Chased by a baby koala

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January 28th 2009
Published: January 28th 2009
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We were so lucky to have seen the Australian Open last week. This week a record heat wave is setting in. The newscasters said it was going to be hotter than it had been for a hundred years. We just left French Island and are headed for Cairns tonight. On French Island we stayed on an Eco-Farm, which has vegetables, cows and sheep on it. Also a lot of koalas. Just outside the former prison room, cell number 18, where we were staying was a mother and baby. We got close to take pictures and the baby came towards us just being friendly but we didn't think it would be good to have a baby koala running up our pantlegs so we ran away from it. Not far. They do move around. The island is part of a National Park and part farming. To get there from Melbourne we took a bus and a train and a ferry and a car. There are only 84 living people on the island. Very undeveloped for an area so close to Melbourne. The farm generates its own electrical power from wind and solar and own water system. There wasn't a lot to do but we did take walks on the beach and pick up the plastic bait bags and other junk the fishermen throw overboard. Only at high tide can you swim and I missed it. Not many people come there and the beach was deserted yesterday except for Simone and I. Kay

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