… In Australia. Sydney, to be precise. I was more than likely wandering around Circular Key drinking an iced coffee, or perhaps in the Aquarium squeeing at fishies. I went over for two weeks after Adam had spent a week or two on a telescope run in Parkes. We hung around Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Have some photos from our trip…
There’s a great room in the wildlife world next to the aquarium where birds fly around and just land on you and stuff, here’s one of the prettiest! If anyone knows what breed this is, please let me know! The other birds are scurrying around our feet too. Much fun!
In wildlife world, we got to touch and have our photo taken with a Koala. I have the photo of us with one somewhere, and in true ridiculous form, there’s a Koala in the background with it’s testicles all hanging out. Nice. Anyway, Koala fur is like lambs wool.
The Blue Mountains are super pretty, you get a train from Sydney to one of the small towns/villages up there… only takes about an hour and costs around $12AU. We stayed at the YMCA in a place called Katoomba, it’s only pretty much a one street town but has a decent supermarket and booze shop :D There’s quite a lot to do in the mountains, we went to this place called Scenic world where you can go on this uber steep railway, ride across two ridges in a clear-floored machine and walk around some of the bush. Aces.
These kids were just hanging out by the stairs at scenic world. I loved that about Australia, so many random birds flying ’round. In the middle of Sydney we saw some Cockatoos just wandering in the street!
Obligatory opera house shot, on a dull day though. Honestly, it was sunny most of the time ;) Anyway, the Opera House is pretty yellow you know, totally off-white. It’s a totally lovely walk around the botanical gardens in Sydney.
Oh hi! I called these guys the dinosaur birds the entire time I was there. They’re freakin’ amazing, like 2ft tall and all scaley beaked. I think they’re actually an Australia White Ibis. They’re off the fuckin’ chain. Waking up from a jet lagged sleep on your first day in Australia and wandering out for food, bumping into a gang of these guys is pretty freakin’ awesome.
I haven’t even shown you the bats in the botanical gardens, or mentioned going to see Coheed & Cambria. Or even visiting Bondi Beach! Another time, another time…