Rockets & Scarecrows | Sun 19th Oct 2014 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Sunday 19th October – Rockets & Scarecrows

Rockets

Bronwen and I got up early and rushed to get to the Queensland Rocketry Society Inc Launch out at their “Launch Site 2” at -27.85325, 152.96258 by eight o’clock, but arrived half an hour late. Fortunately, I don’t think they’d started firing the rockets yet, so we got to watch them all. Unfortunately, it was very sunny and I got sunburnt—but there were rockets, lots of rockets, some quite big and fast and exciting. I’ve never seen rockets before, so it was all very interesting. It’s also the first time I’ve had a reason to use a shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second.

All the rockets look quite small in the photos, and while some of the rockets actually are quite small, some of them weren’t—notice the people carrying them.

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Scarecrows

Just before midday, as things began to come to an end, we left and drove to Mount Tamborine, where we spent the rest of the afternoon driving around the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival. Then, just before the sun set, we sat at a lookout and ate chips for dinner before driving back to Brisbane and going to bed.

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