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The Cairns Baseball League

Fields and Diamonds

 

There are two fields situated in Nautilus Street Trinity Beach
One has lights ...... and both are fully fenced

 

PHOTOS

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Formation of the Cairns Baseball League

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to read an interview with Ken Norman

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1980 to 2000

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2001

Entrance - entry to the grounds - and some of the tropical gardens - Wednesday 24th January 2001

Entrance - The entry again - and part of the batting cage - Wednesday 24th January 2001

Groundsman - Reg Stein - the groundsman, with the ride-on mower

Diamond One - view from home plate --- view from second base

Diamond One Grandstands and Scorer's Box - Phil McKinnon painting the grandstands - scorer's box in the background - April 2001

Diamond One Mound - Sharon and Peter Thompson checking the heighth of the mounds - Wednesday 4th April 2001

Diamond One Lights - "Huge" cherry-picker hired to assist in checking and repairing the lights - April 2001

The Clubhouse - Warren Flanigan repairing the gutters on the canteen block - April 2001

Batting Cage - The batting cage - Monday 2nd April 2001 - and it was a wet day!!!

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2002

Diamond One - Diamond One - looking from home plate to right-centrefield - ??? click here to find out why this photo was taken ???

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2004

Diamond One Spectator Mound - The spectator-viewing mound on Diamond One - lots of landscaping and changes - three photos - Sunday 7th March 2004

Diamond Two Grandstand - Diamond Two - a grand-stand built by Geoff during 1992 and dedicated to Tanya and Brett!!! - Tuesday 19th October 2004
---------------page updated on Saturday 9th May 2015 - added six more photos - preservation of the "special post" !!
---------------page updated on Tuesday 19th May 2015 - added three more photos - the garden area
---------------page updated on Tuesday 29th November 2016 - added five more photos including the "special post" - facebook comments and emails
---------------page updated on Sunday 11th December 2016 - added all the details on Our $500.00 Donation to The Cairns Baseball League

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2005

The following photos were taken on Thursday 8th December 2005

NOTE - Cairns hasn't seen any rain for months and you will notice this in the shots below with the
"brown" outfields ... however, both the diamonds are irrigated and are the right colour for grass - "green"

Car Park - photo #01

Venue Sign - photo #01 ... photo #02

Entrance - photo #01

The Clubhouse - photo #01

Batting Cage - photo #01

Diamond One Scorer's Box - photo #01

Diamond One Spectator Mound - photo #01

Diamond Two across to Diamond One - photo #01

Diamond One - photo #01 ... photo #02 ... photo #03 ... photo #04 ... photo #05 ... photo #06 ... photo #07 ... photo #08
..........................leftfield 337 feet - centrefield 360 feet - rightfield 337 feet

Diamond Two - photo #01 ... photo #02 ... photo #03 ... photo #04
..........................leftfield 340 feet - centrefield 378 feet - rightfield 340 feet

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2007

Eleven great photos !!
Ready for the new season!!! - improvements made to the diamonds for the 2007 season - areas included are the 'pathetic no smoking' signs, home run fence, batting cage, bullpens, and the two playing diamonds/mounds - eleven photos - Thursday 26th July 2007

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2009

This video was taken on Sunday 12th July 2009


video address = http://www.ronebergcairns.com/0video58.flv

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Taken from behind the fields
the video opposite shows
Diamond Two
and then pans across to
Diamond One
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The Clubhouse

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2009 / 2010
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Click on the photo below to see the major changes to Diamond One from September 2009

NOTE #01 - these albumns include 212 x photos and 7 x videos

NOTE #02 - the final update was added on Friday 16th April 2010

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2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013

The Baseball Complex ... Entry Signs
This page includes the entry signs from 1991 and 2005 - it also shows the damage due to Cyclone Yasi in February 2011 ... and the new sign to replace it - six photos - Wednesday 25th May 2011

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The Baseball Complex ... Aerial Views
On Wednesday 1st June 2011, the outfield lights on Diamond One were replaced and updated - while working at the top of one of the poles, a contractor snapped a few photos of the Complex and the surrounds - also included are shots of Trinity Beach Road ... and our home of twenty six years!! - there are twelve photos on this page and they can only be described as MAGNIFICENT!! - have a look!!

The Baseball Complex ... Aerial Views
Replacing globes and repairs to the lights needed to be done - and naturally, while the cherry picker was working, more aerial photos were taken from the tops of the poles - there are shots from the outfield looking in and the infield looking out over Trinity Beach - this page includes thirteen photos of which three are panoramic shots and, like the ones above, they can only be described as MAGNIFICENT!! - have a look!! - Saturday 6th April 2013

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The Baseball Complex ... Trees and Gardens ... Entrance and Between the Fields
Planted back in the late 1980's by Geoff and Sharon Roneberg, the trees near the entrance to the complex and those bewteen the two fields needed a 'bit of sorting out'!! - some were growing under other trees, and others were simply unnecessary and in the way of garden beds that Leon Nelson, the Grounds Controller, wanted to now establish - working bees were held during January and February 2013 and lots of pruning and tree felling was completed - click here to see a series of over ninety photos taken during the work, including a spectacular shot of what has become known as "Sharon's Tree"
---------------page updated on Thursday 14th March 2013 - added one more photo - planting has begun in the gardens between the diamonds
---------------page updated on Saturday 13th April 2013 - added four more photos - another garden bed which has been filled with soil

The Baseball Complex ... Trees and Gardens ... Entrance
Following the above work on the trees and palms near the entrance, garden beds have now been established around three groups of trees - each has been edged with sleepers and the gardens are being filled with soil - here we see the initial work, with the sleepers in place and Leon has started adding the soil - eleven photos - Tuesday 19th March 2013
---------------page updated on Saturday 13th April 2013 - added seven more photos - filling the garden beds with soil

The Baseball Complex ... Trees and Gardens ... Entrance
The large palm tree near the Diamond One first base dugout has been given a 'haircut' - four photos - during a working bee on Saturday 29th June 2013

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Diamond One ... Home Run Fence ... Perimeter Fence
A brand new +2 metre high fence ... which goes all the way from dugout to dugout !! - while this fence was being constructed, new bullpen areas on both the first base and third base sides were incorporated - the result looks fabulous !! - this page has links to ninety nine photos and these have been divided into various sections - the fence was completed during early November 2010
---------------page updated on Friday 19th November 2010 - added two more photos - Sponsors Signs have been moved to Diamond Two

Diamond One ... Home Run Fence ... Green Mesh
The +2 metre high fence looks great ... but the home run part of it lacked 'definition' - it was decided to hang green fence mesh along this part and the result is TERRIFIC!! - the photos show the effect perfectly - seven photos - at the moment, just over half the fence is finished and this was done during a Working Bee on Sunday 27th March 2011
---------------page updated on Saturday 9th April 2011 - added six more photos including a panoramic - the mesh / fence is now finished
---------------page updated on Sunday 22nd May 2011 - added six more photos - the field dimension signs are now in place - sponsor details

Diamond One ... Home Run Fence ... Perimeter Fence
Wallaby's have taken a liking to the lush green grass on this field ... and that is resulting in an awful mess as you can imagine!! - the fence is too high to jump so they are digging under it - old fishing net was cut to size and this was hung along the bottom of the fence and then pegged to the ground - six photos - taken during a working bee on Saturday 28th July 2012

Diamond One ... Home Run Fence ... Sponsor's Signs
New sponsors and their signs are being organised and at the moment there are six hanging on this fence - seven photos - and this page was last updated on Tuesday 25th September 2012

Diamond One ... Home Run Fence ... Green Mesh
Due to some recent 'wild weather' in Cairns, the mesh had been blown off the fence - this was repaired and rehung and here are five photos taken during a working bee on Saturday 9th February 2013

Diamond One ... Home Run Fence ... Top Rail
The top rail has been given a coat of bright yellow paint - eleven photos - taken during a working bee on Saturday 29th June 2013

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Diamond One ... Replacing and Updating the Lights
During Cyclone Yasi in February this year, a couple of the light heads were spun around and these needed to be fixed - and the opportunity was taken to replace and update all the lights on the four outfield poles - this page includes photos from the start of the work until the lights were turned on in the early evening ... and it is a great series of thirty two photos!! - the work was done on Wednesday 1st June 2011

Diamond One ... Replacing Globes / Repairing the Lights
Five globes were not working so a cherry picker and an electrician were organised to get them fixed before the start of the 2013 Season - however, there was an unknown "feathered friend" problem which meant that nothing really happened!! - this page includes emails to the League Executive along with seventeen great photos - the work was done on Saturday 6th April 2013

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Diamond One ... Foul Poles
The field is almost ready for action - one of the jobs remaining to do is the erection of the Foul Poles down each of the lines - there were some unused poles near Diamond Two - these are in perfect condition and it was decided to reuse them - but first they had to be dug out and this page includes twenty six photos showing this job from start to finish - Saturday 19th February 2011
---------------page updated on Sunday 27th March 2011 - added two more photos - topping up the holes with sand

Diamond One ... Foul Poles
As you've seen above, the poles have been dug out of the ground - and there is a big lump of concrete on each one ... and this has to go!! - Geoff and Sharon borrowed a sledgehammer and started swinging till the job was done - twenty nine photos, including 'before' and 'after' shots - Sunday 20th February 2011

Diamond One ... Foul Poles
Two poles had to be made from the three - one was cut in half and these sections were welded to the other two - and also mesh needs to be added to the 'fair ball' side of each pole - there are six photos on this page showing this work being done - Saturday 9th April 2011
---------------page updated on Saturday 30th April 2011 - added six more photos - cleaning up the poles and applying the etch primer
---------------page updated on Thursday 5th May 2011 - added two more photos - fitting the side screens
---------------page updated on Friday 6th May 2011 - added eight more photos - the top coat goes on and they are finished

Diamond One ... Foul Poles
During today's Working Bee, the finished poles were carried out to left and rightfield where holes had been dug - the crane arrived and they were lifted into the holes and concreted into position - and they look terrific!! - a great addition to the field - there are twenty eight photos on this page - Saturday 7th May 2011
---------------page updated on Tuesday 10th May 2011 - added one more photo - looking down the first base line during the late afternoon

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Diamond One ... Backnet
The framework for an extension to the height of the backnet was erected a few years ago - a piece of netting was finally found and this has now been hung - thirteen photos - Saturday 7th May 2011

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Diamond One ... Batter's Boxes / Catcher's Box / Mound
In an effort to stop holes being dug, coir mats have been placed just under the surface of the mound where the pitcher's foot lands - the page shows the pattern of how the mats were laid in this high wear area - seven photos - Saturday 18th June 2011
---------------page updated on Wednesday 6th July 2011 - added six more photos - a thick rubber mat and astro turf are now under the catcher's box
---------------page updated on Sunday 10th July 2011 - added one more photo - both the catcher's box and the mound are performing perfectly
---------------page updated on Friday 11th May 2012 - added four more photos - repairs and replacing the coir mats in the mound

Diamond One ... Batter's Boxes / Catcher's Box / Mound
Due to normal wear and tear, both of these areas needed maintenance - the righthanded batting box needed more unfired clay bricks and some of the coir mats in the mound had worn out - a check was made of the astro turf in the catcher's box, but this was still in perfect condition - nine photos - taken during a working bee on Saturday 28th July 2012

Diamond One ... On-Deck Batter's Boxes
By the end of each season, these two areas turn into patches of "churned up dust"!! - it was decided to update them with circles of astro turf ... and the result is perfect!! - three photos - during September 2012

Diamond One ... Mound
Above is a note from June 2011 saying that coir mats were added to the mound to try and stop holes being dug - these were quite successful but they broke up very quickly and left bits of 'rope' all over the mound - it was decided to try an astro turf mat and it was placed in the mound on Saturday 12th January 2013 - eight photos taken during the work
---------------page updated on Saturday 9th February 2013 - added two more photos - following a social game on Friday night - the mat looks okay!!
---------------page updated on Saturday 29th June 2013 - added two more photos - adjustments and repairs to the astro turf

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Diamond One ... Infield Grass Edges
Over the season the grass has grown ... quite a lot !! - and the edges had become overgrown ... also quite a lot !! - Grand Final Day is being held on Sunday 24th October and the field needs to be in 'pristine condition' - the edges were cut back and these seventeen photos show both the 'before' and 'after' looks ... a dramatic difference !! - Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st October 2010

Diamond One ... Infield / Outfield Grass Edges
Just like above, this edge had become overgrown during the season ... also quite a lot !! - there wasn't time to do it before Grand Final Day but it was done soon after - there are thirteen photos on this page which show both the 'before' and 'after' looks ... another dramatic difference !! - there is also a chart showing the measurements used - Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th October 2010

Diamond One ... Infield / Outfield Grass Edges ... Skinned Tracks and Playing Area
The running tracks and infield skinned areas were completed during September 2009 and since that time, the bauxite and underlayers have compacted - and also some has washed or blown away - this has resulted in a 'step / ridge' between the bauxite and the grass - it was becoming too much ... in places, it was at least the diameter of a baseball !! - it was decided to sweep up the bauxite, spread out crusher dust and then respread the bauxite - this page shows the work to be done, the crusher dust being delivered and the bauxite being swept up - twenty two photos - Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th May 2012

Diamond One ... Infield / Outfield Grass Edges ... Skinned Tracks and Playing Area
Continuing on from the above page, these photos show the spreading and levelling of the crusher dust, rolling all the edges around the skinned area, and then the bauxite being respread - the field was then heavily watered - and the batter's boxes were permanently marked ... and now the diamond is ready for the first games of the 2012 Cairns Baseball League Season!! - twenty four photos - Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May 2012

Diamond One ... Infield Grass ... Scarification
"Scarifying an area is the process of removing the excess build up of dead turf leaves and decaying roots from your lawn" - and for the first time ever, this process was carried out!! - a machine was borrowed from the Paradise Palms Golf Club and with their Greenskeeper's advice and assistance, the infield grass was treated, cleaned up, fertilized and watered - this page includes more details on the process along with fifteen 'start-to-finish' photos - Tuesday 19th March 2013

Diamond One ... Infield / Outfield Grass Edges
Tidying up these edges is an on-going job and they were once again trimmed back today - six photos - during a working bee on Saturday 29th June 2013

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Diamond One ... Third Base Cutout Area
Due to wear marks occurring during the 2010 season, the cutout area at third base was increased - this page shows the 'before' and 'after' looks - plus a couple of shots of Sharon raking the field!! - four photos - Wednesday 26th January 2011

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Diamond One ... First Base Bullpen
Starting to demolish the old mound and bullpen and a close up look at the new area - four photos - Saturday 4th December 2010
---------------page updated on Saturday 11th December 2010 - added two more photos - erecting the timber surrounds for the new mound
---------------page updated on Saturday 12th February 2011 - added four more photos - an extension to the fence behind the pitcher
---------------page updated on Sunday 27th March 2011 - added five more photos - building the new double mound

Diamond One ... First Base Bullpen
Measuring and marking out the two catcher's box areas - these will be concreted and covered in astro turf - four photos - Monday 28th March 2011
---------------page updated on Friday 6th May 2011 - added five more photos - fitting the pitcher's plates and blocks
---------------page updated on Saturday 7th May 2011 - added eleven more photos - shaping the front of the mound and digging holes for the backnet

Diamond One ... First Base Bullpen
The two catcher's box areas have been dug out and the concrete slabs have been poured - nine photos - Friday 20th May 2011
---------------page updated on Sunday 22nd May 2011 - added ten more photos - dressing up the bullpen with crusher dust - astro turf and backnets

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Diamond One ... Third Base Bullpen
Cleaned up and reshaped ready for the new season - two photos taken before the new fence was erected - Wednesday 14th April 2010
---------------page updated during November 2010 - this bullpen area has now been completely upgraded

Diamond One ... Third Base Bullpen
A look at the new pullpen area ... but with the old mound - three photos - Saturday 4th December 2010
---------------page updated on Saturday 11th December 2010 - added two more photos - erecting the timber surrounds for the new mound
---------------page updated on Saturday 11th December 2010 - added three more photos - giving the bullpen a clean up
---------------page updated on Wednesday 26th January 2011 - added seven more photos - removing the dividing fence ready for the new one

Diamond One ... Third Base Bullpen
Building the new double mound - and road base was used and this was covered with a layer of clay - nine photos - Sunday 27th March 2011
---------------page updated on Monday 28th March 2011 - added three more photos - marking out the two catcher's boxes
---------------page updated on Saturday 9th April 2011 - added seven more photos - adding the pitcher's plates and shaping the mound

Diamond One ... Third Base Bullpen
The fence dividing the bullpen from the playing fence has been started - holes have been dug and the posts concreted in place - secondhand fence mesh has also been organised ready to be hung - plus backnet frames have been erected behind each of the catchers - twenty photos - Sunday 1st May 2011
---------------page updated on Saturday 7th May 2011 - added two more photos - fitting the pitcher's blocks and a general cleanup
---------------page updated on Sunday 8th May 2011 - added three more photos - the fence mesh has now been hung

Diamond One ... Third Base Bullpen
The two catcher's box areas have been dug out and the concrete slabs have been poured - nine photos - Friday 20th May 2011
---------------page updated on Sunday 22nd May 2011 - added six more photos - dressing up the bullpen with crusher dust and astro turf

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Diamond One ... Dugouts and Scorer's Box ... Painting
A much needed coat of paint has been given to these three buildings - this link will take you to a page showing all the work completed during these two Working Bees - and it includes twenty photos of the dugouts and scorer's box - Saturdays 3rd and 10th March 2012

Diamond One ... Dugouts and Scorer's Box
These dugouts now have astro turf floors and a shade screens across the front - the scorer's box also had the same material laid on the floor - fourteen photos which include 'before-and-after' shots - taken during a working bee on Saturday 28th July 2012

Diamond One ... Dugouts / Field ... Water Connection
Although there is a bore connection, a mains water supply was not available to the dugouts for the players - in addition, this connection will also be very handy for between game maintenance on the field - pipe was purchased and trenches dug and the work was organised during a working bee on Saturday 12th January 2013

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Diamond One ... Scoreboard
This scoreboard was in need of a repaint - this was done and new letter stickers were organised - four photos - Tuesday 13th April 2010
---------------page updated on Sunday 22nd May 2011 - added seven more photos - after over twelve months, the scoreboard is finished

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Diamond One ... Spectator Mound ... Maintenance
The steps leading to this area had become a 'death trap'!! - urgently needed maintenance!! - this page has before-and-after shots of the work that was done - five photos - Wednesday 14th April 2010

Diamond One ... Spectator Mound ... Painting
The retaining wall for the spectator mound needed a mould clean up followed by a new paint job - this link will take you to a page showing all the work completed during these two Working Bees - and it includes sixteen photos of the wall being pressure cleaned and then painted - Saturdays 3rd and 10th March 2012

Diamond One ... Grandstands ... Painting
These had not been painted since 2001 - this link will take you to a page showing all the work completed during these two Working Bees - and it includes ten photos of this work being completed - Saturdays 3rd and 10th March 2012

Diamond One ... Grandstands ... Shifting
To make way for a "proposed beer garden area", the grandstand near the first base dugout was shifted across next to the other stand on the spectator mound on the third base side of the diamond - it is very, very heavy so how was it done?? - these twenty two photos tell the story!! - taken during a working bee on Saturday 12th January 2013

Diamond One ... Spectator Mound / Grandstands ... Painting
Another working bee was held during February 2013, and one of the stands was sanded back and then given a coat of paint - five photos

Diamond One ... Spectator Mound / Grandstands ... Shade
The two stands are now sitting together up on the mound and it's important that a bit of shade be organised for the spectators - sections of shade cloth were made up and then strung between the back of the grandstands up to the top of the backnet - this was done during a working bee in April 2013 - and there are twenty seven photos showing the work from start to finish

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Diamond One ... Proposed Beer Garden Area
This idea, put forward by the Grounds Contoller, Leon Nelson, got underway today - the shade roof is now in place and there is a series of twenty three photos showing how this was done, from repairing the roof to hanging it in position - during a working bee on Saturday 13th April 2013

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Diamond One ... General Information ... 2011
With the 2011 Season starting in two weeks, the League held a Working Bee on Sunday 27th March 2011 - and here are a couple of jobs that were done:-
#01 - to make the infield 'hard and fast', Sharon gave it a very short cut using a hand mower - and it took a long time!! - five photos
#02 - the weeds keep coming and Ritchie keeps spraying!! - two photos

---------------page updated on Saturday 7th May 2011 - added two more photos - fence repairs near the first base dugout

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Diamond One ... General Information ... 2012
And here is Geoff mowing the field during a Working Bee - two photos - Saturday 10th March 2012

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Diamond One ... General Information ... 2013
#01 - Jacinda Barclay mowing the third base bullpen and around the field during a Working Bee - five photos - Saturday 9th February 2013

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Diamond One ... The First Home Run in 2011
Who will be first to "go deep" over the new 2.30 metre high Home Run Fence?? - the answer is here!! - photos and details, including comments on Facebook and a complete copy of the Scorebook for the game - Sunday 8th May 2011

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Diamond Two ... Home Plate / Batter's Boxes / Catcher's Box / Mound / Bases / Dugouts
A lot of work and improvements have been made to Diamond One this off season ... and now it's Diamond Two's turn!! - the batter's and catcher's boxes along with the mound needed upgrading - the photos show the new 'hard' material added to these areas - and there is other maintenance required before the season gets underway ... so Sharon got out the paint and brush!! - fifteen photos - PLUS the page also includes a series of seven photos showing "Sharon with Her Shovel" - Saturday 27th March 2010
---------------page updated on Sunday 28th March 2010 - added eight more photos - cleaning up the bases and mound
---------------page updated on Wednesday 7th April 2010 - added three more photos - fitting a new pitcher's block//rubber
---------------page updated on Wednesday 14th April 2010 - added note re clay used in batters/catchers boxes and mound - see note on 27th March

Diamond Two ... Home Plate / Bases / Mound
The bases and mound had become a bit out of shape ... and the weeds were also starting to take over!! - all of these were re-marked and then the unwanted grass was poisoned - this was then chopped away by Geoff and Ritchie - and the results are very good ... the field looks terrific!! - in addition, the page includes a 'panoramic view' from centrefield and another taken from the roof of the scorer's box - there are a total of fourty five photos - Monday 27th December 2010

Diamond Two ... Bases
The 2011 Season gets underway on Sunday 10th April - it's time to level the 'skinned' areas, clean out the inground supports and put the bases back in the ground - the shots include Geoff, Sharon and Ritchie - there is also a panoramic shot of the field taken from home plate - eight photos - Sunday 27th March 2011

Diamond Two ... Batter's Boxes / Catcher's Box / Mound
Once again, material has been added to the 'high wear' areas of home plate and the mound - clay has been added to the batter's and catcher's boxes plus the pitcher's landing spot on the mound - a different type of clay has been used, and hopefully it will be more successful than what was used in March 2010 as detailed above - twenty six photos - Saturday 16th April 2011

Diamond Two ... Home Plate / Bases
A look at the batter's and catcher's boxes just before the 2011 Season Opening Day - two photos - Saturday 7th May 2011
---------------page updated on Friday 13th May 2011 - added eleven more photos - using a rotary tiller on the three bases
---------------page updated on Saturday 14th May 2011 - added six more photos - raking and watering the bases

Diamond Two ... Mound ... Astro Turf
Over the years, lots of work and improvements have been made to the mound on Diamond One ... but this one has been a bit neglected!! - it was decided to try an astro turf mat on the front to try and stop holes being dug by the pitcher's landing foot - and it was placed in the mound on Saturday 12th January 2013 - here are three photos of the mat ready to go into position
---------------page updated on Saturday 29th June 2013 - added four more photos - adjustments and repairs to the astro turf

Diamond Two ... Outfield ... Top Dressing / Fertilizing
Top dressing the outfield - a number of tracks and ridges had made sections of the surface very uneven - time for a truckload of soil which was spread over the worst effected areas, dragged and raked, and then watered in - fifteen photos - Friday 13th May 2011
---------------page updated on Thursday 28th February 2013 - added seven more photos - the oufield was given a dose of fertilizer

Diamond Two ... Field Dimensions Signs
New field dimension signs have been organised and these have now been hung on the home run fence - the sponsor details are listed and these photos show the 'before-and-after' looks - also included is a shot of the diamond looking in from rightfield - twelve photos - Sunday 22nd May 2011

Diamond Two ... Home Run Fence
The top rail has been given a coat of bright yellow paint - two photos - taken during a working bee on Saturday 29th June 2013

Diamond Two ... Dugouts ... Shade Screen
The dugouts on this field now have astro turf floors and shade screens across the front - four photos which include 'before-and-after' shots - also included are two photos looking from home plate to centrefield - taken during a working bee on Saturday 28th July 2012

Diamond Two ... Dugouts / Field ... Water Connection
Although there is a bore connection, a mains water supply was not available to the dugouts for the players - in addition, this connection will also be very handy for between game maintenance on the field - pipe was purchased and trenches dug and the work was organised during a working bee on Saturday 12th January 2013

Diamond Two ... Scorer's Box
This little room has become the meeting place for casual sex and drug use in the Trinity Beach area!! - that's okay ... but the damn idiots leave behind what would be called very dangerous items to any kids playing in and around the area - so a security gate was needed - and here are four photos taken when it was hung on Saturday 12th January 2013

Diamond Two ... Grandstands / Shade Areas
Firstly, this page includes a grandstand built by Geoff during 1992 and which is "Dedicated to Tanya and Brett" - at the same time, a shade area along the first base line was put up - both of these structures need 'urgent maintenance' - a load of timber was delivered today and work will be starting as soon as possible - six photos - Saturday 13th April 2013

Diamond Two ... Grandstands / Shade Areas
Work on rebuilding the grandstand and shade areas started today - the frame work converting the shade area has been all been completed with just the seating to be organised - sixteen photos - taken during a working bee on Saturday 29th June 2013

Diamond Two ... General Information ... 2012
A look at the field two days before the start of the 2012 Cairns Baseball League Season - two photos - Friday 11th May 2012

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Diamond Two ... "Geoff Roneberg Field"
WOW !! - and this is a Fantastic Honour !! - and simply click here to see all the details and information - during the 2011 Cairns Baseball League Season
---------------page updated on Friday 11th May 2012 - added one more photo - taken from the scorer's box
---------------page updated on Saturday 10th August 2013 - added six photos - new signs on both diamond one and diamond two
---------------page updated on Monday 29th September 2014 - Facebook posts and comments plus photos - "The Opening Ceremony"
---------------page updated on Saturday 14th January 2017 - Facebook posts and comments plus seven photos - "The Official Plaque"

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Clubhouse ... The Building ... Painting
The entire building was given a much need coat of paint - this link will take you to a page showing all the work completed during these two Working Bees - and it includes fifty one photos of the clubhouse, including all the walls and ceilings - Saturdays 3rd and 10th March 2012

Clubhouse ... The Building ... Clean Up
Old pipes and other 'junk' was being stored behind the clubhouse ... and it looked awful!! - the area was cleaned up during a working bee on Saturday 12th January 2013 - four photos

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Clubhouse ... Umpire's Room and Change Room and Showers
Finally, after many years, these rooms are getting a ceiling - the shots show the "before-and-after" looks - four photos - Sunday 21st March 2010
---------------page updated on Sunday 28th March 2010 - added five more photos
---------------page updated on Sunday 11th April 2010 - added five more photos

Clubhouse ... Umpire's Room and Change Room ... Painting
Both of these rooms have had a clean out and a coat of paint - this link will take you to a page showing all the work completed during these two Working Bees - and it includes fifteen photos of these two rooms - Saturdays 3rd and 10th March 2012

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Clubhouse ... The Canteen
During the past off season, this had turned into a "junk and storage room" which was covered in a layer of oil and grease!! - the walls, floors and every piece of equipment needed cleaning!! - and the job was tackled by Sharon, Jamie Snowdon and Tyron Hewitt - ten photos - Saturday 3rd April 2010
---------------page updated on Sunday 4th April 2010 - added six more photos - painting
---------------page updated on Monday 5th April 2010 - added four more photos - including two 'panoramic' shots

Clubhouse ... The Canteen
Lots of sheds, doors and gates means there are lots of keys - these were being kept on just a few overcrowded hooks!! - a real nuisance when trying to find a particular key - so Geoff made up a new board which is a huge improvement - two photos including the "before-and-after" looks - Monday 21st February 2011
---------------page updated on Saturday 9th April 2011 - added one more photo - another two keys added to the board
---------------page updated on Sunday 5th June 2011 - added five more photos - a look at the shop, staff and some of the food

Clubhouse ... The Canteen
It was decided to convert the unused shower area of the Clubhouse into a store room for the canteen which, due to it's size, has always had a problem with both shelf/work space and a stock storage area - the photos show the cutting of a doorway from the canteen through to the showers along with building walls between this area and the umpire's and change rooms - then shelves are erected and the stock is moved into the new store room - there are a total of fifty seven photos on these three pages - the work started on Friday 24th February 2012 --- PAGE ONE --- PAGE TWO --- PAGE THREE

Clubhouse ... The Canteen
Replacing a thin plywood bent shelf with a new stainless steel type - five photos - Wednesday 29th February 2012

Clubhouse ... The Canteen ... Cleaning
The canteen was completely stripped and thoroughly cleaned - Sharon and Leighton did the work - this link will take you to a page showing all the work completed during these two Working Bees - and it includes twenty photos of the canteen - Saturdays 3rd and 10th March 2012

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Clubhouse ... Mens and Ladies Toilets ... Painting
Both of these rooms have had a clean out and a much needed coat of paint - this link will take you to a page showing all the work completed during these two working bees - and it includes fifteen photos of these two rooms - Saturdays 3rd and 10th March 2012

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Clubhouse ... "Base Hit Bar"
A "drinking rail" has been built into the clubhouse verandah ... and what other name could it have but this!! - nine photos showing the work from start to finish along with a few Facebook Comments - built during a working bee on Saturday 29th June 2013

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The Batting Cage
This is starting to get "a neglected look" about it!! - new side screens had been fitted ... but then the work stopped!! - two photos - Saturday 6th March 2010
---------------page updated on Tuesday 9th March 2010 - added one more photo
---------------page updated on Sunday 28th March 2010 - added two more photos
---------------page updated on Sunday 4th April 2010 - added six more photos - starting to hang the roof sections
---------------page updated on Monday 5th April 2010 - added four more photos
---------------page updated on Tuesday 6th April 2010 - added two more photos - almost finished

The Batting Cage
Since it was constructed, the batting cage has had one major problem ... the floor floods!! - and this is made worse as both the batters and pitchers dig holes as they are training - eventually the cage becomes unusable - it was decided to concrete the floor so it becomes ready for all weather use - two photos on this page show how the cage looked at the end of this season - and there are another five shots showing the preparation for the pouring of the slabe - Wednesday 10th November 2010
---------------page updated on Thursday 11th November 2010 - added seventeen more photos - the concrete floor is now finished

The Batting Cage
Astro turf had been purchased by the League a few years ago and was being stored at Ritchie and Karen Mounsey's home - this was transported to the fields, cut into the sections required, and has now been laid in the cage ... and it looks terrific!! - there are twenty photos on this page, showing the move and installation - plus there is a nice FairyTale to read - Tuesday 30th November 2010
---------------page updated on Thursday 2nd December 2010 - added six more photos - the cage is now finished and ready for use

The Batting Cage
Two signs have now been hung from the batting cage - and these are "In Appreciation" to Ric and Roz Doo for their assistance to the Cairns Baseball League - six photos - Sunday 22nd May 2011

The Batting Cage
The mesh roof had began to sink / fall ... due to kids climbing up the sides and then using the top as a trampoline!! - new support ropes were installed and these have raised the roof to the right height - three photos - taken during a working bee on Saturday 28th July 2012

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The Reg Stein Equipment Storage Shed
This shed is used for mower and equipment storage and was four metres by three meteres in size - the four metre width stays the same, but it has been extended to over ten metres in length!! - the extensions started during February 2010 - there are ten photos on this page, with more to come as the work continues - these shots also include a photo of Reg, who was a long-time-groundsman for the League - page started on Sunday 21st February 2010
---------------page updated on Thursday 4th March 2010 - added four more photos - the roof is on
---------------page updated on Saturday 20th March 2010 - added one more photo
---------------page updated on Wednesday 24th March 2010 - added three more photos - doors have been fitted
---------------page updated on Tuesday 30th March 2010 - added nine more photos - CrossFit Equipment Shed
---------------page updated on Wednesday 7th April 2010 - added four more photos - the Shed is now organised

The Reg Stein Equipment Storage Shed
The shed was finished and initially set up back in April 2010 - since then, a wall had to be knocked down to make room for the new rideon mower ... plus the shed had started looking like a rubbish dump!! - fortunately part of a new shelving system was donated to the League, who then purchased the rest to make a terrific storage area - this page has eleven photos, which show the 'before' and 'after' looks - Wednesday 3rd November 2010

The Reg Stein Equipment Storage Shed
When this shed was enlarged back in February 2010, a small 'extra shed' was built to store gear belonging to The Benchmark Crossfit Trinity Beach group, a number of whom are baseball players!! - Leon Nelson, the present Ground Controller, wanted this area to store things like fuel, fertilisers, poisons, paint, etc so an agreement was reached where he would take over this smaller shed and the larger one would be divided to make an area for the CrossFit gear - a wall needed to be erected and all the equipment shifted - it has worked out perfectly for both Baseball and CrossFit - this page includes twenty photos, a number of which are "before-and-after" shots - Wednesday 19th December 2012
---------------page updated on Sunday 31st March 2013 - added twelve more photos - following alterations to the CrossFit Equipment Shed

The Reg Stein Equipment Storage Shed
The baseball equipment side of the shed has been sorted out and organised - plus there are four photos showing a work bench that was erected during a working bee on Saturday 13th April 2013

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Back Field ... Pre-Game Warm Up and Training Area
Over the last couple of months, Cairns weather has been rain followed by Cyclone Yasi folled by more rain!! - the Back Field is 'under water' and mumerous f**kheads have used it to demonstrate just how big of an idiot they are!! - wheel ruts have completely damaged the field ... including some massive machine which recently crossed and dug huge trenches - the page includes photos of the damage along with a panoramic shot looking back to the Clubhouse - Friday 18th February 2011
---------------page updated on Monday 28th February 2011 - added four more photos - another set of tracks across this Field

Back Field ... Pre-Game Warm Up and Training Area
This page shows major damage across the centre of the Field - after entering the grounds, a vehicle got bogged while trying to leave and the resulting tracks are massive!! - very long and very deep!! - there are six photos on this page which were taken on Saturday 5th March 2011, the day after the f**khead visited

Back Field ... Pre-Game Warm Up and Training Area ... Mowing
Although no longer used due to the above damage, this area still needs to be maintained in accordance with the Cairns Council Lease Agreement - who is driving the mower?? - seven photos - during a working bee on Saturday 29th June 2013

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General ... Mower #01 ... Rover '45' Reel Model
This mower was purchased using the funds raised during a "Very Special Event" which was held at the Complex during the 2010 Barrier Reef Tournament - the page includes details of what the fundraising was all about along with thirteen photos - there are also shots and videos of the mower along with the Owner's Manual - during August 2010

General ... Mower #02 ... Another 'BIGGER' Machine
The League has purchased a secondhand rideon mower - it is a John Deere Model Number 1565 Series 11 ... and it has a massive seventy-two inch cutting width!! - the page includes details on the mower, full specifications and six photos - the machine was delivered on Friday 17th September 2010
---------------page updated on Monday 6th December 2010 - added complete Service and Maintenance requirements
---------------page updated on Monday 6th December 2010 - added five more photos - the mower deck has been reconditioned

General ... Mower #03 ... A Brand New Rideon
It is time for a new machine ... and here it is - John Deere Model EZtrack Z425 with a fourty-eight inch Cutting Deck - the page includes complete details on the mower, full specifications and a number of photos - the machine was delivered on Tuesday 17th July 2012
---------------page updated on Sunday 22nd July 2012 - added one more photo - the mower in it's new home

General ... Mower #04 ... A New Self Propelled Hand Mower
Here it is - Rover Pro Cut 560 Self Propelled Mulch N Catch - the page includes complete details on the mower along with a copy of the Operator's Manual - this machine was a Donation from Geoff and Sharon Roneberg aka Us!! - Wednesday 14th August 2012

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General ... "Trimming the Tree"
And no, it's not Christmas time !! - a large tree growing near the backnet of Diamond One had started to spread it's branches too far - it is time for a haircut !! - this page includes both the 'before' and 'after' looks ... plus something had made it's home in the tree ?? ... plus a Message for Sharon ?? - fifteen photos - Thursday 28th October 2010

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General ... Cyclone Yasi ... The Result
This cyclone hit the Far North Queensland coast on Wednesday night 2nd February 2011 - fortunately the Baseball Complex did not have any serious damage - a couple of the heads on the light poles were spun around, the sign at the front was damaged, plus there were numerous trees and branches blown down - fourteen photos

General ... Cyclone Yasi ... Cleaning Up
A 'working bee' was organised to clean up the debris left behind after the cyclone had passed - and the opportunity was taken to tidy up a lot of the other trees and palms throughout the complex - the page includes terrific "finished result" and "panoramic" shots - seventeen photos - Saturday 12th February 2011

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General ... Graffiti
This is not art ... it is Vandalism!! - this is now happening more often - the page includes five photos of some of the damage ... and there is much more!! - there is also the detail on the "Operation Clean Streets Program" introduced by the Cairns City Council and the Cairns Police - Friday 18th February 2011
---------------page updated on Saturday 9th April 2011 - added eight more photos - the graffiti has been painted over

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General ... Groundsman for the Complex ... and Rusty
The Cairns Baseball League advertised for a Groundsman during March 2011 - and Malcolm Colquhoun started work on Thursday 7th April 2011 - this page shows two photos of Malcolm mowing the bank between the Baseball and Soccer Fields and were taken on Thursday 14th April 2011
---------------page updated on Saturday 7th May 2011 - added two more photos - Rusty at work with his rake
---------------page updated on Saturday 14th May 2011 - added one more photo - Malcolm mowing Diamond One

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General ... Storm Drain and Bank
This drain runs between the Soccer Fields and the Baseball Complex - much of the bank is maintained and mowed on a regular basis but one section was too rough and steep - the Cairns City Council has now fully landscaped this area ... and it looks fabulous!! - there are fifteen photos on this page, showing both the 'before' and 'after' looks - Thursday 14th April 2011
---------------page updated on Saturday 2nd March 2013 - added four more photos - how it looks after two years - needs a major clean up !!

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General ... Working Bee ... General ... May 2011
This was held the day before the Australian Schoolboys Baseball Championships started in Cairns - these were held from Monday 23rd until Saturday 28th May 2011 - the fields needed a little bit of 'sprucing up' ... including whipper snipping, mowing, preparing training screens, digging holes, etc, etc - fourteen photos - Sunday 22nd May 2011

General ... Working Bee ... Painting ... March 2012
Two working bees were held and these concentrated on painting ... and then more painting!! - the canteen was cleaned out, and the clubhouse, change room, umpire's room, toilets, dugouts, scorer's box, and more were all given a coat of 'Spring Green' paint - there are one hundred and fourty nine photos!! - Saturday 3rd and Saturday 10th March 2012

General ... Working Bee ... General ... July 2012
Another working bee was held today - in respect to Diamond One, both home plate and the mound needed maintenance and this was completed - the four dugouts on both fields were also improved, with astro turf being laid on the floors and shade screens hung along the front of each one - the scorer's box on Diamond One was also given a new floor - the roof of the batting cage was rehung and strengthened - wallabys are digging under the Diamond One fences and fishing net was cut, hung and pegged all the way around the perimeter - work on home plate and the mound on Diamond Two was also planned, but had to be postponed - a good day's work which was done on Saturday 28th July 2012 - and this page includes links to thirty four photos

General ... Working Bee ... General ... January and February 2013
A working bee was held on Saturday 12th January 2013 and then another on Saturday 9th Fenruary 2013 - Leon Nelson, the Grounds Controller, had work he wanted done to get the fields ready for the 2013 season - lots was completed including pruning or removing the Golden Cane palms near the entrance, cutting down unwanted trees in this area as well plus other 'unnecessary' trees between the two diamonds, establishing gardens around the base of the trees, adding astro turf to both of the mounds, shifting and painting the grandstands, securing the scorer's box on Diamond Two, mains water connections to both fields, along with general mowing, whipper snipping and field maintenance - and this page includes links to one hundred and sixty five photos taken during the two days

General ... Working Bee ... General ... April 2013
With the 2013 Pre-Season Competition starting tomorrow, a working bee was held today - the first thing that was done was to have a bacon and eggs barbeque breakfast then the work got started - shade was erected over the grandstands on Diamond One and the roof of the proposed beer garden is now in place - all the new gardens are now filled with soil and are ready for planting - a work bench was built in the equipment shed - and a load of timber was delivered ready for work on the Diamond Two grandstands and spectator areas - all this was done on Saturday 13th April 2013 - and there are eighty photos to record the day's activities

General ... Working Bee ... General ... June 2013
Today Leon Nelson, the Grounds Controller, wanted these jobs completed around the Complex - rebuilding of the grandstands and shade areas on Diamond Two has started, the top rail of both home run fences have been given a coat of bright yellow paint, the pitching mounds on both fields have been adjusted and repaired, the grass-to-bauxite edges on Diamond One have been trimmed, a large palm tree got a pruning, and the back field was given a mow - plus the "Base Hit Bar" has been designed, built and already used!! - there are sixty two photos taken during this working bee which was held on Saturday 29th June 2013

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General ... Attempted Break Ins ... Clubhouse and Canteen
Using a length of steel pipe, an attempt was made to break into the Canteen by levering up one of the locked roller doors - a useless project, as there was no chance to break out the locking bolts in the door ... or to get through the heavy steel grill - because they failed a 'very polite message' was left for the League!! - the page includes nine photos of the damage and the Forensic Police doing their job - there is also an email sent to the Executive - Wednesday 25th April 2012
---------------page updated on Friday 27th April 2012 - added a copy of the insurance quotation to replace the roller door
---------------page updated on Wednesday 30th May 2012 - added eight more photos - the roller door has now been replaced
---------------page updated on Monday 11th June 2012 - added five more photos - there was another attempted break in !!

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PANORAMIC VIEWS

Diamond One ... during late 1999 / early 2000

These two photos below were taken for the 2001 Australian Provincial Championships
If you click on the photos, a "super-sized" version of each one is also available

Diamond One ... Sunday 1st August 2010

The photo below was taken just before the Grand Final of the 2010 Barrier Reef Tournament
If you click on the photo, a "super-sized" version is also available

Diamond One ... Wednesday 26th January 2011

The photo below was taken after the third base cutout area was extended
If you click on the photo, a "super-sized" version is also available

Diamond Two ... Monday 27th December 2010

These two photos below were taken after the bases and mound had been 'repaired' ready for the 2011 Season
If you click on the photos, a "super-sized" version of each one is also available

Spectator Area ... Saturday 12th February 2011

The photo below was taken after a working bee following Cyclone Yasi
If you click on the photo, a "super-sized" version is also available

Back Field - Pre Game / Training Area ... Friday 18th February 2011

A great shot and shows the entire Baseball Complex
If you click on the photo, a "super-sized" version is also available

Diamond One ... Thursday 14th April 2011

The photo below was taken after the green mesh had been hung on the Home Run Fence
If you click on the photo, a terrific "super-sized" version is also available

Diamond One ... Saturday 6th April 2013

The photos below were taken from the tops of the poles during repairs to the lights
If you click on any of the photos, terrific "super-sized" versions are also available

Diamond Two ... Saturday 15th November 2014

The photo below was taken after the field had undergone a complete revamp
If you click on the photo, a terrific "super-sized" version is also available

Information on the "Geoff Roneberg Field" can be seen by clicking HERE

Diamond One and Two ... Tuesday 9th December 2014

Diamond One and Two ... during January 2015

"Sharon's Tree" ... Thursday 26th November 2015

!! A shot of two of Cairns Netball Stars !!

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Tanya and Sharon

and this was taken during July 1992

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They are standing in front of what has

become known as "Sharon's Tree"

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Below is the latest photo from

Thursday 26th November 2015

Diamond One and Two ... Late 2015 ( ?? )

... and click HERE to view / download a "1661 pixels wide" version of the shot below

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