes. There were even a couple of three minute videos that captured an Abominable snowman crossing the road, another of the Lock Ness monster crawling out of the water, and a few showing Alien flying saucer landings.
So the lesson to be learnt out of my recent experiments are, stick to a three minute loop on the cam and hope to catch something that is interesting, the next is to make sure the bloody windscreen is clean and lastly, try to pick a day that is not overcast or dreary.
I chose for my ten minute video, an off road drive down along the Murray river here in Mildura, this drive normally takes fifty minutes, thus translating to five, ten minute video clips, I selected the first ten minutes before I fell asleep.
Sit back and put your seat belt on and have a little snooze.
It’s 40 degrees here so I’m off to get a beer and relax in the glory of posting an educational, informative, entertaining and boring video.
The vibrant expanding city of Mildura is situated on the River Murray, this river is one of the longest rivers in the world and crosses three states, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.
Since early days of Australia’s beginnings by the white man, this river, which covers a distance of 2520 kilometres, was the main transportation route for many outback settlements which grew up along the rivers banks.
It was used to transport wheat, wool and other commodities to the main centres for further transportation via bullock drays, to finally reach the major cities, it also carried vital stores back up the river to the outback stations and settlements.
Before the advent of roads and rail, hundreds and hundreds of Paddle steamers plied up and down the river, carrying their loads as well as passengers.
Today the Paddle steamers no longer carry cargo, but mainly tourists, the number of Paddle steamers has declined over the years but some can still be seen nearly every day.
Many cities have grown up over the years along the rivers beautiful banks, prior to white man, the river was a part of life to the many Aboriginal tribes that lived along its shores.
Dotted along the river banks you can see many Houseboats moored, a few are owned but many are available for rent, this is particularly popular in the Summer season.
I took a stroll down the river yesterday, hoping to get some great river shots, and wasn’t disappointed, I was able to capture two Paddle steamers heading up the river with tourists and sightseers on board, there is a lot of natural scrub along the banks which are home to many species of birds and wildlife, Mildura is a beautiful city and has much love and respect for its mighty river.
I leave you to enjoy my pictures of the Paddle steamers on the river.
Aussie Emu aka Ian
How you all doing out there behind me screen
Well I was having a couple of beers today
With me old mate Phil, you know Phil
I told you about him before
Well I gotta tell you the ridgy didge truth
Phil is an old timer
Shit he even remembers when his mum
First dyed her hair in that blue rinse stuff
And boiled their clothes in a copper boiler
Anyway Phil knows I peck away at this com you see
And he wants me to pass on some old timer tips
For you blokes
So all you sheilas out there this is a bloke’s blog
So go an make a coffee
Or do some girly female stuff
Or scroll down
Okay you blokes
We is safe
Now Phil wants me to tell you about his first encounter
With these new fangled things called condoms
Now these were invented after us kids
just got used to using that glad wrap stuff in grade seven at school
With the older girls at school
Remember that stuff mum used to wrap the meat in
Well we did too at school hehehe
Now Phil found out the hard way you don’t need
To use gladwrap any more
You see in his days in Australia’s outback pubs
Every pub had a vending machine for chewie’s
You know chewing gum
Well Phil wacked his sixpence in
and went back to the bar
But after a few minutes realized it tasted like rubber
He said it had no sugar taste
So one of his mates explained
This new condom stuff to him
After that he was okay
Now here’s a few tips from Phil
On using condoms instead of gladwrap
And I know they is true
Cos Phil’s me mate
Now never buy clear ones he said
Cos there’s a trap with them ones
What can happen he said is that after you do the deed?
If you get me drift
And have your smoke and fall asleep
Then you heading for trouble
You see what Phil said is
If you wake up doing the night
And need to go for a snakes hiss
And Your still half asleep
You suddenly look down and wonder why
You holding a balloon and what birthday party
You went to
Ok so the secret there is to get the coloured condoms
Now forget them ribbed bullshit ones
Ffs if God wanted you born with warts
On your cock
He would have made you that way
Anyway some females like them
Cos it gives them something to grip onto
Now Phil’s last tip for you blokes
Don’t and I mean don’t
Leave them lying around under your bed after
You can forget
And there’s nothing worse he said
Than waking up and having to chase a choking cat around the house
In the rudey nudey
And particularly more so
If he gets through the cat door and outside
The neighbours look at you funny
See where Phil lives
They don’t understand such things
And a naked guy racing up the road
Chasing a cat
Can give them weird ideas
So that’s Phil’s tips on condoms
Have a grouse week guys
Catch ya’s around the traps
With my recent post on the Crystal Brook Lace Monitor Lizard, I want to share with you, this article published in the local paper, of one of our own Lizards.
We do have Monitor Lizards here where we live, and a large assortment of Goanna’s of all shapes.
But this story is about The Diamond Backed Gecko.
Scientists are elated over the recent sighting of a rare local lizard belonging to the infra order Gekkota. The lizard, known as Sunraysianus Geckonius, or as it was once commonly known as The Diamond backed Gecko, was recently sighted along the banks of the Murray below Merbein.
According to Professor Ano Nemous, from the Lizardonian Institute, this is a great discovery.
The Diamond Backed Gecko was thought to be extinct, with the last sighting over 100 years ago.
This beautiful lizard is a nocturnal creature that can grow as long as 18 inches, Professor Ano said, the Gecko is blind however the diamond markings on its exo skeleton actually absorb light from its surroundings, this absorption of light is vital to its survival. In search for food , the lizards long snout senses its prey, it immediately locks onto its prey and the eyes emit a bright light much like a laser, this phenomenon is bought about by the stored light in its diamond markings, this light stuns the prey, allowing the Gecko access to its meal without a fight.
The Diamond Backed Gecko is considered the most dangerous species in Australia, not because of any venom or bite , but purely on its ability to paralyse its opponent and kill with only its looks, within a matter of 15 seconds.
Unconfirmed reports of its actually causing death to humans, were circulated in the early days of Mildura’s settlement. It can kill in a matter of seconds just by looking at you.
The sighting of this once thought of extinct lizard is a great discovery.
Mildura residents are advised to not look directly at the lizard, but to report any sightings to Professor Ano Nemous at the Lizardonian Institute.
And remember, it can kill within 15 seconds only by looking at you
I have to clarify the above article, I enjoy writing and apart from WordPress, I submit a number of articles to different magazines, and our local papers.
A lot of my writings are politically orientated, and apart from a few short storys, I occassionally submit articles with a humourous slant.
The above story sprang into my mind, after Ana purchased me that lovely Gecko
He is quite harmless, hehe
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