Some Scenes from my local running course

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  1. Neil_D

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    I thought I'd put up a few photos of views that greet me on my regular run after I finish my work for the day.
    As you can imagine, after being cooped up in a room all day in front of a PC, hardly knowing what the weather is doing outside is not the best for a human being as we are being separated more and more from the natural world.

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    Outlook from the bridge over the Torrens River Estuary looking west into the sunset. The statue of a Pelican can be seen on the post by the beach.

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    The good bitumen running surface on the way towards West Beach

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    Local Pelicans on the river outlet looking for a feed

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    A panoramic shot of the local beach with the river swinging around before it reaches the sea. For most of the summer period the river slows to a trickle. Most water flow is during the late winter months. Adelaide has the smallest of the rivers that most Australian cities are situated on.
    The above scenes are on my 10km course that I run a couple of times each week. It is the best place to run during the winter as it gets the last of the winter sun and is a wide path that is easy to navigate in the dark.

    Neil
     
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    Nice photos Neil. That looks like a pleasant place to run, and a great way to wind down after a day in the office. Looks like a good path for the darker months coming up.

    I've always thought pelicans are hugely under-rated. You see a few of them down my way, but it is rare enough that I can't help but stop and stare whenever a few of them fly overhead.
     

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    Hi Larry,
    There are quite a few Pelicans around here, they love hanging out around any people who are fishing so that they can pick of the fish first. I remember watching a Cormorant catching a fish then a Pelican coming up behind it then stealing it from right out of it's mouth. They are pretty cheeky birds.
    They are mesmerising when in flight as they glide effortlessly overhead.
    The beach path is good to run on, especially when the tide is too high on the beach. I had a chilly 9km run today, I think it was around 11C when I went out this morning.

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    Thanks for sharing! Those are beautiful pictures. Did you take them? I love the pelican, but was a little bummed when you said it was a statue. I was wondering if its neck was broke though. Ha!
     
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    Hi TJ,
    Yes, I took the photos on Sunday just before sunset. The Pelicans look like young ones as the fully grow ones are around a metre high, they are huge birds and when they fly overhead you just have to stop and watch them gliding effortlessly above you.
    There are a few Pelican statues on different beaches, they must be like local legends :)

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    Hi Neil. I have awarded one of your photos the cover page slot on the BRS FB page :)
     
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    Neil those pictures are simply STUNNING you lucky duck to have such beautiful scenery outside your window!!.
    Its very different here, different beautiful.... only problem is to get here
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    I have to first run up here....
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    Great thread though! More pics please :)
     

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    This one used to be my local. Great hills for flying down.
     

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    That's so cool!!!! Where is it??? RNP???
     

  10. Neil_D

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    Hi Kal,
    Australia is such a sharp stony place.
    New Zealand is a nice soft place, made for barefoot running.
    I would like to go back there to have a few runs again.

    Neil
     

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