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Cassowary's Casual Stroll

One morning, a surprise visitor in the shape of a cassowary took a leisurely stroll across our front lawn. He didn’t appear to be in any hurry. 380 more words


1998 Travels November 11


I am still drying fruit. We are certainly getting our money’s worth of electricity, lately!

After lunch, went to the strawberry farm out on the Yungaburra  road, and picked two kilos. 407 more words

1998 Travels

Not much wildlife, but plenty of forest fun

20 December, 2016

So, an early start – around 5.15am – to try to see the platypus living next to the Silky Oaks Billabong.  Very quiet on the way down by torchlight and a few heart-stopping snake-like shadows! 384 more words


Cairns, Port Douglas and the Daintree

This is the seventh blog post on our round the world trip August – November 2016. It covers Cairns, Port Douglas and the Daintree rainforest. 2,647 more words

Cassowary, endangered species 

Cassowary are flightless, shy yet dangerous birds which are native to the humid rainforest. They are third tallest and second heaviest birds in the world. Mainly fed on fruits (fallen from trees) but are truly omnivorous. 53 more words


Iced Coffee in Australia: A Continent of Distance and Danger

“Australians are very unfair in this way. They spend half of any conversation insisting that the country’s dangers are vastly overrated and that there’s nothing to worry about, and the other half telling you how six months ago their Uncle Bob was driving to Mudgee when a tiger snake slid out from under the dashboard and bit him on the groin, but that it’s okay now because he’s off the life support machine and they’ve discovered he can communicate with eye blinks.” … 783 more words



It is one of the best ways to describe Australia. The landscapes, the animals, and the people. Everything is so diverse and beautiful. Still in awe…just the overall feeling of this country is so exciting and positive (which is refreshing coming from election time in the USA!). 502 more words