Sunday, March 22, 2009

Austrailia 2008 Down Under to Adelaide

In February 2008, I returned to Australia once again. This was my third trip to what has turned out to be my extended family and second home in so many ways. The following photos are just a sampling of some of the beauty 'Oz' has to offer. My brother in all ways but blood feeds quite a brood of wild cockatoos every morning. There is no way to sleep through all the racket and after awhile you must get up and watch the antics. Which means grabbing a camera and spending a long time shooting birds as they dance and swirl through the feeders.

The Adelaide Museum Polynesian exhibit. One of the most wonderful things about Adelaide is the museum, and the library, and the gardens. The list goes on and on.

This statue is dedicated to those who served in WWI, 1914-1918. It is very striking and I've yet to walk by it without a few tears. The middle of Adelaide is well worth the walking tour and taking the time to read all the plaques.

Once you leave the city there are many gardens and parks to explore. Some are more remote than others, requiring some 'bush wacking' to see the scenery.

For example, this cave. You won't find it on a map. You have to hike up a trail, climb up a rock face to find it. Once there, the silence of the forest is wonderful. If you're lucky you might see a koala bear along the way.

1 comment:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Next time you are down here I need to take you on a couple of trails. We saw 11 koalas in the space of 3 hours.