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Ross Alford's Snapshots

  1. Tent

    Snapshot Title: Tent
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Yaramulla Ranger Base from Kulkani Crater
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Tent



  2. Volcanic cone

    Snapshot Title: Volcanic cone
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Yaramulla Ranger Base from Kulkani Crater
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Small extinct volcanic cone in distance



  3. Vine thicket

    Snapshot Title: Vine thicket
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Yaramulla Ranger Base from Kulkani Crater
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Vine thicket or dry rainforest in collapsed lava tube makes taller, thicker trees in center of image



  4. Truck

    Snapshot Title: Truck
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Yaramulla Ranger Base from Kulkani Crater
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Truck



  5. Photographer

    Snapshot Title: Photographer
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Yaramulla Ranger Base
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Student taking a photo



  6. On the verandah

    Snapshot Title: On the verandah
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Yaramulla Ranger Base
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Sitting on the verandah of the barracks at Yaramulla



  7. Solar panels

    Snapshot Title: Solar panels
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Harbor at Portland Roads, near Iron Range, Cape York Peninsula, Australia
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Portland Roads is well and truly off the grid. Water is supplied by rain, and power by solar, generators, or both.



  8. The Prophet

    Snapshot Title: The Prophet
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Nina Peak from Ramsay Bay. Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Amazing freestanding rock formation on North Peak. Narrower at the base than the top, and the "small" boulder at the top does make it look a bit like a human form. Don't let the scale fool you, tthe...



  9. Nina Peak overlook

    Snapshot Title: Nina Peak overlook
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Nina Peak from Ramsay Bay. Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    I took the complementary panorama of Ramsay Bay from Nina Peak from this point. You can see the cubic boulder in the foreground of that image-- www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=7471



  10. Boardwalk

    Snapshot Title: Boardwalk
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Ramsay Bay from Nina Peak. Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    The end of the boardwalk through the mangroves that gives access to Ramsay Bay from Missionary Bay is just visible to the left. The National Park sign, side-on, is just visible as a gray column near ...



  11. Observation post

    Snapshot Title: Observation post
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Castle Hill from old quarantine station jetty
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    on Castle Hill, left over from WWII when Townsville was a major military aviation centre during the Battle of the Coral Sea and the retaking of New Guinea. Slit windows for protection from strafing (...



  12. Casino and enternainment centre

    Snapshot Title: Casino and enternainment centre
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Castle Hill from old quarantine station jetty
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    The casino and entertainment centre, with a sugar warehouse in the background



  13. Fishing from the beach

    Snapshot Title: Fishing from the beach
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Castle Hill from old quarantine station jetty
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    cast netting and rod fishing from the beach next to the swimming enclosure at Pallarenda



  14. Mount Stuart towers

    Snapshot Title: Mount Stuart towers
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Castle Hill from old quarantine station jetty
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Broadcasting towers on Mount Stuart



  15. Car

    Snapshot Title: Car
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Mount Eliot from Cradle Cresent in Alligator Creek residential area
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Car in Cradle Crescent



  16. just a zoomed view of tree and mountain

    Snapshot Title: just a zoomed view of tree and mountain
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Mount Eliot from Cradle Cresent in Alligator Creek residential area
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    just a zoomed view of tree and mountain



  17. Lawnmower

    Snapshot Title: Lawnmower
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, looking north from Castle Hill towards Pallarenda and the Town Common
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Have to keep those sporting fields tidy



  18. Lifeguard stand, Strand beach

    Snapshot Title: Lifeguard stand, Strand beach
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, looking north from Castle Hill towards Pallarenda and the Town Common
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Surf Rescue lifeguard station, at a stinger exclusion enclosure, netted to keep the deadly stinging jellyfish away from swimmers.



  19. Definitely designed by an architect

    Snapshot Title: Definitely designed by an architect
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, looking north from Castle Hill towards Pallarenda and the Town Common
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    In Yarrawonga, the expensive suburb on the front slope of Castle Hill. No right angles here.



  20. Cement pumping

    Snapshot Title: Cement pumping
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, looking north from Castle Hill towards Pallarenda and the Town Common
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Lots of new construction goig on. The pumping setup is amazing looking



  21. Gun emplacement at Kissing Point

    Snapshot Title: Gun emplacement at Kissing Point
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, looking north from Castle Hill towards Pallarenda and the Town Common
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Former home of Jezzine Barracks, an Army post used during the second world war and most recently used for army reserves. Townsville faced a moderately serious threat of invasion, and numerous old gun...



  22. main cemetray and veterans' cemetary

    Snapshot Title: main cemetray and veterans' cemetary
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, looking north from Castle Hill towards Pallarenda and the Town Common
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Te main cemetary, nicely visible from airplanes as they take off and land



  23. Pallarenda

    Snapshot Title: Pallarenda
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, looking north from Castle Hill towards Pallarenda and the Town Common
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Residential suburb 4 km from the main part of town on a dead-end road, separated from town by the Town Common Environment Park



  24. Classic North Queensland house

    Snapshot Title: Classic North Queensland house
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    A "miner's cottage" style house in centre foreground, complete with hood style awnings.



  25. Picnic Bay jetty

    Snapshot Title: Picnic Bay jetty
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    On Magnetic Island; used to be the main ferry landing, replaced by a ore secure harbour in Nelly Bay



  26. Casino and entertainment centre

    Snapshot Title: Casino and entertainment centre
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    No city would be complete without one of each. Ours are in a nice location.



  27. The Museum of Tropical Queensland and Reef HQ

    Snapshot Title: The Museum of Tropical Queensland and Reef HQ
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Reef HQ used to be known as the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. Has a living coral reef visible from a walk-through tunnel, lots of nice exhibits, as you might expect being right next to the reef.



  28. Aquarius Hotel

    Snapshot Title: Aquarius Hotel
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    The only high-rise building along the Strand beachfront. Many battels have been fought to keep high rise development off the Strand, and so far this is the only exception, built before people appreci...



  29. Karibu Stores

    Snapshot Title: Karibu Stores
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    A corner shop in the North Ward residential district. SO far, we have not been completely taken over by chains; there are still a lot of older corner stores around



  30. At work in the Queen's Garden botanical garden

    Snapshot Title: At work in the Queen's Garden botanical garden
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Two workers next to a truck parked in centre of the the Queen's Garden botanic garden



  31. Great Northern Hotel

    Snapshot Title: Great Northern Hotel
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    The Great Northern, a local landmark pub on the edge of downtown and right across from the old (until early 2000s) railway station.



  32. The rock pool

    Snapshot Title: The rock pool
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    At the northern end of the Strand beach, enclosed so you can swim with no danger from deadly stinging jellyfish and saltwater crocodiles



  33. The "sugar shaker"

    Snapshot Title: The "sugar shaker"
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Hotel in the city centre, nicknamed after the devices you used to find on diner counters



  34. Palmer Street restaurants

    Snapshot Title: Palmer Street restaurants
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville, Queensland, from southernmost lookout point on Castle Hill
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Palmer Street in South Townsville has become a restaurant row; lots of interesting dining to choose from



  35. Castle Hill

    Snapshot Title: Castle Hill
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville Town Common from Many Peaks Range
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Townsville landmark, in the center of town



  36. Bald Rock

    Snapshot Title: Bald Rock
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville Town Common from Many Peaks Range
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Landmark on Many Peaks Range



  37. Tegoorah

    Snapshot Title: Tegoorah
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville Town Common from Many Peaks Range
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Isolated rock outcrop



  38. Egret

    Snapshot Title: Egret
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Townsville Town Common from Many Peaks Range
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    A cattle egret in the Town Common wetlands



  39. Walking chair

    Snapshot Title: Walking chair
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Pride of America pool deck (l67)
    Image Owner: Rich Gibson



    Description:

    An interesting artifact



  40. Bald Rock

    Snapshot Title: Bald Rock
    Taken by: Ross Alford

    Image: Outside my back fence (Townsville Town Common) 2
    Image Owner: Ross Alford



    Description:

    Bald Rock, part of the Many Peaks Range, is near the center of the image