Saturday, January 25, 2014


I am.. You are... We are


Those Funny Animals

Funny Aussie Animals


Its been warm [a week ago]


Seen in Shark Bay [Denham]

the tourists on the beach are far more interested
in the dolphins at Monkey Mia
than to witness this rare event
Emus are quite often on the beach but hardly ever enter sea water

Black Swans surfing


sorry about the ad .. couldn't get rid of it



Welcome to the Outback


Waltzing Matilda
The song is a version of our unofficial national anthem Waltzing Matilda,
 the lyrics for which were penned by Banjo Paterson 
on a track east of Winton, in Outback Queensland.

It is sung in the Top End's Kriol,

 a combination of languages said to have grown organically
 from the meeting of Aboriginal, European 
and Chinese people around Darwin.


Some of my Favourite spots
so many more I could post

Bondi Beach Sydney

Willie creek near Broome

Whitsunday Islands

another shot of Bondi

Esperance coastline

Swimming in Ningaloo Reef

Bungle Bungles

Fraser Island



Franklin River

Cape Leveque

Western Australia

I still call Australia Home


Beyond the Black Stump


Road Signs

Big Things


fake sign...


Number on my back


Some Australian Animals
how many can you name??


Signs You’re Definitely An Aussie

You kind of forget WA, NT, and SA exist until you want to go wine tasting

 and that's how we like it!!!!!

This is a perfectly acceptable city name.

You talk about the weather ALL THE TIME.

 It kind of goes without saying, but THIS IS THE BEST.

Christmas Day means two things: seafood and beach cricket.

You or someone you know has been cane toad hunting

You don’t care if it’s “Australian for beer.” Not Fosters. NEVER  EVER Fosters.

You answer in the negative. “How are you?”

Interesting Facts

  1. Sharks are immune to all known diseases
  2. .(Just a bit of general knowledge for you icon smile 20 Interesting And Funny Facts About Australia )
  3. There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, 
  4. and only some 20 million people.
  5. The Tasmanian Devil does exist, and it has the jaw strength of a crocodile.
  6. The average person in Australia swallows three spiders a year.
  7. No part of Australia is more than 1000 km from the ocean and a beach.
  8. Melbourne has the second largest Greek population in the world.
  9. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest organic construction on earth.
  10. Kangaroo is Aborginee for,
  11.  “I don’t understand what you’re saying.”
  12. There are an estimated 40 million kangaroos in Australia.
  13.  (Try eating Kangaroo its actually quite nice!
  14. The box Jelly fish is known as the worlds most venomous
  15.  marine creature and has killed more Australians then sharks ,
  16.  crocodiles , and stone fish combined
  17.  It has the highest rate of gambling in the world
  18.  with over 80 percent of Australian adults engaging
  19.  in gambling of some kind and 20 percent 
  20. of the pokie machines in the world are found in Australia.
  21. The Great Barrier Reef has a mailbox.
  22.  You can ferry out there and send a postcard,
  23.  stamped with the only Great Barrier Reef stamp.
  24. Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.
  25. (Hmmm bit questioned on this one)
  26. It used to be legal to hunt and kill Aborigines.(Crazy!)
  27. Sydney is the largest city with over 4 million people,
  28.  while the capital city of Canberra only has around 300,000!
  29. Melbourne has the largest remaining tram
  30.  public transport system in the world.
  31. The first Australian born governor general was Jewish.
  32. Out of the top 25 deadliest snakes in the world,
  33.  20 are found in Australia.(Dose!)
  34.  Surprisingly Australia is the most obese country
  35.  in the world as of 2012 with a 26 percent obesity rate 
  36. despite being a sport loving nation.
  37.  Kangaroo meat can be purchased from the supermarket,
  38.  butcher and available on restaurant menus 
  39. as a leaner and healthier alternative to beef or lamb
  40.  with a 1-2 percent fat content.


Road Trains

If you've driven the Tanami Road in remote northern Australia 
then you know first hand that it's one of the worst roads in the country.
It runs across the Tanami Desert between Alice Springs 
and Halls Creek in Western Australia.
It's always been tough to drive, but increased mining activity
, especially along the Northern Territory section,
 is taking a big toll.
Some regular users believes the Tanami Road
 is in its worst condition for nearly a decade,
just at a time when the Kimberley is beginning to boom
 and vitally needs a transport link to the east.
Lara Wilde is the spokeswoman for the Tanami Action Group
—formed late last year by the Central Kimberley Chamber of Commerce
 to lobby for a major upgrade of the desert road.
 She says the road suffers from the combination of fine red desert sand,
 and a drenching wet season.
‘In the wet season it’s covered in water,’ she says.
 ‘You can’t stop.
 If you want to stop and help somebody else who’s bogged
 you’ll get bogged in the process.’

The 1077 kilometre road follows a cattle droving route NW
 from the MacDonnell Ranges above Alice Springs, 
leading across the desert to Halls Creek in the Kimberley
. Most of it is dirt and gravel—about 20 per cent is bitumen.
 Around 700 kilometres is in the Northern Territory, 
and that’s where Ms Wilde says the road is worst.
‘Trucks are doing 35 kilometres an hour as a top speed,' she says
. 'It is quite corrugated,
 and I’ve got pictures of whole chunks of road that have just disappeared.’


Road Train Fail



It would be remiss of me not to post a couple of Slim Dusty Songs
this weekend
Here are a couple




Banned Cane Toad Advert


Funny Signs

Phils Philosophy

National Anthem
both verses
with the second verse far better than the first

1 comment:

Sandee said...

I've learned much about your country today. Those road trains are impressive and then some.

Have a fabulous day Phil. ☺