See how strong I am!

@JudyEv (166624)
Bunbury, Australia
August 13, 2019 7:38pm CST
We are out on the edge of West Australia’s wheat-belt area. Crops here are short and look badly in need of rain. We are at a caravan park in Beacon which is a very small town but with a lot going for it. Sometimes it seems the smaller the town the more resilient and close-knit the community. When you book in to the park, you are given a $10 voucher which you can spend at a number of businesses within the greater area. The ablutions block is spotless with free dryer in the laundry and big shower units so clothes don’t get damp while you’re showering. That is always one of the bugbears in parks. We parked the van then unhitched and drove out to Beringbooding Rock. This is the largest rock water catchment tank in Australia. It was built in 1937 using ‘sustenance labour’ and holds 10.23 million litres. ‘Sustenance labour’ involved employing men on government jobs when there was no work available after World War I. It was virtually working for benefits. One of its features is the balancing boulder which I’m holding up in the photo. Low rock walls have been built all over the rock to channel the water into a huge tank. Farmers can still access water from the tank if they needs to. I’ll put up more photos in other posts. We also passed an ‘Elsewhere Road’.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
14 Aug
Either that rock is REALLY big or you're the same size as me and Vince has fun posing you!
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
That is a really big rock. I didn't stay there for long. You never know when one day it will tumble down the side.
• Midland, Michigan
15 Aug
Lol, I wondered if you ever let Emmett back out of his dresser or wherever it is you keep him when he's not writing.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
15 Aug
@MarshaMusselman MrsJ regularly forgets about my existence. So far she's forgotten to put me away since returning from her most recent trip. I'm not sure how long I'll get away with being out and about in the house though...
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@xFiacre (8272)
• Ireland
14 Aug
@judyev Good showers are one of the keys to a successful trip. Cool rock.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
The one it was sitting on was pretty cool too. It was huge. Here's the back of 'my' rock.
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• San Jose, California
15 Aug
@JudyEv That is a nice photo.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
21h
@DocAndersen (6665)
14 Aug
isn't there a legend about having to push a big rock up a hill :-)
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
I think it might be about pushing something else uphill!!
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15 Aug
@JudyEv Sisyphus had to push a rock didn't he?
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
21h
@DocAndersen I don't know about him. I'll need to research it.
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• Lenox, Georgia
14 Aug
That's incredible and you are really strong!
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Thank you. I think so too.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Wow, you sure are strong
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
It makes a good photo, doesn't it?
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Aug
Yes it does @JudyEv I wonder why it hasn't dislodged as yet, it seems to be in such a precarious position.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
21h
@rebelann I guess it's just the stones underneath that are acting like chocks. One day the effort will get too much and it will tumble down the side. It will take out the stone wall with it when it does.
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@rsa101 (21059)
• Philippines
14 Aug
That is an interesting rock formation. Looks like it hasn't moved for a long time. Your place must have not experience earthquake that it stay like that.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
We get very few earthquakes - touch wood - at least very few big ones.
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@rsa101 (21059)
• Philippines
15 Aug
@JudyEv The way the rocks are position seems like there are few tremors that happens in that place. If the seismic activity is present in that place those rocks would be able to stay that way.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
21h
@rsa101 Yes, it must be a very stable region.
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@Deepizzaguy (20738)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Aug
I like that image on this site.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Thanks. It was quite a fascinating place.
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@Deepizzaguy (20738)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Aug
@JudyEv You are welcome.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32556)
• United States
14 Aug
That's a pretty cool photo.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Thanks. I didn't feel particularly safe standing there. Once he'd pushed the button I got out of there.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32556)
• United States
15 Aug
@JudyEv I don't blame you for not sticking around.
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@youless (98302)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Aug
That's so cool! Our earth counts on you
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Haha. Yes and I'll be looking after you all!
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@youless (98302)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Aug
@JudyEv Thank you
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Aug
Nice photo you have and yes, it looks like you are pushing that huge rock.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
It makes a good photo, doesn't it?
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Aug
@JudyEv Yes.
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@arunima25 (23891)
• Bangalore, India
14 Aug
That's a lovely picture and you seem to be putting lot of effort to hold the rock in place. "Elsewhere road"_ is that name of a road??
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Yes, that's the name of the road. I guess they thought it was funny. In Tasmania, there are some funny road names too.
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@arunima25 (23891)
• Bangalore, India
16 Aug
@JudyEv It is actually funny
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@sophie09 (12625)
• Indonesia
14 Aug
hahah im amazed
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
It looks good, doesn't it? I'm very strong.
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@sophie09 (12625)
• Indonesia
15 Aug
@JudyEv hahaha yes !
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@marguicha (124484)
• Chile
14 Aug
Very interesting post and lovely picture.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Thanks. There are more things to see in the area so we'll have to come back one day.
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@marguicha (124484)
• Chile
15 Aug
@JudyEv I´ll be on the lookout for them.
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@Aquitaine24 (4544)
• San Jose, California
14 Aug
That is good for a humorous picture.it helps you're actually touching the rock.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
It looks pretty authentic doesn't it?
@CarolDM (36437)
• United States
14 Aug
Very interesting history from your country you have shared, thanks and a great photo!
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
We are learning a lot on this trip.
@JohnRoberts (87781)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Aug
You are Superwoman!
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Haha. Yes. I didn't stay there long - just long enough for the photo.
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@May2k8 (9862)
• Indonesia
14 Aug
You does not seem to be afraid if the stone is rolling, very cool.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
As soon as the photo had been taken I got out from under though. One of these days it has to fall and I didn't want to be under it.
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@sol_cee (20107)
• Japan
14 Aug
You are Super Judy!
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Yay for me!!
@wolfgirl569 (19939)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Aug
Great photo.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
Thanks. I have one of Vince holding up a castle somewhere but I can't find it. It was a trick photo but this one isn't.
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@andriaperry (86393)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Aug
These type of photos are priceless.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
They make for good memories, that's for sure.