Seaworld's Bell 500 helicopter beginning a joy flight. Seaworld. Queensland Holiday,  1979.

Queensland Holiday, 1979

A family holiday with Mum, Dad, Stuart and Jo. The first shoot using my new Practica LTL3 and the first time flying.

Rather than drive up it was decided to fly and save about four days of travelling in the car; and it was the first I’d been in a plane. I recall the amazing acceleration at take off that I’d never experienced before and the fascination with actually flying. It’s easy to understand the enthusiasm of those first aviation pioneers.

Gilltraps Auto Museum

One of the highlights was a visit to Gilltraps Auto Museum (or spelt “Giltraps”). The museum was unique in that rather than being static exhibits many of the cars were started and demonstrated by the guide.

The museum was started in 1959 and probably closed in the 1980’s.

Too Much Sun

One reason why the photo count is low is because I went for a long walk along the beach to Southport (about 3km). I ended up stuck in the unit with very sore and burnt legs for about 3 days unable to walk more then a few steps. Got to be sun smart next time!

The Photos

One of the first shoots taken with the Practica LTL3. The monochrome shots were developed in the “laundry” dark room. Colour processing was more trouble than it was worth back then.

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