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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2008, 03:52:49 AM »
WOW! Those falls are amazing. Can I nick that photo. ;D
Missing your dazzling and dashing on the boards. ;D
Yep I will keep my eye out for the postman.
Carry on having fun.
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2008, 10:51:21 AM »
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WOW! Those falls are amazing. Can I nick that photo

Never mind nicking the photo - I WANNA GO THERE! :'(

Sounds like you're having a fab time, FF. Mind you, camel kebabs!!!  :o What are you doing - shooting your own food?  ;D
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2008, 12:43:14 PM »
The following tells you a bit about using camels for food.  I suspect the taste rather depends on the age of the beast when slaughtered.  Old camel is probably pretty damned tough and stringy.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=2024136

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Re: Fire-flys Magnificent Adventure.
« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2008, 03:27:43 PM »
Hi FF! Loving the photographs mate. Looks and sounds like you are having the time of your life. How is the tent trailer working out? We are getting geared up for our two week family road trip but we will be tenting it. We like pitching our tent in the obscure nooks and crannies that no trailer dare to venture in to.  :o Though I must say, in the rain - I think I'd rather be in a tent trailer. Do you like it better than the cozy tent?

A treat in the mail has gone into a place of honor in my scrapbook. ;)

The white pelicans are beautiful. Ours are brown but the white ones make a beautiful contrast to the blue of the sky and water next to the gray of the rocks.

Will you be visiting Steve Irwin's neck of the woods? My son is/was a huge fan of his and was heart broken when he died a few years ago.

I've been thinking of you and in the spirit of adventure, am riding on your shoulder, beside the angels, with a view.  :-* :)

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #64 on: June 18, 2008, 01:08:10 AM »
Hi Guys

We are having the time of our lives and this country just gets better. I will check that site out Gyp, I hope its a kind one. That camel was foul, makes me hesitant to try the possum now.  ???

Have to get time to read Ma's new story and get onto the Pirate Ship again but the days are all a blur. I have been eaten by sandflies (midgies) and am on antibiotics to stop the infection. Yuko. We took Johnie, my daughter, on the jumping crocodile boat trip and the next night we watched a movie called Rogue. Glad I didn't watch it before we went, its very life like in the places we went.

The photo of this croc is the big six metre croc called Agro. They estimate he is around 900kilos and was on the bank. They just beach the flat bottom punt style boat and let you go on the bow and photograph him. He was about twenty feet away. They fed around ten crocs that day and they have names for the lot as they do this trip three times a day and I guess they get to know them a bit.

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #65 on: June 18, 2008, 01:18:49 AM »
They also feed the Hawkes and Kites. This photo is of a white bellied sea eagle that swooped in to be fed. They are so fast, this is the best photo I could manage. Hope you like the view on my shoulder Deb, its bloody amazing from here. :o

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #66 on: June 18, 2008, 01:27:32 AM »
Hey, FF,
I got you here..just now!!
Great to see you..How are you buddy??
Hope you are really enjoying the trip and the freedom!!  :) ;D
sune

ps..Nice pictures FF..Good shots..Watch out for the jumping Croc. though... ;) ;D
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #67 on: June 18, 2008, 06:07:07 PM »
Hi FF..Still missing you!!   When do you get back..(This seems to be a very long holiday)!! ;D

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2008, 06:21:06 PM »
Hi FF
Blimey that's a crocodile alright. You weren't tempted to slap it in between a couple of slices of bread for lunch then. ;D
Got your snail mail this morning , Ehm!! The bush tucker recipe sounds ehm! Disgusting. ;D ;D ;D

You sound as if you are having a whale of a time. Keep on keeping on mate.

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2008, 06:22:50 PM »
I can see what that Croc is thinking...

'Bloody Tourists!'

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #70 on: June 18, 2008, 08:18:10 PM »
Hi Guys,

Yes that croc had all sorts of thoughts going through its head I can guarantee. The guide informed us they use 85% of their brain and can plan things in advance. They go through 45 sets of teeth in their lifetime and once they use them all, their ass is grass, they can live without limbs but not teeth. Their tails propel them to jump as in this next photo. Its all very interesting.

Glad you got the snail mail Ma, ignore my PM ok.

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #71 on: June 18, 2008, 08:24:05 PM »
We stayed at a place called Mattaranka Springs which has all natural artisian water and is usually quiet warm. The spot was amazing with peacocks wandering around the site and so peaceful. After dark, I could hear things hopping and thought it was frogs so went out to photograph them only to find these ghastly cane toads. They were introduced into Queensland to try and rid the sugar cane beetle  but have instead multiplied beyond control and everything that eats one dies. Even fresh water crocs are not immune to the poison and all our real frogs are disappearing as well.

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #72 on: June 18, 2008, 08:28:20 PM »
We pulled up in Darwin and made our bed and this little real frog was in the covers. I think he wanted to escape the can toad and have a chance for life.

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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #73 on: June 18, 2008, 08:30:54 PM »
Hi, FF...

Watch out for jumping crocs Dear!!
So these poisonous cane toads are a  human intervention on Nature..?
Where the peacocks??
Keep on sending FF..keep on having fun!! ;) ;D
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Re: Fire-flys Magnigicant Adventure.
« Reply #74 on: June 18, 2008, 08:33:43 PM »
My last photo for today is more wildlife and this one you will like Gyppo.

This bird is called a Bustard and is one of our largest birds. He is a flying bird but very big. They are around the outback and don't see them a lot but this trip we found a heap.

Hope everyone is well and I miss this place heaps.

We head to Kakadu tomorrow to show my daughter around for a few days and we leave Darwin to head to WA next Wed or Thurs.

RD, we are on a long trip and are not due back home until 5th of August. Its a long time without talking to you guys. Wheres Hunter, he is only a guest now?


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