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Sat 3-Mar-12
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Ray and Helle
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Hello all,

 

Well, there is always a reason!

 

Mine is that I am now on contract in Australia. Been here since October (can't remember if I posted this or not).

 

Long way from my "Small cottage" in Sweden, but what a country and what a diverse kitchen!

 

Anybody ever eaten Morten Bay Bugs?

 

I will post a couple of pictures soon...all the best, Ray

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Sat 3-Mar-12
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That is a bit different from snow to sun! It's a no to the bug thing (I am veggie) is it a local delicacy then ? Lol it will be interesting to hear how self sufficiency works in Australia.

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wave  Never ate the bugs, but spent time on Moreton Island in October.  It is so, so beautiful.  Wish I had tasted them. I know they are found all the way up the coast to the north.   Saw lots of other sea life there out in  Moreton Bay,  including turtles, humpback whales, dolphins and a dugong.  

Where are you based?   I must admit I do love Australia.  Never been to the west coast though.

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I am based in Sydney, but I have spent a lot of time in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Thanks for correcting my spelling on the Moreton bay (bit like crayfish) bugs!

I am now on a contract which will take me to all the major Airports, so I am looking forward to seeing Perth, Darwin, Adelaide and so on.

Helle is coming over again in May, so we will be heading up to Cairns again for some snorkelling on the Reef, then we will be doing the interior, Ayers Rock and so fourth. (Helle wants to see "Walk About Creek" or what passes for it in reality:-)

Strange that Europe is heading into Spring and I am heading into Autumn, can't quite get my head around it.

Only drawback with Australia at the moment is the cost of living, if I wasn't being paid in dollars, I could not afford to live here!

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Very different from my simple life in rural France! An amazing experience for you.

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Did 6 weeks backpacking round Australia 20 years ago, mainly East coast (sydney, brisbane, cairns) then into the middle and out to melbourne, scuba'd the barrier reef and climbed Ayers rock, it waswonderful, would love to do it again, maybe not the backpacking bit this time though.

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Two of my children are in Australia at the moment, my daughter and her husband lives in Perth and her brother is visiting with his wife.

I have been thinking about you Ray as I have been doing a project on wild boar and meeting some hunters. Even saw a wild boar, this picture is from my blog.

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looks cute (from a distance) - ar they as vicious as their reutation?

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I have wild boar here too, it is scary when they crash out of the woods and cross the road in front of your car! Don't think I would want to meet one face to face! Great picture!

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The famous Bugs

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Life time ambition fulfilled, the Barrier Reef

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200 meters away was a sign saying danger-Crocodiles!  We were less than impressed that our guide let us dip there...gues we were lucky they were not hungry that daysmile

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Definetly none of those in Normandy! Did just see a big fox in the field at the back with a man with a gun not far behind. Sort of hope the fox gets away but doesn't go for my chickens! Any pics of the barrier reef?

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Terrier said:

looks cute (from a distance) - ar they as vicious as their reutation?

they can be vicious, you wouldn't want to get between a piglet and the mum that is for sure and if they start running towards you, climb! That one is a teenager, so possibly still in it's cute stage.

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