"🇦🇺 Australia's Boomerang: Part 13 ~ The cancellation of the CAC Woomera, multiple variants of the CA-12, and over a hundred aircraft engines are ordered by CAC for their new fighters" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇦🇺 CAC Woomera twin-engined light bomber, built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, at Melbourne, Australia, circa 1942. • This image is available from the Collection Database of AWM under the ID Number: AC0150 • copyright expired -------------------------------------------- Due to the the difficulties experienced by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation on the development of another aircraft for the RAAF, the CAC Woomera, a twin-engine light bomber aircraft which was cancelled in September 1944, the Australian government chose to extend the production for the Boomerang, extending its orders from 105 to 250 aircraft. -------------------------------------------- Those additional 145 aircraft were manufactured in four distinct versions, CA-13, CA-14, CA-14A and CA-19. – (95) CA-13s and (49) CA-19s, were completed, while only one prototype of the supercharged CAC Boomerang CA-14 and its modified CA-14A form would be produced. In February 1945, the final Boomerang to be manufactured, A46-249, a CA-19 model, was completed. -------------------------------------------- During the flight testing phase of development work upon the initial CA-12 model, CAC started work on a new variant which featured performance improvements in terms of speed, climb and ceiling. It was designated CA-14, this aircraft was designed around an order for 145 U.S.-built, 1,700 hp Wright R-2600 Cyclone 14 engines. #The 🇦🇺AustralianBoomerang -------------------------------------------- #BritishEmpire#BritishCommonwealth#Australia#Australian#Sydney#Melbourne#RAAF#FighterAircraft#PacificWar#PacificTheatre#SecondWorldWar#WorldWarII#WWII#Malaya#Singapore#HongKong#NewGuinea#Bougainville#SolomonIslands#AerialWarfare#Warfare#MilitaryHistory#History#Historian#HistoryBuff
At a stopover in L.A on our way to Canada and this is how I feel during every interaction.
I never think of myself as sounding 'super Australian' but I have said "no worries" approximately 1billion times in the few hours I've been here
I just sound like a big ol drunk Brit. Only I am very sober and very sleepy . #australian#australianaccent
Shhhh don’t tell the cows but this is the same bucket we use to load out feed, scrape their manure, and haul away the dead ones. 🤫.
The glamorous life of a farm pup.
My mom & I have been having the best summer - LOADS of fun. I told mom she’s been slacking on my instagram & needed to update my followers on how I’m growing. So guess who’s back!?
🚨New Beer Alert!🚨 Ella Pollen – Hoppy Pale Ale – 5.6% ABV – Ella Pollen is the latest in our Pollen series featuring and brewed exclusively with Ella hops from Australia. Ella is the younger half sister to Galaxy and exhibits strong tropical flavors. We are tasting Grapefruit and a big mix of Dank Tropical flavors!
It’s not much of a beach or yard work day... but it’s a great day to drink craft beer. Come on down!
Pick Your Poison: 🌽Placebo Effect – Cream Ale – 5.7% ABV
🇩🇪Detox - German Style Pilsner - 6.5% ABV
🐍Copperhead - American Amber Ale - 5.0% ABV
👼🏻Angel Wings - American IPA - SOLD OUT
👹🎺 Devil’s Trumpet - Double IPA - 7.9% ABV
🍑Lily of the Valley Peach Cobbler - Fruited Berliner - 5.0% ABV
☕️Deadly Nightshade El Salvador - Coffee Milk Stout - 5.6% ABV
🕷Black Widow w/ crunchy cinnamon toast flavored cereal - 8.4% ABV POURS ONLY
🍎Holmberg Hard Cider - 16 oz Original, Rosé, Lemon Shandy.
THIS WAS THE VIDEO THAT PROJECTED ME TO JAPANESE MEDIA AND NEWS.
When we often come to Japan and visit the major Shrines such as Meiji Shrine, Sensoji, Fushimi Inari and Nishiarai Daishi, we often see the various Shrine Priests and Shrine Priestesses don the outfits.
We see them and often underestimate their true value and role they play when they appear in front of us.
In this video, I wish to give you all an insight into this exclusive world that many of us would like to gather a deeper understanding including: - Shrine Mannerisms
- Shrine Vocabulary
- Shinto Shrine Priest Training
I was very fortunate enough to be able to participate in this experience, all thanks to the good folks at the 新宮市観光協会 Kumano Shingu City Tourist Association, 楽天市場（Rakuten, Inc.） and Voyagin.
A big thank you to Kumano Hayatama Taisha for allowing us this insight.
I hope you enjoy this video and comment on what you learnt from this! --------------------- Many thanks to Shanny & Long (@shlongeats) for their assistance on this project. --------------------- In memory of Lola Maria Billiones 1935 - 2018
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/Keyep60RIZw
3 2516 August, 2019
Shirakami Sanchi is a general term used to refer to the massive 130,000ha (501 square miles) mountainous land extended over Aomori and Akita prefecture. In December 1993, it became the first Japanese World Heritage Site along Yakushima in Kagoshima prefecture.
Shirakami-sanchi has become a popular spot, visited by trekking enthusiasts from all over the world. Here you can enjoy the various expressions of nature in all four seasons.
Although access to the Shirakami Sanchi World Heritage zone is limited to protect its delicate ecosystems, you can visit with a permit obtained by mail or in person.
If you want an organised tour or recommendations, visit my friends at the Akita Shirikami Tourism (@akita_shirakami_tourism) and they'll help devise something for you. ====== YT Link: https://youtu.be/0Ju30rVp3I0
1 2116 August, 2019
WASABI ICE CREAM? WHAT THE?
Japan is home to some wonderfully thought out combination of flavours. I mean, Tokyo itself is host to the most number of Michelin Star restaurants in the world so the Japanese culture must have an excellent and strict code of food taste and safety in this regards.
We drove around Akita Shirikami Sanchi and came across this. Wasabi Ice Cream!
Most of you are thinking, how could this spicy and strong root vegetable with its ability to sting the nose, be an edible ice cream itself.
Watch my video to find out how it went down!
Have you ever had any interesting ice cream?
Let me know below!
3 3215 August, 2019
One of Japan's most scenic train routes to Aomori Prefecture is by the JR Gono Line that services the Shirakami Sanchi Ranges from Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture.
The train often slows down in many areas of this Site in order to give the passengers an opportunity to take a few photos and admire the open vastness that is the Sea of Japan.
When I looked at it, the most prominent thing that caught my eye was the sun breaking through the clouds.
People use this route to travel to the Aoike and the Jyuni station where you are able to view the 12 lakes of Aomori Prefecture.
Holders of the JR line are able to access this inclusive of the cost of the pass.
If you want to drive, you are able to take advantage of the many stops in the area that would help relax and appreciate more of the journey that you are on, especially in the land of the rising sun.
I hope you enjoy this video.
If you have any questions, please feel free to make contact with my friends at the Akita Shirikami Tourism Agency, they will be able to arrange guides and recommendations for you.
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/3F5-JeRkTQk
There's also a Bamboo Forest in Tokyo that is quieter than that of Arashiyama!! Things to typically see in Kamakura include - Bamboo Forest at Hokokuji Temple
- Big Buddha
- Grand Kannon and the Caves
- Enoshima Beach
1.Whilst you are able to purchase a pass, if you get there early enough, I would recommend renting a bicycle and exploring Kamakura so you can explore places not seen or missed on public transport.
2. It takes around 1.5 hours from Central Tokyo but definitely worth the day trip should you have the time.
3. Finish the day with a good bowl of Ramen at the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum.
I haven't done any food videos for a while so I am thankful for my healthy and hearty collaboration with Tokyo by Food (@tokyobyfood), a platform that provides many food tours and food related experience from Japan and beyond.
This is a short spill for my recent participation in their Soba Making Class in which we were tasked to create our own handmade and healthy Soba from scratch.
It was interesting to learn the history of Soba and creating this dish was equally as impressive.
What I particularly liked about Tokyo By Food is that they donate a part of their proceeds to feed Children in Cambodia and recently been awarded by OneWorld, an organisation that recognises humanitarian work. -----------------------------------
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