Thursday, April 1, 2010

Koala Hospital Port Macquarie NSW

Simon's mom took me to the Koala Hospital in Post Macquarie. This was a great tour and a great orginization. Here are just three of the eight Koalas that were at the hospital when we went. Above is Golfer and old gentalman koala. He is a permanet resident at the hospital and you can see him getting his suppliment for the day. There are three other permanet residents at the koala Hospital. They are Kayle who is an ampute and had her leg removed, but she can still climb well with only three limbs, and on the day we went she was high up in the tree in her pen. Then there is Birthday Girl who is Oz's oldest Koala, she is around 23 years old. And finally there is Barry who has scoliosis but that doesn't stop him casing after the ladies.

Sleepy Koala

This is baby Noah the only Joey at the hospital. He had just started to climb on his own in the past week or so.

Blue Mountains Part III

On our last day in the Blue Mountains we went fishing for Yabbies which are large crayfish, or small lobsters, whichever you prefer. Simon has told me about this past time many a time. It involves a stream with good yabbie hidding spots (like rocks and tree roots) a stick with some string on it and a piece of meat tied to the end of the string. (It reminded me of trying to fish for sunfish in the lake with cheese doodles.) Although I will admit i never was sure home much of what Simon told me was actually true or how well this methode would work.

It works damn well.

I caught the little guy in the photo above with just a stick, some string and a raw chicken wing. He did give me a good little nip on my finger for holding hime to close to his nippers. The photo was taken after said nip and Simon couldn't believe I was willing to still hold it after it had already latched down on my finger. Hookie said I had balls.

On our way home from Yabbie fishing we say this wild peacock hanging out on the side of the road. He could see his reflexion in the car and came up really close to us.
All in all a wonderfull weekend in the Blue Mountains. I did tell Simon if he had more friends like Laura and Hookie I would highly consider moving to Oz.