The Outback, Fly Veils, and other Veils (Happy Anniversary!)

Mayne Range, Diamantina NP, Outback Australia
Mayne Range, Diamantina NP, Outback Australia

Visit the Australian Outback in the warmer months, especially after rain and most likely a billion flies will join you.

And yes, I meant a couple of billion.

It is a funny occurrence, they turn up at the crack of dawn, literally, and as the sun shimmies below the western horizon in the late afternoon they disappear, seemingly from the face of the earth.

Mates hanging out in the outback - with fly nets
Mates hanging out in the outback – with fly nets (only girls wear veils!)

I’ve often pondered where do they go…

Personally, I try to ignore them, which is hard when they crawl all over your face, up your nostrils, and heaven forbid, don’t breathe through your mouth, lest you want some additional protein for breakfast.

TomO - Outback Australia
TomO – Outback Australia

Strewth, I hope I haven’t painted a picture that turns you away from visiting, after all we do like to share the experience of the never ending outback!

A never ending sky kissing the parched red earth in the far off distance…

But don’t worry, we have a solution, a veil, a fly veil that you can put over your head, and bingo, they’re out of your face!

Crikey, speaking of veils and kissing, 29 years ago today Janet was wearing a beautiful veil and lovely dress as we walked down the aisle together. Talk about a radiant bride who has blossomed into the kindest and most beautiful person you could ever be lucky enough to meet… 😉

She was literally the girl next door, how’s that hey!

Happy anniversary sweetie!

Janet and Baz
Janet and Baz
photos: Baz, The Landy

37 thoughts on “The Outback, Fly Veils, and other Veils (Happy Anniversary!)

  1. sweetlybalanced May 7, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! and I LOVE that pic of TomO!! Adorable! 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy May 7, 2013 / 9:34 pm

      Crikey, and believe it or not that was 8 years ago…he becomes a teenager tomorrow, 13! He’s still adorable, just don’t tell him… 😉


  2. Carol Page-Potter May 6, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    Congratulations on 29 years! Loved your first pic on this post, beautiful skies.


    • Baz - The Landy May 7, 2013 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks…and yes, near Mayne Range, Diamantina National Park, far western Queensland (Outback!!!)


  3. analoggirlworld May 6, 2013 / 6:19 pm

    Your photos always make me want to visit Australia!

    Btw, your love for your wife is so awesome 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy May 6, 2013 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you, Janet is a wonderful person!

      And yeah, come on down to Australia, you’ll love it…Cheers Baz


  4. The Guat May 6, 2013 / 10:53 am

    Happy Anniversary my friend. Hope it was a good one 🙂


  5. sarahsdoodles May 6, 2013 / 7:34 am

    Happy anniversary! Oh, and that net TomO is wearing? Woah. The flies MUST be bad!!


    • Baz - The Landy May 6, 2013 / 8:18 am

      Almost carry the little bloke away they would!



  6. honeydidyouseethat? May 6, 2013 / 6:50 am

    Ahhh Happy Anniversary. BTW, on one of our visits, we headed north of Perth to Monkey Mia (?) Oh my God the freakin’ flies!


    • Baz - The Landy May 6, 2013 / 8:13 am

      Yes, we spread them around, gawd knows there is enough of them at times!


  7. barbara grandberg May 5, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    ewwww to the flies…..and…..

    happy anniversary :}


    • Baz - The Landy May 5, 2013 / 10:25 pm

      Thanks BG…and I hope it is all settling down in your part of the world…


  8. kiwiskan May 5, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    Congratulations! And a lovely post as well 🙂


  9. May 5, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    When can I come when there ARE NO FLIES please Baz?


    • Baz - The Landy May 5, 2013 / 3:11 pm

      In the cooler months, or when there is no rain! But don’t worry, you’d be right, even use a fly net, or learn the Aussie Salute…! 🙂


      • May 6, 2013 / 7:23 am

        What is the Aussie Salute??


      • Baz - The Landy May 6, 2013 / 8:14 am

        Wave your hand frantically in front of your face to keep the little blighters away! 🙂


      • May 6, 2013 / 8:43 am

        HAHA! We do that here in Phila tooooo :☽Philly Phanatic!


  10. Katie May 5, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Good to learn of the latest fashion trends there. I wonder if those work on mosquitos? 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy May 5, 2013 / 3:09 pm

      Oh for sure…strewth, we have ’em so big they’d suck you dry in an instant! 😉


  11. Mary Strong-Spaid May 5, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    29 years ago, and what a wonderful adventure your lives have been!
    Happy Anniversary!
    About those flies. Crikey! it’s nice to have friends and everything, but a couple of billion flies is a few friends too many.


    • Baz - The Landy May 5, 2013 / 1:12 pm


      And yes, amazing little things, but you’re right, far too many!


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