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Capertee Billabong - NSW Australia by Bev Woodman
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A lone cow wanders around the cracked and dry edge of this billabong on the road from Glen Alice to Glen Davis which is situated in the magnificent Capertee Valley. The valley forms a canyon that is larger than the Grand Canyon in width. The town became the centre of an oil shale industry, from 1938 to 1952 but was abandoned in 1952 because shale oil was not viable following the war. There is not much left of the town today but the ruins of the shale works still exist with tours conducted on a Saturday afternoon. There are unpowered camp sites on the town reserve with good amenities and hot showers and a cafe.

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  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    Great shot Bev. It was nice of the cow to wander by. A fav Mate.

  • Thanks Al for the comment and favourite. There were a whole lot sitting in the shade of a tree but this one decided it wanted to be in the picture♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 3 years ago

    Great scene and capture Bev.

  • Thanks Sharon♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsover 3 years ago

    A beautifully photographed scene Bev

  • Hi John … haven’t caught up with you for awhile … thank you for the comment and especially for the favourite♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonover 3 years ago

    beautiful capture :)

  • Thank you Melissa … I couldn’t resist this rugged scene♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 3 years ago

    Beautiful scenery Bev. Well taken.

  • Thank you John … I loved the mix of colours and the story this one told♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • traveller
    travellerover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Bev, I like the lone cow, you trained it well. lol

  • Thanks Ian … LOL! The cow played its part perfectly♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 3 years ago

    Fantastic aussie image Bev!! Great winter landscape! *-)

  • Thanks Deb … couldn’t get more Aussie if I tried♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Bev, well composed.

  • Thank you Terry … I had to stop and capture this one♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 3 years ago

    Bev yelled to the cow, “what are you doing over there?” And the cow yelled back, “You’re the one who’s over there. I’m over here!” Great shot, Bev, and nice to know they have camp sites on the town reserve.

  • Thanks Gary … the cow was actually saying " tell me when to stop and I’ll pose" … its well worth a trip to explore this beautiful valley if ever you pass by♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • reflector
    reflectorover 3 years ago

    A nice scene and an excellent backdrop – great catch! I’ve never heard of that place. :)

  • Thanks James … I was lucky with the cow in the scene and I couldn’t resist the mountains behind. Not a lot of people know of the Capertee although its just off the road between Lithgow and Mudgee … its a magnificent drive with so many hidden beauties and the old Shale Mining ruins at the end of the valley. Its well worth a trip out there, I can give you a list of places to see if ever you do go♥

    – Bev Woodman

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