Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Our Beautiful World - Transport

 When I first saw this weeks prompt for Our Beautiful World, I wasn't overly excited. But after looking at the teams photos and seeing Robyn's 'old' car I found my inspiration!! This photo is of my Grandparents, before they were you can imagine this is a much loved photo in our family. The story goes, that when Pop took my Nan for a ride on his motorbike her dress flew up and showed her bloomers and she was deeply embarrassed.

 I do like 'old' things and I think this old truck is amazing, sadly it's days are over but I remember riding on the back of a truck very much like this one (something we can't do today) with a bunch of my cousins off to the Queens Gardens (a very large park) to play. It is one of my best childhood memories....

Transport plays a big part in our lives husband is a train driver and this is a picture of one that he was driving at the time the photo was taken. It was being filled with zinc to be exported around the world.

 And here is a bit of  'fun' transport...last September we visited my brother in law in Rockhampton. He and his partner have fun driving Blo-karts along the beach where they even have competition days with other enthusiasts. Sadly you can't ride these on every beach as you need a particular type of beach & sand because if you could...we would have one! Hubby & I (pictured here) had a ball!!!
Make sure you pop on over to check out the other amazing shots of transport from all over the world, it's a great prompt, thanks Ros.


  1. Vikki, your transport photos are fabulous and the stories that go with them...I especially love the "oldies" but the Blo carts do look like a lot of fun.

  2. Fabulous shots and what a story too ... I'm so glad you joined us this week at Our Beautiful World ... Thank you!

  3. I love that vintage photo of your grand parents, and all the other fun photos, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World Vikki!

  4. Hi Vikki, great fotos for the promt word. Your last shot looks like a lot of fun :-)
    My favorite is foto no. 2 :-)

  5. ooooh, what a wonderful read! (even though your grandmother was deeply embarrassed!) that's a precious photo and story!

  6. Oh my what an exciting post!!! love that bike and they were so handsome! I too remember riding in the back of trucks and sadly my children won't have those memories...the blokarts blew my mind how exciting!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Beautiful World!


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