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22 March 2015 @ 10:40 pm
Relaxing Sunday  
After all the extra work of the last three or four weeks it was nice to have a work-free weekend. Didn't matter that it was rainy and damp (and muggy - every time I set foot outside my glasses immediately fogged up!) I still had a relaxing time.

Went out to Somerset Dam today. The plan was for a whole group of us to go out but due to the weather everyone cancelled except for my sister and brother in law. More fool them; it poured with rain all day in the 'burbs but out at the dam we only had one brief shower. Spent the day just sitting and talking, paddling in the water, drinking wine and eating - so full that I didn't need dinner tonight. And the sun broke through the clouds just enough to give me a slight sunburn.

It doesn't matter how many kangaroos I've seen in the past, I'm always thrilled to see them.

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This was as close as I could get. The one on the right was quite large - here he is again -

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He was taller than me when standing upright like this.

The dam catchment area is quite pretty, and I'd like to see it on a sunny day. The only drawback was that the swimming area was really pebbly and sore underfoot - might need some reef shoes if we're going to camp out there on a regular basis.

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Where the grass meets the water.

Back home by 5.30pm and back into the rain. I know we need it, but it can stop now, please....
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
miwahni: Random Ulu-roomiwahni on March 23rd, 2015 10:48 am (UTC)
They're certainly hard to miss - especially at dusk when they bound out across the road without warning. Always very cautious, driving at dawn and dusk on country roads.

I think if the roos were melting you had every right to feel a bit limp yourself! Count yourself lucky you weren't hit by a drop-bear in that weather.
a honeyed wine at night: slow loris meadmoonlightmead on March 23rd, 2015 11:05 am (UTC)
*adores icon*

Haha, friends who hired a car to get somewhere pretty remote were American and used to big distances, but they were not used to right-hand-drive, nor were they used to seeing dead kangaroos all over the road. They came back quite incredulous!

Heh, yeah, I was warned about the drop bears. I believe it all. Although, obviously, I didn't fall for that rubbish about those cute platypuses having poisoned talons...
miwahni: Random Ulu-roomiwahni on March 23rd, 2015 11:33 am (UTC)
How could anything that looks so odd actually be dangerous with venom that causes excrutiating paid and necrosis around the wound? Yeah I don't believe it either. *g*

I can imagine your friends' reactions; kangaroos are in plague proportions some years and they simply have no road sense at all.

Icon is cute, isn't he? I call him Ulu-roo.