Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Visiting an Aussie Cattle Station -- Post 402 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting old (and sometimes new) family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here are some of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Leland photograph collection:

In March 2010, we visited Australia, New Zealand and Fiji on a three week Grand Circle Travel Tour to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, and I took some photographs with my trusty digital camera.  

1)  While we were in Cairns, we traveled one day to a cattle ranch west of Cairns called Wetherby's.  On the way, we stopped for refreshments at this pub where our tour guide Lynda (not my Linda) "shouted" everyone a drink:

2)  After the bar, we made it to Wetherby Cattle Station, where the cowboy Pete gave us a fascinating lecture about being a cowboy in Australia.  I didn't get the horse's name:

3)  Pete talked about working with the cattle too:

4)  After the lecture, it was a little rough walking for Linda, so she came into the dining hall on the arm of Pete:

5)  We had drinks and a steak dinner at Wetherby's - Pete sang American and Australian cowboy songs during and after:

Unfortunately, I've lost the memories of all the details of this vacation.  Fortunately, I found my Facebook photo albums from 2010 with pictures and some captions so all is not lost.  I found that I posted very few photos from this vacation on Genea-Musings.  


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