Mar 29, 2010

Catch up... part two.. fluffy animals

So all fun done with in Melbourne it was back on another plane up to Newcastle (and no this is not home of the Toon army!) this is Newcastle, New South Wales, home of the most huge coal machinery, as witnessed on my drive from the airport to my hotel.. I’ve not seen anything like it!!!! I nearly crashed the car trung to take a picture… fortunately (and for one of the only times in my life) I used some sense and pulled over! How cool is this!



Looking out to sea here you see huge tankers, and we’re talking approximately 50, lined up ready to come in and be filled up with coal… it’s quite interesting really!!

I arrived at my hotel, interestingly named The Blackbutt Inn… yes I know, conjures up all sorts! I was early, so I had to either twiddle my thumbs (and stop myself getting blackbutt) or go and find something to do… I chose the latter and took myself off to the local reserve to see the birds and animals…I wasn’t expecting much, but found, for free, some wonderful birds and cute animals… enjoy…











After a 30 minute tour around the reserve I was back at my hotel and was pleasantly surprised that my room, although small, was well appointed and modern with a great bathroom… a little jewel The Blackbutt Inn, comes highly recommended from me!


There was a great guy working in reception who left me with quite a interesting tidbit about Koalas, although if you are eating then please leave this for later… Koalas, cute, fluffy....



feed their babies pooh.. yes you heard right! Koalas feed their babies poop to pass on gut microbes needed for digesting eucalyptus leaves, which are toxic to most species. Not so cute and fluffy now!

3 comments:

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Is it true that Koalas stink as well?

Crystal said...

oh love the pics of the cute cuddly animals!! I'm so jealous you got to see koalas up close...it's on my life list of things to do. And the poop part? Meh, seems only natural and clever to me. We shove fast food down our kids' throats, so what's a little poop?

Hope you are having a fabulous time down under..but it looks and sounds like you are!

Brahm said...

Wow - great fuzzy animals shots! And total "ew..." on the koala poop thing!

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