Date Tags 2002au

Wonderful day hiking around at the Prom (Wilson's Promotory NP).

We rented a cabin in the park for tomorrow night, at the very southern tip of the park--and the Australian mainland! Should be fun, though it is a 19km hike in.

Yet another Strange Wildlife Sighting today: while waiting in the parking lot, Chris got a jump from a rosella that landed on the radio aerial! The rosella--a kind of parrot--then hopped onto the rear view mirror on my door. I snapped a few pics, then it flew off. It wasn't more than two feet away.

That's one thing about Australia that's unexpected: the bird life. There's just huge numbers of garish birds everywhere, all sorts of parrots and cockatoos and other odd birds like lyrebirds and emus. Oh, that reminds me: we also saw two emus grazing at the side of the road!

And these birds are noisy, too--it sounds like the Tiki Room at Disneyland, even in the cities.


April 17 2002, 22:41:31

"It's the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room"!

Now you can hum that along with me all day!