Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 8:47 pm

Tortoise wrote:And not obviously a confined space? :wink:


Only the cylinder is a confined space. The rectangle on top is un-designated, and has a separate lock, so you can treat it as unconfined.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 11:25 pm

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This sign must be true, because the sign itself has suffered from rockfall. Golden Stairs path, Blue Mountains.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Lophophaps » Mon 18 Jul, 2016 7:46 pm

This thread is worth framing. The two pictures below are back to back. There's a tiny sweet zone between them.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Mon 18 Jul, 2016 8:46 pm

The bottom line of this sign always cracks me up:

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Why did they not just put an English translation at the bottom of the sign? For the record, the other languages say "Bush Walking Trails. If not with experienced walkers, do not step past warning signs." This sign is five minutes' walk from the bottom of the Scenic Railway, Katoomba.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby puredingo » Tue 19 Jul, 2016 9:18 pm

I guess English speaking tourist just have to take their chances??
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Lophophaps » Tue 19 Jul, 2016 9:56 pm

puredingo wrote:I guess English speaking tourist just have to take their chances??


LOL! What about Australians?
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Tue 19 Jul, 2016 11:31 pm

I think this sign is from the Six Foot Track, but they are all over the place wherever the NSW Department of Lands touched the bush around 1980.

The male silhouette I understand, but what's with the female silhouette? The bit at the top that points right - is that a beak, or is it some weird kind of rain bonnet that stretches back enough to cover her backpack (if she was wearing one). Or does she just have a head like a mis-shapen acorn? And what's with the female's arms and legs? The male looks as if he's striding forwards purposefully, but the female looks as if she's twirling around, about to head off in the opposite direction.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Tue 19 Jul, 2016 11:58 pm

Digging through my photos, I think I see a pattern.

In this photo and the previous photo, the man is the one with the stick. In both cases the man is also the one with the hat and the one with the backpack. Both times, the woman is wearing a dress. Seriously, when did you last see a woman wearing a dress in the bush?

Again, there's something weird about the woman's head. Either she has a very odd hairdo, the type that is always getting caught in the undergrowth, or else she is "twofaced", with a second face looking backwards.

I also like the generalised command "Do not go for a walk without a map". Anyway, this sign is from a forest park in Tenerife.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby peregrinator » Wed 20 Jul, 2016 12:42 pm

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Might be more appropriate in the Great Sandy Desert than the Otway National Park, a generally moist part of Victoria.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Lophophaps » Wed 20 Jul, 2016 1:24 pm

Holy signpost Batman! LOL. The following is not bushwalking. On a river in a city was a sign "Slow down Barge ahead".
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Wed 20 Jul, 2016 7:29 pm

The top part of the following sign obviously prohibits cycling. What do you think the bottom half is trying to prohibit?

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Lizzy » Wed 20 Jul, 2016 9:31 pm

No hanging sheets in trees?????
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Wed 20 Jul, 2016 10:44 pm

Close enough, Lizzy! The sign was at a beach, and accompanying words say "No hanging clothing or towels on the trees".
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Thu 21 Jul, 2016 7:20 pm

If they hadn't put the sign there, I wouldn't have had to endanger myself by stopping there to read the sign! From the Grand Canyon walking track near Blackheath.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby lseries92 » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 10:17 am

I saw this sign on the walk back into Oban after finishing the Rakiura Track in 2010. Looking at Google Maps Streetview it is still there too (although they have increased their car/truck wreck collection).

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby J M » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 2:03 pm

That reminds me of the sign near the start of the Bon Accord Spur heading up to Feathertop. All tongue in cheek I'm sure..... :shock:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Snowzone » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 4:16 pm

J M wrote:That reminds me of the sign near the start of the Bon Accord Spur heading up to Feathertop. All tongue in cheek I'm sure..... :shock:

I was thinking of that one while going through the thread. Here is another from the same area...
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Very specific with the types of natural hazards.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 8:14 pm

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There are some unusual hazards in the bush. "Cracks on the ground surface may appear without notice". From Hassans Walls Reserve, on the last segment (Mt Victoria to Lithgow) of my Blue Mountains crossing.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby north-north-west » Sun 24 Jul, 2016 5:54 pm

J M wrote:That reminds me of the sign near the start of the Bon Accord Spur heading up to Feathertop. All tongue in cheek I'm sure..... :shock:

Thank you. I never got a photo of that and have regretted it ever since.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sun 24 Jul, 2016 7:39 pm

From the Kepler Track a few years back....
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby LachlanB » Sun 24 Jul, 2016 9:14 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:From the Kepler Track a few years back....


I saw that one on the Kepler Track too. Made my day!
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby peregrinator » Sun 24 Jul, 2016 9:41 pm

J M wrote:That reminds me of the sign near the start of the Bon Accord Spur heading up to Feathertop. All tongue in cheek I'm sure..... :shock:


Are you sure that you're sure? The tree bearing the sign looks slightly tortured. Some kind of stigmata?
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby J M » Sun 24 Jul, 2016 10:33 pm

Are you sure that you're sure? The tree bearing the sign looks slightly tortured. Some kind of stigmata?


Hmmm the tree does look pretty tortured by the sign, maybe they weren't joking! Anyone heading up Feathertop soon feel like taking one for the forum and shortening their walk by a corner? Say, the last corner of the track? :lol:
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Sun 24 Jul, 2016 11:05 pm

You want a tree that's tortured by a sign? How about this one...

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I'm sure that sign once said something important. From the Victoria Falls Walking Track, Blue Mountains.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Mon 25 Jul, 2016 7:52 pm

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Now you know what to do if you see a pelican beside the Torrens River.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby ribuck » Wed 27 Jul, 2016 1:07 am

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The old "bee in the water tap" trick!

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Stroller » Thu 28 Jul, 2016 10:25 am

I haven't got a photo but wanted to share anyway.

On tour with my bicycle, I always have to suppress a giggle when i pass a "reduce speed" sign.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Lophophaps » Thu 28 Jul, 2016 11:15 am

Stroller wrote:On tour with my bicycle, I always have to suppress a giggle when i pass a "reduce speed" sign.


Agree. I have another problem. A sign may say 100 kph, but I'm struggling to reach that on my bicycle. On the recent Tour de France one rider reached 130 kph. Yikes! Here's a sign at a servo on the way to a trip.
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Re: Interesting Signs in the wilderness.

Postby Snowzone » Thu 28 Jul, 2016 12:50 pm

Lophophaps wrote:
Stroller wrote:On tour with my bicycle, I always have to suppress a giggle when i pass a "reduce speed" sign.


Agree. I have another problem. A sign may say 100 kph, but I'm struggling to reach that on my bicycle. On the recent Tour de France one rider reached 130 kph. Yikes! Here's a sign at a servo on the way to a trip.
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Hmm in the right order if the food is that bad...
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