Friday, January 15, 2010
A few photos from Australia
Here are a sampling of photos to spark my memory...and perhaps entertain you briefly as you move along through 2010. "No worries" as the Aussies say.
Melbourne has a great tram system, including free downtown line. Photo reflection.
This little stoner is tired and spends 20 or so hours a day sleeping. The rest of the time he sits around buzzed, eating only eucalyptus leaves.
"Whoa man! Is that ANOTHER eucalyptus tree I see over there?"
At the end of the dirt road, not far from Pacific Palms, on a one-man homemade golf course (30 members) - that's where the roos are hanging out, including this little bald Joey and his mom. (Click to see larger.)
Giant fig tree - in the Wingham nature walk, inland from the east coast. Moments earlier the intrepid traveler almost stepped on a mullet (no the bad haircut, the lizard). Also spent time avoiding the Giant Stinging Tree and the poop from above, where several hundred thousand flying fox bats call home. Note: pretty much everyone in the 100 year old Australian Hotel and pub in Wingham, say "G'die Mite!" (translation: "Good Day Mate" - and each one reminds me a little of Steve Irwin.
Hiking the rain forest trail in the Blue Mountains, east of Sydney. Incredible ancient feeling and very sore legs and feet after hours of up and down. Check out the Giant Staircase (861 steps down and one weird train ride back up). You really earn your pie (ask any Australian about pie...mmmm).
Thanks for sharing!
I spend 577 dollars to fly to San Juan for three days, an insane adventure because I don't have the money in the first place. But I will consider sending $50 to the Haiti relief fund of the Red Cross, a drop in the bucket. But an array of drops can make up a storm,,, NO?
i'd love one day to visit the great barrier reef, especially up around cairns. i suppose it's touristy and all, but i still want to do it.
i'd do a tour of towns with funny names (gympie, for example) but i suspect the bus would stop in about every other town, and it would therefore be a lifetime commitment.
i love your photos. it's clear you are enjoying yourselves. Nice travelling hat!
you really love water, don't you gary? you never seem far away from it.
Enjoy your trip Zee.
Susan - I think I am a sun person - and do feel restored near sun and water. But I'm Canadian too, alas.
Seraphine - you're right about me and water and about every little place being worth a stop. One of our favourite neighborhoods in Sydney has 8 (count em) O's in its name: WOOLOOMOOLOO (say it, it's fun).
Chicken salt tastes like chicken and probably is mostly MSG, but I had to try it.
Lindsay - yes! Go out and see as much as you can. And consider a bike trip with Gary one day.