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Waves don't scare easily...but at least i tried.
I remember this past week, my last full week on this isle del kangaroos, dragging on and on like the old, brown Chevrolet Caprice Classic station wagon we had when i was a kid. The thing just wouldn't die. Now that the week is over, done with, dead, it seems like a blur.

I didn't do a whole lot: a bit of grapevine pruning, a bit of gardening, a bit of fencing (the post and wire variety, not the enguard! Touché! have at you! stuff...sorry to disappoint). Some of you may be asking, "does bryan ever do more than a bit of this; a bit of that? what the heck?" and to that i say...stop asking questions. Teresa left on thursday because...well, because she wanted to go somewhere else. We wish her the best.

Saturday Bob and Lorraine took me for a drive along the south coast. We stopped at D'estrees Bay to have lunch and a look around.
I'm going to miss her
Yes! more BEACH photos! I can sense your excitement! Now, in my defense, Kangaroo Island can be accurately described, as anyone who's been keeping up with my entries will know, in two words: Scenic Beaches.  These scenic beaches seem to be the only thing Amy's camera wants to take pictures of...so i let it. With that being said and without anymore lame excuses from me, i just want you to know that i am well aware that my last entry was a bit overkill with the beach photos, so i'll go easy on you...THIS time.

D'estrees Bay is nice. I'm running out of ways to describe these beaches to you...beautiful, stunning, picturesque, brilliant, gee golly swell, whatever...they're nice. This particular beach has a sea eagle's nest, rocks, more rocks, shark eggs, and cool cave-ish cliff overhangs.
Sea eagle's nest, green patch atop the rock
Don't believe me? I took pictures of all of the aforementioned, just so you can't call me a liar. Also, as per Amy's request, i've posted more pictures of ME. All of which were taken by ME. I usually don't post many, if any, pictures of ME because it's a hassle to get pictures of yourself when you're always the one holding the camera....if you do the "i'm holding the camera and pointing it at myself but trying to make it look like i'm not" thing then you always get the same picture from the same angle and everyone knows you took it yourself.  It has a very 'myspace' feel to it. I can't bring myself to do that, but i do aim to please, so i painstakingly set up the camera (sometimes having to wedge sticks and rocks underneath it to get the right angle), put it on timer, and hurried into place.
lots of poop and feathers and sticks...no eggs.
..what a freakin' hassle! just for YOU!

We went further down the coast to watch surfers get pummeled by large waves and then drove home. Oh plus i found a large Sydney Turban shell. Bob said, "You usually don't find them that large." but since this is the only one i've ever found, and it is in fact "that large", then technically, i DO usually find them that large, don't i? Yep. My logic is impeccable.

Nothing else happened!

I leave for Cairns on wednesday. Everyone keeps telling me how much i'm going to love it in Cairns and the Whitsundays and how i'm not going to want to leave because it's so nice and warm and beautiful and everyone wears beach clothes year-round. Sounds absolutely terrible...horrific even. Maybe i should just skip it and go home early? Yeah all this hanging out on majestic beaches is really tiresome.

Sigh...no i guess i should go so that i can keep this thing going and you people can have something to occupy yourselves with while you're at work instead of..oh, i don't know...actually working. hah!

Dinner bell!

See ya!
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Waves dont scare easily...but at …
Waves don't scare easily...but at…
Im going to miss her
I'm going to miss her
Sea eagles nest, green patch atop…
Sea eagle's nest, green patch ato…
lots of poop and feathers and stic…
lots of poop and feathers and sti…
two types of sharks lay eggs...im…
two types of sharks lay eggs...i'…
Like LickinLichen? im so clever.…
Like Lickin'Lichen? i'm so clever…
look, im pointing at the POINT...…
look, i'm pointing at the POINT..…
Head in the clouds...oh the corny …
Head in the clouds...oh the corny…
good news...i found an old shoe
good news...i found an old shoe
boring photos are needed so that t…
boring photos are needed so that …
from far away its Yes! a cave! …
from far away it's "Yes! a cave!"…
More overhand. its still cool i g…
More overhand. it's still cool i …
see...i hurry to get into place fo…
see...i hurry to get into place f…
its green and bulby...i should pr…
it's green and bulby...i should p…
man was that a good idea or what?
man was that a good idea or what?
most plants here are NOT for eatin…
most plants here are NOT for eati…
did he eat it, or didnt he? who c…
did he eat it, or didn't he? who …
later the sea eagle came back and …
later the sea eagle came back and…
i should learn to do this...in the…
i should learn to do this...in th…
theyre still surfing and its sti…
they're still surfing and it's st…
Obligatory Late Afternoon Beach Ph…
Obligatory Late Afternoon Beach P…
the elusive large Sydney Turban …
the elusive "large" Sydney Turban…
Kangaroo Island
photo by: Biedjee