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Catching a Cassowary

I landed in Australia with a list of specific wildlife found only this continent. I also had a willingness to get as dirty, wet, bruised and tired as it would take to get a glimpse— a glimpse recorded uniquely in my memory, not to be experienced the same by any other human for the rest of time. 530 more words

Wet ...

Most of Australia is very dry

If it’s brown, yellow or the lightest green on the map then average annual rainfall is less than 400mm (less than 16 inches). 484 more words

The World's Deadliest Bird, The Cassowary

The Cassowary is related to the other two large flightless birds – Emu – Ostrich, and is an absolute head scratcher of a bird, in almost all aspects.  404 more words


Mission Beach

Heading down the mountains from the Atherton Table lands we stopped at Paronella Park. The entrance price includes a night of camping and entrance to the park at night as well as a return entrance for the next two years. 417 more words


Book Review: “Mister Cassowary” by Samantha Wheeler, University of Queensland Press (2015)

A year after his Grandad’s death, Flynn travels with his father to Mission Beach on an assignment to prepare the family banana plantation for sale.  Understandably, Flynn anticipates that the trip will be dominated by the mundane chores of cleaning and repairing.  329 more words


The Cassowary Coast, QLD

9/9/15 Ella Beach to Cowley Beach

We checked in here about 9.30 am! Drove into Flying Fish Point & had brekky there on the esplanade. Then into Innisfail to get a “tractor clip” – a pin to hold the ring over the clips holding the roof down. 574 more words

Uh oh, google often makes us more productive...but sometimes less.

This is not a good thing for my increasingly long list of fun things to do while procrastinating.

So far I’ve learned that a 100-count string of Christmas lights uses 40 watts while a 70 count of 5 mm Wide Angle LEDs is approximately 4.8 watts total, that you can freeze shredded cheddar cheese, that the word “Chai” comes from the Persian  70 more words