Summertime Blues 2.0: Long May You Run

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March 12th 2009
Published: April 5th 2009
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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

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May The Force Be With You, Always!May The Force Be With You, Always!
May The Force Be With You, Always!

Strong is the force in this youngling.

What would a trip to an Australian science museum be without a little Acca Dacca? Here is your AC/DC fix. Angus Young's Gibson Signature SG glimmers under glass.
Tapas in Spanish TownTapas in Spanish Town
Tapas in Spanish Town

Kevin Vinceffy, Sioux Lookout Backpacker, joins us for a night out at the Casa Asturiana on Liverpool St.
The Darlings of Darling HarbourThe Darlings of Darling Harbour
The Darlings of Darling Harbour

Michelle and G about to enter the Sydney Aquarium.
Looking for DirectionsLooking for Directions
Looking for Directions

Can you show us the way to the mystical 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 FriendA New Friend
A New Friend

Michelle takes the time to bond with Crush, the Leatherback Sea Turtle.

High FiveHigh Five
High Five

Gabe gets some hands on experience in the tidal pools.
Summer of SharksSummer of Sharks
Summer of Sharks

With 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!

The 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 TrainSushi Train
Sushi Train

All aboard the food poisoning express. Arigatou gozaimasu Sydney!
Long May You RunLong May You Run
Long May You Run

Our 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!

5th April 2009

Star Wars and Star Fish
Don and Michelle, that was awesome! As you know I am a Star Wars (nerd) fan. I saw a similar show whilst traveling through Edinburough, Scotland. Don, no the cape is very slimming, Gabe, I could tell which one was the robot--great disguise, and thanks for the Platapus! Can't wait to get her/him. My cats will be thrilled! And yes, the Sears Catalogue rocks! Can I have your autograph? LOL! T
9th April 2009

Great pics - brightened my morning! - Sure beats the snow we have here today. Looks like you are having lots of summer fun!
9th April 2009

Hi Guys! What great pictures. Simon loved the star wars and aquarium shots and only wanted to know when we'd be going there ourselves, prompting a short geography lesson. Missing you and happy to hear that you are lovin' your travels. They sound fantastic. Hugs

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