Changes in environment
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The election was an interesting experience. The Labour party won by a large measure and the former PM, John Howard even lost in his own riding. (The Liberals had been in power for 11 or 13 years.) Politics here are pretty entertaining, and I think more people pay attention since voting is mandatory. Also some funny/unbelievable stories happen here (the husband of a liberal party candidate was caught putting up fake posters of an extremist Islamic group that claimed support from the Labour party, Kevin Rudd got chased around by local comedians with a man size Q-tip while being asked if he’d like a nibble after he was caught with his finger in his ear during question period, and a few years ago the leader of the opposition physically beat up a taxi driver, breaking his arm.) On Saturday I went to an election party at a local hotel/pub (pubs are called hotels for the most part). It was an extremely left (Labour) supporting group of people, so at least there was an upbeat atmosphere. The people were generally ecstatic because they had been waiting so long for a change.
I have now been to about half a dozen beaches in the greater Sydney region from the super populated Bondi Beach to the more secluded spots like West Head Beach, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (See Pictures). I am beginning to get a sense of how powerful waves can get and have felt the beginnings of a rip. It is definitely not all fun and games all the time. There is a lot to learn about the ocean in terms of knowing how to navigate through big waves, spotting a rip etc. West Head was just featured in the Sydney Herald magazine as one of
Last weekend, I also went to the
The weather is heating up and I am looking forward to the upcoming holidays. I want to get out to the bush during that time. The environment is really amazing and there is so much to know about the different plants and animals.
I love a sunburned country
A land of sweeping plains
Of rugged mountain ranges
Of drought and flooding rain
I love her far horizons
I love her jeweled sea
Her beauty and her terror
‘Tis the wide brown land for me