Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’
The beautiful islands of the Yasawa island group are abundant in marine life housing beautiful coral, turtles, manta rays and colorful fish. There are also more than 100 species of birds throughout the Yasawas. We cruised by a tiny island that seemed to be a favorite for many birds!
Photos of the week: Adorable sheep in Tawharani National Park. Twaharanui Regional Park is an open sanctuary with lush green farmland running along an awesome coastline. It is a great place to camp and hike among Kiwi wildlife. I couldn’t decide which photo was better to be “photo of the week” … which do you [...]
Nambung National Park is home to the Pinnacles Desert, where thousands of limestone pillars rise mysteriously over vast yellow sand dunes. No one knows for certain where they came from and scientist have a few theories of their creation. The Pinnacles are believed to have formed underground, possibly up to 500,000 years ago during the [...]
We were starting to get the feeling that perhaps Joel wasn’t enjoying traveling with two girls. Whenever he spotted another guy, he would immediately ditch us to hang with a bloke. We kept running into a group of four he had met in Darwin that were on our same route. We weren’t too surprised when [...]
and it somehow survived and slivered away?!
Australian flies are relentless in their persuit of entering all holes in your face. I have eaten more flies than I wish to recount. They often emerge at the most beautiful of settings, determined to challenge your will be be one with nature. They will pester you until you find yourself cursing and having ongoing [...]
Tunnel Creek flows through a water-worn tunnel beneath the limestone of the Napier Range – part of an extensive fossilized barrier reef from Devonian times 360 million years ago. The tunnel is the most ancient cave system in Western Australia. The 750 meter trek through the pitch black tunnel had us wading through waist high [...]
The next few days were all about hiking and swimming. A tough life, I know! In all fairness, the hikes were quite difficult at times and always sweltering hot. The ice cold watering holes we dove in at the end of each gorge were worth the sweat! Each hike and gorge was so different than [...]
Seriously, I have to ask … who gets a flat tire in the first 10 minutes of a road trip??? Stacy and Kelly that’s who! No joke, lie, or exaggeration. We had just excitedly waved goodbye to Ludo and Steph, happy to be on the road with Hercules on the first day of our big adventure. [...]
There are four known species of Kookaburra found in Australia. Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, sounding like very loud human laughter. Below is a video of Danny performing an old Aussie nursery rhyme about the laughing kookaburra. Kookaburra sits on the electric wireJumping up and down with his pants on fireLaugh, kookaburra, [...]
Redback, funnel web, blue-ringed octopus,Taipan, tigersnake and a box jellyfish.Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shellThat spikes you when you pick it upCome to AustraliaYou might accidentally get killed. “Scared Weird Little Guys” is an Australian music duo that sing about all the deadly animals you may encounter if you come to [...]
Tasmania, also known as Tassie, is an island just South of mainland Australia. The first European to see Tasmania was the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman in 1642. The capital of Tasmania is Hobart, which is Australia’s second-oldest city. I spent my first three days in Hobart and found the city to be very charming with [...]