Friday, December 21, 2007

Jervis Bay - Booderee National Park

Booderee Park is a beautiful place. The gorgeous weather was a bonus considering it was supposed to be rainy the whole time we were in Jervis Bay. The various beaches were really pretty, but the water was just too cold even for a quick dip. I got in thigh deep before giving up and sitting in the creek which was as warm as bath water. I say creek, M says ditch.

We saw an echidna in the bushes, it was so cute and we thought it was a porcupine, it had yellow-tipped quills. We also saw some tame kangaroos in the garden of some holiday accommodation in the Park and they were watching me sceptically as I half-crouched in a ready-to-flee position as I posed for a photo. I mean, kangaroos apparently can kick you in the guts and yank out all your insides with one powerful kick, except these two were little joeys. I stayed clear of the big mummy/daddy one which was standing about six-foot tall at the other end of the grass patch. As we drove out of the Park, we saw a wallaby standing by the side of the road, as though waiting for the lights to change before he crossed! He didn't even bat an eyelid as our car went by, he must be so used to traffic, it was a really interesting sight to suddenly see a wallaby standing by the car.

We certainly had a good day out with Mother Nature.



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