Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Zoom with a view

(Random walkies in Woy Woy)

Been bloody tired the last couple of weeks. That blasted lethargy thing again. Feeling a bit perkier today so I went up a hill to re-photograph some views I snapped on another sunny day in 2005 and in 2006 when it was pissing down raining and the views were soft and misty.

Woy Woy Peninsula & Brisbane Water from Timbertop Drive Woy Woy

The Peninsula dozing under the warm autumn sun.

Phegans Bay & Brisbane Water in the distance on the left. Stretching across on the right to Kincumba Mountain and, in front of it, a dark corner of Blackwall Mountain.


Phegans Bay & Brisbane Water from Timbertop Drive Woy Woy

Phegans Bay & Brisbane Water.

Left to right: Phegans Bay. To the right of it is what looks like Rumbalara Reserve which is the hill the east side of Gosford. The furtherest hill has got to be up around Wyoming or Lisarow. Could be The Ridgeway. On the right edge of the picture is Saratoga and behind it is the flattish top of Kincumba Mountain.


Giant cactus budding in someone's backyard. The flowers looked like they're going to come out pink. The huge one in Ettalong has pale yellow flowers.

Golden dildo hakea

Here's one for yer, Device dear. Golden dildo hakea. Might actually be called giant candle.


Australian Flora Online - one of them database thingies.

Sing along

Can't get that blasted song off the HugePuddle ad out of my head.

From Wiki
"The song "I've Been Everywhere" was written by Geoff Mack in 1959 and made popular by the singer Lucky Starr in 1962.

It listed Australian towns. It was later adapted for North American (primarily United States) place names and by John Hore (later known as John Grenell) with New Zealand place names (1966).

The song was a number 1 hit in Country Music in November 1962 in the United States for the recording artist Hank Snow. The song was also recorded by : Lynn Anderson (USA 1970); Asleep At The Wheel (USA 1973); Johnny Cash (USA 1996); the Countdown Singers; Chip Dockery; Ted Egan; the "Farrelly Brothers" from the television series The Aunty Jack Show (Australia 1974 (parody)); John Grenell (NZ 1966); Mike Ford (Canada, 2005); Rolf Harris (UK 1963); Clifton Jansky; Willie Nelson; and The Statler Brothers."

Straylyan version:

(Pommy readers should remember the U in Tullamore, Muckadilla, etc is not as in took and mook but as is smut and fuck.)

Verse 1
Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba, Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah, Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla, Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla, Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla, Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla

Verse 2
Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo, Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo, Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne, Lithgow, Casino, Brigalow, Narromine, Megalong, Wyong, Tuggeranong, Wanganella, Morella, Augathella, Brindabella

Verse 3
Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby, Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi, Yarra Yarra, Bouindarra, Wallangarra, Turramurra, Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra, Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta, Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta

Verse 4
Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat, Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captains Flat, Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween, Terrigal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly, Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly

Kiwi version:

The New Zealand version starts: Well I was hitching a ride on a winding Hokitika road, when along came a lorry....

First verse
Kaparoa, Whangaroa, Akaroa, Motueka, Taramoa, Benmore, Pongaroa, Horoeka, Rimutaka, Te Karaka, Whangarei, Nuhaka, Waimahaka, Motuhura, Waikaka, Motonui, Hokonui, Papanui, Wainui, Matawai, Rongotai, Pikowai

Second verse
Woodville, Dargaville, Lumsden, Katikati, Naseby, Cambridge, Porirua, Mararoa, Hastings, Tikitiki, Tauranga, Auckland, Naenae, Waitaha, Hamilton, Poroporo, Taupo, Timaru, Oamaru, Tihoi, Awanui, Wanganui, Pauanui

Third verse
Featherston, Palmerston, Woolston, Te Awamutu, Riverton, Queenstown, Picton, Ohinemutu, Morere, Korere, Rotorua, Kaikoura, Matamata, Ruakura, Ikamatua, Papakura, Waitaki, Pukaki, Taranaki, Te Kauwhata, Ropata, Ikowai, Waitemata

Fourth verse
Ruatoki, Matahura, Taupiri, Maketu, Kyeburn, Sowburn, Wedderburn, Mossburn, Washdyke, Arawhata, Paparoa, Kaponga, Teraha, Thames, Kerikeri, Kokoma, Tapanui, Porinui, Tawanui, Otahuhu, Ruatapu, Mosgiel, Whareroa

Fifth verse
Kapiti, Ngawaka, Onepu, Reporoa, Tongariro, Tomoana, Renwick, Papamoa, Karitane, Oxford, Parihaka, Karetu, Coalgate, Whitecliffs, Urenui, Mamaku, Waimea, Waharoa, Dannevirke, Ngahere, Gordonton, Kingston, Oban

Map with the Straylyan towns marked at Wiki

MP3 of the Straylyan version


michael said...

or the norman gunston version of that song which goes "wollongong, wollongong, wollongong, wollongong, wollongong, DAPTO, Wollongong"

Woy Woy Steve said...

My mate does a great alcoholic version of that song , its on Youtube http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=9ipwcqR5MgM
He may look familiar hes been on telly a bit and does a few local gigs

Spike said...

Michael, LOL. Hadn't heard about that one. Gunston is good. Love him in Aunty Jack.

Steve, your mate does a good drunk song.

michael said...

I got Aunty Jack on DVD very Funny

Inexplicable DeVice said...

That dildo looks like a giant corn-on-the-cob.

It'll save chewing, I guess...

Spike said...

Michael, maybe she should be resurrected as the tourism ad. "If you don't come to Straylya, I'll rip yer bloody arms off!"

Device dear, dead right!

Mmm...corn on the cob with garlic butter...

michael said...

that would be good spike maybe you should contact the tourism board and pitch that idea to them - but some people would blow up about it and complain like they did with lara bingle and her 'where the bloody hell are ya' ad

Spike said...

Bloody good idea, Michael. I reckon Grahame Whatsit would still have the legs for a frock.

Yeah, all that fuss was barmy. Foreigners like us because we bloody swear.

Mark said...

Like the blog!
As a northern Pommy reader I'm a bit confused. Took and fuck rhyme - there's no difference in the vowel sounds.

Spike said...

Bugger. (Or booger.) Forgot to mention to say it with a London accent.

Spike said...

Thank yer, BTW.