Results tagged “Dinosaurs” from Kazza the Blank One

Had a pretty good night's sleep last night. Woke up about five past six and debated for about thirty seconds whether or not I should get up for the sunrise. In the end decided I would, and it was quite pretty.

Breakfast was pretty decent, but I restrained myself from eating too much of it.

After breakfast we headed south-west to the Dinosaur Stampede National Monument. Had a little walk around the place before going in for the 10am "tour". It's actually just a big shed protecting a large bed of dinosaur footprints. Very very cool thing to see.

Then back into town for lunch (it's an hour and half drive each way out to the stampede).

After lunch went to the Age of Dinosaurs museum. This is a "working" museum where they not only have some super cool original dinosaur bones, but also people working to extract the bones from the rock. Our guide, Kathrine, was super enthusiastic about the work going on there (and life in general actually).

Then onto Longreach. On the way we had another round of Bobs and Dollys, which we won rather convincingly. Also saw lots of emus.

Arrived at the motel in Longreach, raced to get our laundry put on, then went across the road to see the PLANES!! I might have squeed a lot. Seeing the planes was my main reason for even coming on this trip.

Back to the motel for a very yummy dinner of roast pork and lamb and veggies.

Then across to see the planes by night. Well, the 747 anyway.

And finally back to download everything and type this up.

Dinosaurs!

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This morning we headed out to Cafe Injoy for breakfast.  Lots of sparrows there to keep us company.

Injoy sparrow
After breakfast we went out to feed the fish, but their water is so disgusting I don't think they could see the bread we were throwing them.

Gold Creek pond
So I fed the pigeons instead.  They even sat on me to eat, and I caught a couple of them just because I could.

Gold Creek pigeons
Then we walked down past some pretty leaves

Gold Creek leaves
and past the George Harcourt which is being expanded at the moment

George Harcourt renovations
.. to the National Dinosaur Museum!  I've had Entertainment Book vouchers for there for the last couple of years so thought we should use em some time.  It wasn't a bad little museum, and it even had some real specimens (Stu was most excited by the Ediacara Hills specimens of pre-cambrian fossils).  It was $11 each, but was buy one get one free with the voucher, so only $11 for the both of us.

National Dinosaur Museum
I assembled the vertebrae/spine plates cause there was noone else around :)
Stegosaurus jigsaw
Stegosaurus and pterodactyl
Stegosaurus
Ediacara Hills jellyfish
Ediacara Hills jellyfish
Ediacara Hills Ovatoscutum
Ediacara Hills Ovatoscutum
Trilobites
Trilobites
Plateosaurus engelhardti
Plateosaurus engelhardti
Allosaurus fragilis
Allosaurus fragilis
Pteranodon ingens
Pteranodon ingens
Chasmosaurus belli
Chasmosaurus belli
The time was wrong on this cute dinosaur clock
Dinosaur clock
Shark teeth
Shark teeth

Two years ago today we headed into the Black Forest, had a look at the world's biggest cuckoo clock, stopped at the very pretty Titisee, and ended up and Lindau and the beautiful harbour there in the evening
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IT geek, originally from Sydney, moved to Canberra in 2007. Married to "the sweetie", aka Stu. Prolific photographer, Lego junkie and tropical fish keeper.

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