In North Queensland only a few hundred kilometres inland from the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef is some of the most intensive coal mining in the world.
The Stop Adani Campaign has been the headline battle to try and stop the coal behemoth swallow up the fragile land water and wildlife churn it and just spit it out as tailing and pollution
Bob Brown Stop Adani convoy 2019
And the fight still goes on at FLAC
The west of Queensland is dry and outside the wet season the riverbeds are dry sand
And farmers, animals, birdlife and native flora rely on water stored underground.
It bubbles up in springs across inland Australia. The springs I swam in on the Oodnadatta Track, thousands of kilometres away are linked and fed water by the Queensland springs.
Springs like Doongmabulla Spings
An oasis in the harsh outback of Queensland which could likely be drained to wash the coal extracted from The Adani Mine.
Water is essential to preserving the beautiful things of nature.
None of the birds above are threatened but at the Adani site, there are endangered species of birds that could be wiped out.
In outback Australia, water is life. For people, for food production, for Australia’s unique fauna and flora.
We don’t need to use it to waste it on a new coal mine when the future is in renewable energy not coal or gas.
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Camped at Camp Binbee
Under the Milky Way at Night
The music on the steel drums weren’t for me.
T’was apple harvest fair in Cranbrook, Kent.
As I rode past on the last leg of my long – just over 17,000 km from London to the Danube Delta and return.
By the time I reached the
Fortified Farm Retreat in Deux-Sevres the weather had started to turn cool and damp
Rain and strong winds on the French coast made Calais and the Tunnel the best option for a Chanel Crossing.
Running north past the magnificent cathedrals
Im particular the Notre Dame in Amiens
To the Eurotunnel train and rendezvous with other riders returning from their summer winter tour
Back in London it wasn’t just the weather that was changing
So was the political climate and the response to climate change
Extinction Rebellion Trafalgar Square Occupation
Even the lawyers rebelled for the climate
I have avoided politically related statements in my blog but as I write large tracks of beautiful rare temperate rain forests in New South Wales, Australia are being destroyed in unprecedented bush fires. This is climate change and it can no longer be ignored.
January 2019 Previously published March 2018- This beautiful part of Australia is on fire at this very moment. Horrendous hot fires nothing like anything before. If we don’t act now on the Climate Emergency so much of the nature we love will be lost
Ghost Gully Campground
The still winds
The warm last days of summer
Moving into Autumn
Called me to the Mountains
The Snowy Mountains
The primal call to be in the wild
In an ancient land
A land of
Snowgums and Stringybarks
Sacred to the indigenous people of the land
The land of the
Man From Snowy River
A land of
Swampy Plains River at Geehi campsite
The Snowy’s catching the clouds and sending water in creeks and rivers into the plains below
Little creeks and springs
Fresh water spring at Ghost Gully
That flow over waterfalls
feed into the big rivers that water the plains
Murray River at Tintaldra
For the native animals
Kangaroos and wood ducks and Geehi Flats Camp
In the bare
The sky smiling
As angels travel
In the beauty of nature
In the Snowy Mountains
As summer ends
Camp at Ghost Gully