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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Maleny a place to relax

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We had 4 days in Maleny which was lovely such a wonderful part of the world.
The weather turned cooler and I had to get my jeans out again.

Melany

While walking to a waterfall this fellow had Tony running like a girl.
An Australian Water Dragon I think.

Melany

Melany

Look at those claws.

Mary Cairncross Park 26/8/10

We spent a morning walking through Mary Cairncross Reserve it was an amazing walk. The trees were so large and tall they make Tony who isn't that tall look even smaller.

Mary Cairncross Park 26/8/10

Lots of Fungi it fascinates me as we don't see it much at home.

Mary Cairncross Park 26/8/10

Mary Cairncross Park 26/8/10

Mary Cairncross Park 26/8/10

A Pademelon hiding in the undergrowth.

Mary Cairncross Park 26/8/10

more fungi

Mary Cairncross Park 26/8/10

Mary Cairncross Park 26/8/10

Rosebrook cottage Melany

This is were we stayed and I would recommend it for a relaxing break.
Rosebrook Cottages.

View from Rosebrook cottage Melany

Our view out over the valley

Melany

There was a lovely little river near our cottage this is Tony playing Pooh sticks.

Rosebrook Cottage

A statue near our cottage.

Sunset Rosebrook Cottage

A wonderful end to the day.
Thank you for all your comments I do appreciate them but I am struggling with the replies as the email is set up differently on this computer. It is very laborious opening and relying and I am not sure why I have tried changing the setting but to no avail.
I will deal with them when I get home.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Hervey Bay

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I really enjoyed Hervey Bay it was warm and a great place to just walk around.

Toogoom

We drove to Toogoom one day this single tree looked very lonely.

Toogoom

Burrum Heads

This was Burrum Heads a short drive from Hervey Bay.

Foggy morning Hervey Bay

This was the view from our apartment window.
I sat and ate my breakfast each morning watching the whale watching boats leave.
This morning it was foggy but still warm.

Wet Side Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay has the best water park called Wet Side.
Imagine the fun as this bucket fills and then empties.

Wet Side Hervey Bay

Wet Side Hervey Bay

Fun for everyone even the teenagers.

Wet Side Hervey BAy

While walking out the Urangan Jetty we noticed these little crabs on the sand below.

Small crabs on Urangan beach

There were thousands. When you walk on the beach near them they bury themselves.

Small crabs on Urangan beach

Hervey Bay Urangan beach

Urangan Jetty is very long and when the tide is out there is a lot of sand.

Hervey BAy Urangan Beach

Trees I have never seen before with the most amazing roots.

Hervey Bay

Quaint old pub in Howard.

Howard Pub

A walk in the Botanic Park at Hervey Bay was full of excitement for Tony.......... being a pom he is not keen on lizards and crawly things.
He nearly died when this Goana dropped out of the tree and walked away.

Botanic Garden Hervey Bay

a little further along a frill neck soaking up the sun.

Botanic Garden Hervey Bay

he was OK with butterflies that looked like bark.

Botanic Garden Hervey Bay

not keen on insects............................. which I think were mating.

Botanic Garden Hervey Bay

Fungi

Botanic Garden Hervey Bay

really not keen on webs ........... always wondering where the spider was

Botanic Garden Hervey Bay

Botanic Garden Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay has a fruit bat colony

Friut Bat

as they stretch their wings then wrap themselves up they do remind me of images in the movie Dracula.

Friut Bat

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Good on yu Blogger

Hervey Bay Marina
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If you haven't read Chooky's blog which I'm sure you have Blogger have come up with a spam filter........... what a great idea.
Have a look here.
I have just gone back and put some comments from Spandex Lycra in the spam bucket.
Then again perhaps they were not spam just a hint not to wear spandex or Lycra LOL.
The snap is the Hervey Bay Marina.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Whale watching

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Yesterday I went whale watching to say it was amazing is an understatement.
They poked their noses out of the water to see us.

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

They showed us their tails.

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

The sun glistened off them.

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

They rolled on their sides.

Whale watching 19/8/2010

Catching them breach the surface was hard so lots of photos of splashes.

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Lots of fin slapping

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Barnacles on noses

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

and on fins

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Blow holes

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Nearly caught a breach

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

Whale Watching 19/8/2010

There were so many whales they approach the boat and checked us out they played with each other while swimming around the boat. They were so close you could almost touch them. They were so close my long lens could not focus.

Fraser Island

We motored out past Fraser Island.

Fraser Island

This was the boat I went out on I would recommend them the crew were friendly and informative.

Whale watching 19/8/2010

They are truly amazing creature but sadly they are still hunted.
If you ever have the chance to see them I recommend it. If you have the chance to sign a partition against whale hunting please sign it and feel free to add my name.
I am always conscious of humans interfering with the animal kingdom and worry that the boats may affect the whales. The women who was our guide said she has been doing the tours for 12 years and has seen the number of whale in the bay increase.
I do hope the Australian Government does something to stop the Japanese hunting the whales.
They are the most amazing creatures.

If these photos haven't bored you too much there are more on my Flickr page just click on one of the photos and you will be taken there.