Well here it is the second instalment of our summer adventures. Hopefully these warm pics will chase the last of your winter weather away. This blogs musical accompanyment comes to us from the Godfather of Grunge. The Prophet of the Prairies. The Hippy from Cypress River. Canadian Classic Rock Icon, Neil Young. Open up another tab and cut and paste this link. Kick back, crack a cold one and... Read Full Entry
Donald, Michelle and Gabriel are headed across the globe for an Australian Adventure. Michelle has recently received a scholarship to persue her PhD in Education and we are making the move for a family experience. Join us on our travels and keep tabs on where we are and what we are doing!... full info
Dugongs!Here are the Sea-cows! Legend had it that sailors, travel mad and looking for love, would throw themselves into the sea, mistaking these creatures for mermaids. That scurvy will mess a brother up!
A New FriendMichelle takes the time to bond with Crush, the Leatherback Sea Turtle.
High FiveGabe gets some hands on experience in the tidal pools.
Summer of SharksWith six attacks, one fatality, and numerous sightings since Christmas, this has been 'the Summer of Sharks'. Clean waters and fishing limits have made these predators' numbers sail. What a country!
PlatypusThe Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record.
The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate fraud. It is one of the few venomous mammals; the male Platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans. The unique features of the Platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia; it has appeared as a mascot at national events and is featured on the reverse of the Australian 20 cent coin. The platypus is the animal emblem of the state of New South Wales.
Sushi TrainAll aboard the food poisoning express. Arigatou gozaimasu Sydney!
Long May You RunOur summer ended on a high when we saw Neil Young live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Here he is rocking with 'Old Black', his 1953 Gibson Les Paul guitar. Here is another classic for you. Run, Neil, Run!