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    From An Era that has gone now

    This morning I went out to a place called Bruce's Bend as I knew there was the shell of an old barge.
    With the barge they would load them up with Wool Bails and tow it behind a Paddleboat while someone was on the barge steering it around the corners.
    It must have been a sight to see, and its one we more than likely will not see now ever again.

    So I was happy to set off and go to the Billabong to get these shots.
    I went right around it to get one side, then came back the other way as it was then on my way home.
    I got lucky as someone let me on to a houseboat to get some of my shots today.

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    The back end of one of the barges left to the elements
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    The front barge
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    A front on shot
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    Both in shot.
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    I love these kind of photos

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    Very nice set.
    the HepKitty from Hepcat City.

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    Thank you both for your comments on these shots.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    Very good find and I'm surprised they are still afloat

    Excellent series and thanks for sharing,
    Jay
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    awesome shots
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    Thanks to everyone commenting on these shots.
    I have to admit to really enjoying capturing an era that has gone by.
    It always makes me think how soft we have got from those days.
    But getting history in a shot is a nice part of out hobby as when you take your shots it will never be that way again.
    And I think this is why I like it so much.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    Nice bit of history from your neck of the woods. Thanks for those images.
    Comments and suggestions welcome but please do not modify my photographs

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    Thanks Pitter I have to agree whit what you have said.
    We have got quite a lot of it around and its the water ones which have the full story to them.
    As at times the river could be dry for over a year and they could have had heap of bales of wool on board.
    And they just had to sit it out.
    Then in went the wiers and lock and this made the river always have water in it.
    But at around the same time the big trucks came in and it killed river transport.
    So these are from a time gone by.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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