Sunday, April 28, 2013

More beach fun

We are having the most gorgeous Autumn, here in Australia. Day after day of lovely, not-too-hot days and no rain! 

  This morning, we were up and at the beach just after dawn. This is on the breakwall, where the Macleay River meets the sea.

The water is warm and clear, perfect for a swim.

And to fetch a few sticks, of course.

Followed by a bit of digging.... there are all these little crabs on the beach. If you are really quick, you can dig them out... and crunch them. Sorry crabs, but it's just too much fun to stop.

Gracie was on to bigger game - she was tracking some horses. We never saw them, but they had left delicious little presents along the way. What a great way to start the day!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

kookaburra fun

We caught a kookaburra this morning! It was in our yard and we got him. Boy did he make a fuss, squawking and flapping about. He looked like this.

Unfortunately, Neil heard all the noise and came to investigate. He made us let it go.

Never mind, we were excited about it for ages afterwards. We finally caught one, amazing. Sorry there is no photographic record of our hunting prowess - but you can imagine two excited Dales with their mouths full of feathers... that was us!