Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of hearing

Music to my ears

My first nomination, the sounds of the sea. Here at Sisters Beach we only have to step outside to hear the sea. It is so quiet here. You can hear it best at night but even during the day as there is little traffic it’s easy to hear it.

Sisters Beach west of the creek.

Bagpipes, some people love them. Some people hate them. You can’t ignore them. Many would say the same about brass bands.

Police Pipe Band -not everyone likes bagpipes but I do.
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Brass band

Who still has their vinyl albums?

A couple of these were David’s Yardbirds, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, Status Quo

Birds. All the birds that I have photos of tend to be shriekers not singers like the plovers, cockatoos and rosellas. I hear and often see kookaburra’s, wrens and robins but haven’t managed to photograph any so here is a stylised blue wren.

The blue wren.

The sound of a steam engine is a very special sound for me. The whistle, the sound of the engine working, the clickety clack of wheels on rails and the occasional slip in damp weather are all part of the steam experience.

NA 6A on Puffing Billy Railway


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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