Sunrise, river at Wynyard, Tasmania.

Sunrise, river at Wynyard, Tasmania. The first time I was in Wynyard I stayed with a friend for a few weeks and we did a road trip around Tasmania.

Sunset, river at Wynyard, Tasmania.

Sunset, river at Wynyard, Tasmania.

Book Week 2013 in Australia theme is 'reading across the universe'.  In 2002, I wrote a history of rockets, and spent a week at the Goddard Library in Worcester, Massachusetts, reading the papers of Robert Hutchings Goddard, a US rocket pioneer. The library exterior features rocket fins, and may be the ONLY library in the world that is truly fitted for reading across the universe.  The book, 'Rockets: Sulfur, Sputnik and Scramjets', is available from Google Books and from Amazon for Kindle.

Book Week 2013 in Australia theme is 'reading across the universe'. In 2002, I wrote a history of rockets, and spent a week at the Goddard Library in Worcester, Massachusetts, reading the papers of Robert Hutchings Goddard, a US rocket pioneer. The library exterior features rocket fins, and may be the ONLY library in the world that is truly fitted for reading across the universe. The book, 'Rockets: Sulfur, Sputnik and Scramjets', is available from Google Books and from Amazon for Kindle.

Sunrise on the river at Wynyard, Tasmania.

Sunrise on the river at Wynyard, Tasmania.

The Ovens River, Bright, Victoria. The area was once devastated by gold dredging, but now it has healed, a bit.

The Ovens River, Bright, Victoria. The area was once devastated by gold dredging, but now it has healed, a bit.

Coober Pedy area, "Painted Desert".

Coober Pedy area, "Painted Desert".

Coober Pedy area, "Painted Desert".

Coober Pedy area, "Painted Desert".

The Horizontal Falls, not far from Broome.  Huge tidal ranges on the NW coast combine with a narrow opening to make spectacular white water.

The Horizontal Falls, not far from Broome. Huge tidal ranges on the NW coast combine with a narrow opening to make spectacular white water.

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul: I was there in pursuit of city walls for a book about fences and walls that is still on the drawing board.

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul: I was there in pursuit of city walls for a book about fences and walls that is still on the drawing board.

A windmill in Estonia, probably erected as a tourist attraction.

A windmill in Estonia, probably erected as a tourist attraction.

Compare this with the nearby shot of stranded fish.  Both shots were taken on the flat edge of Lake Eyre.  These ants are REALLY living on the edge, but the feeding is good!

Compare this with the nearby shot of stranded fish. Both shots were taken on the flat edge of Lake Eyre. These ants are REALLY living on the edge, but the feeding is good!

Port at the mouth of the river, Bilbao, Spain.  Not much spare room there!

Port at the mouth of the river, Bilbao, Spain. Not much spare room there!

I like rivers and streams. This one was in the wilderness in the Kimberleys, out of reach of estuarine crocodiles.

I like rivers and streams. This one was in the wilderness in the Kimberleys, out of reach of estuarine crocodiles.

The upper reaches of the Hunter River, New South Wales, just past the head of navigation.

The upper reaches of the Hunter River, New South Wales, just past the head of navigation.

One from bushwalking, looking down onto the Hawkesbury River.

One from bushwalking, looking down onto the Hawkesbury River.

Southern end of the Birdsville track, just after rain.

Southern end of the Birdsville track, just after rain.

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