Tuesday, March 31, 2009

There And Back Again. Chapter Six, A Journey In The Dark

Section one, subparagraph 3, item two.

Alexandra Cave Part One

Why part one? Well, that's cus these are the pictures that YT (Yours Truly, that's me) took, as opposed to the pics WP (Wifey-Poo) had tooken. We have different styles of foa-toa-graffiness-itude-eeality. I also have awesome spelling skills.

Part two of Alexandra Cave will be, of course, the pics from WP. But you probably could have figured that out without me help.

I have a lot to tell y'all about Naracoorte. Friendly place, never been in a friendlier place, in fact. But that'll have to wait as I've kept all of you (is it up to 20 yet?) on the edge of your seats (and don't the edges of the chairs make your feet fall asleep? Well, for me it does) long enough.

We started with an hour long tour of the Alexandra Cave. It was supposed to be 45 mins, but SOMEONE (YT?) just kinda had to stretch it out a wee bit :)

I've about 50 pics I want to show you, but I don't think I should embed them all. See? Sometimes I think even when I don't!

What I've done is make a slideshow for you. The controls *should* be pretty well self-explanatory. I'm also putting up a direct link through to the flickr page where all the full size images live.

Let me know what you think, and if there's any shots that anyone wants ultrafullsize just lemme know, no worries.

Firstly, here's the direct link to where the pics live at flickr. Just a reminder, you can click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger pic. However, you want to make sure you then click the "all sizes" button to see the pic at 1000 by 750 pixels.

Aaaaaaannnnnnnndddddddd, here's the slideshow!

Just click on that big ole friendly arrow in the middle to play the show.

But of course you want to see the pics big ole full sized like. Right? Well, notice that in the lower right hand corner of the slideshow (once you've got it playing) (just rollover it cus it don't bite) there's a little box with four arrows pointing outward? Ah, you found it, good on ya! Just click on that box and it'll play full screen on your monitor. Cool, no?

There's a whole bunch of other controls and options for you to use and play with. Go on, have fun!

PS: I am disappointed with my readers... absolutely NO ONE realised that the lead singer and song writer from AC/DC (of which I bastardised the lyrics of the song Big Balls to become Big Claws) hailed from the same little town in Western Australia as did Sir James Barrie.

Ok, maybe that one was just a bit obscure...


KC said...

Ok, maybe that one was just a bit obscure...

_Maybe_ a little obscure? :p

Mel Keegan said...

Fantastic slideshow, man... really grotesque, Tolkienesque imagery... wow.

Anonymous said...

Great photos. I half expected to see Gollum in one of them.

Oh, by the way, just thought I'd let you know that the game is on.

LoveANewIdea said...

Your first sentence made me laugh out loud!

Fantastic photos, and nice slide show skills; I haven't tried flickr yet. Saw lots of those drippy things...yikes.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

KC: Well I figured that since Ishmael got all of my Dr Hook and also my Arlo Guthrie references that SOMEONE out there would know that Sir James Barrie is from the same town in Western Aus as AC/DC.

Mel: Just wait till you see the photoshopped pics!

Sciencebloke: I plan to be adding in an orc or two :) BTW, I'dve thought for sure you'd get the pi reference a couple of posts ago.

New Ideas: Every once in a while a spur of the moment throw away gag works great! Thanks. Regarding the slideshow: flickr can take all the credit for it. I was thinking about making them myself with Director, but flickr really makes it easy. Do pics of the drippy things really make you quesy? Dang, hadn't thought of that...