Fun Stuff: August 2019 Archives

Fifty-one years ago this weekend the parental type people came down to Canberra to celebrate the opening of the Canberra Youth Hostel.

Mum took two photos up Black Mountain - one from the top, and one from the lookout part way up.  Unfortunately we'll be busy on the weekend so I won't be able to get the fifty-one year recreation, so you'll have to make do with my photos from 2016.

From part way up..

Canberra from Black Mountain, August 1968

Canberra from Black Mountain, December 2016

At the top

Canberra from Black Mountain, August 1968

Canberra from Black Mountain, September 2016

I love how Parkes Way just isn't there in 1968, and there seems to be a lot more trees around now..

Shoalhaven Zoo

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When we went to visit Kit and Pete in July, we went to Shoalhaven Zoo for the afternoon.  Actually quite a nice little zoo in a lovely setting on the Shoalhaven River north of Nowra.

Inland bearded dragon
Shoalhaven Zoo

Leopard tortoise
Shoalhaven Zoo

Pete on the slippery dip
Shoalhaven Zoo

Emus
Shoalhaven Zoo

Stu and eastern grey joey
Shoalhaven Zoo

Eastern grey kangaroo joey
Shoalhaven Zoo

Lace monitor
Shoalhaven Zoo

Budgies
Shoalhaven Zoo

Harry the corella
Shoalhaven Zoo

Blue-winged kookaburra
Shoalhaven Zoo

Tawny frogmouth
Shoalhaven Zoo

Major mitchell cockatoo
Shoalhaven Zoo

Red-tailed black cockatoo
Shoalhaven Zoo

African grey parrot
Shoalhaven Zoo

Lorikeet
Shoalhaven Zoo

Peacocks
Shoalhaven Zoo

Wombat
Shoalhaven Zoo

Dingo
Shoalhaven Zoo

White lion
Shoalhaven Zoo

Feeding the lions
Shoalhaven Zoo

Shoalhaven Zoo

Lion cub
Shoalhaven Zoo

Shoalhaven River
Shoalhaven Zoo

Kit and llamas
Shoalhaven Zoo

Shoalhaven Zoo

Wedge tailed eagle (had been injured so couldn't fly)
Shoalhaven Zoo

Water bison
Shoalhaven Zoo

Cliffs
Shoalhaven Zoo

This tree-top ropes course looked like a lot of fun (closed the day we went because it was so windy)
Shoalhaven Zoo

Rock cavern
Shoalhaven Zoo

Meerkat
Shoalhaven Zoo

These little quails wouldn't let me get a good photo of them because they kept coming to investigate my phone
Shoalhaven Zoo

Common marmoset
Shoalhaven Zoo

Sheep
Shoalhaven Zoo

Goat
Shoalhaven Zoo

Stu made a friend
Shoalhaven Zoo

Kit and Stu and the dachshund
Shoalhaven Zoo

Quite a lovely afternoon (except for it being *crazy* windy!)

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