Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Family Hols

So we continue on our merry way here in Brisbane. So far we have explored some of the islands off the coast in Moreton Bay with the 'help' of Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre (the guys running the boat out to the snorkel/dive site clearly didn't care one iota about the enjoyment of their paying customers, they just wanted to get their free diving in. In response to my mother's query as to what a Manta Ray is the fat chain smoking tub of wanna be Hell's Angel squeezed unappetizingly into a layer of neoprene replied 'It's a Ray'. Cheers buddy. We did though get to see Leopard Sharks and Loggerhead turtles.), enjoyed the delights of the newly opened South Bank entertainment complex including super mod-min library, modern art gallery and fake beach/open air cinema, visited some of the national and state parks which surround and abutt the city and also went to a koala sanctuary where we actually saw some of the little blighters nestling in trees in The Wild! Mum spotted it about 20 metres up. It looked like a burr or a nest of some sort until it scratched its ear.

I'm going to dispel a myth now, so don't be too disappointed with the new lense through which you will be forced to view the universe; long has it been 'known' that koalas sleep for much of the time. As much as 20 hours per day when rest and sleep are added together. This, many folk will happily tell you, is because they are intoxicated by the eucalypt leaves on which they sustain themselves. IT IS A LIE! They sleep because they have very little energy due to the fact that eucalyptus leaves have very low nutritional value. They are also very cute and likeable even when being boring and asleep.

Recently I have seen Apocalypto and Babel about which more will be said when I have got back from a short trip to Noosa with my sister. Mum is off to the Great Barrier Reef for a few days.

Hey Nick, who was on the throne in 1563? Quickly now......I'm waiting.

2 comments:

Nick Seecharan said...

OK smart ass! without cheating ... all i can tell you is that it was the one shortly after Henry VIII, who was in 1543 .. or something like that .. now I am going to have a look - hang on - Doh! Elizabeth I ... out by 3 monarchs .. not bad considering there 41 to choose from! Booyakasha .. your majesty! NSS

Nick Seecharan said...

OK smart ass! without cheating ... all i can tell you is that it was the one shortly after Henry VIII, who was in 1543 .. or something like that .. now I am going to have a look - hang on - Doh! Elizabeth I ... out by 3 monarchs .. not bad considering there 41 to choose from! Booyakasha .. your majesty! NSS