Monday, 29 October 2007

Trained and Boated

Here's a link to the blog of an ex-pat Australian who lives in Sweden - Marie - a must-read blog if you like boats, dogs, bird-life, cockatiels and good writing ... and blogs with interesting titles ...



I am now trained. There are five of us who completed our training as guides today, and we celebrated with some lemon cake H kindly made. We were also taken on a trip on the 'Monarch' ( a launch that makes daily excursion trips up the harbour.)



sealions









albatrosses nesting on the headland



albatross swimming



the lighthouse



caspian terns on the wharf railing



and then the road home.

11 comments:

mapiprincesa! said...

Congratulations, Chief! Beautiful photos...oh, how I love Spring!

leonie (chocolate covered musings) said...

wow and congratulations! and what amazing photos

Mrs. G. said...

Congratulations and thank you for the lovely post. Now could you please pass the lemon cake.

chiefbiscuit said...

mapi - Thanks. Yes it is nice to have the warmer weather and all the animals frisky and maternal.

leonie - Thanks - you must come pay us a visit one day.

mrs g. - I wish virtual was more real then maybe I could!

Shameless said...

Oh, what a cool job that's going to be ... with scenery like that to play in! :-)

Catherine said...

I'm thinking we should come down and let you guide us some time - years ago we came down to see the albatross colony, and the last chick flew away the week before we arrived, so it closed down. We never quite made it back.

chiefbiscuit said...

shameless - I am jst thrilled to be part of it all.

Catherine - Yes you must!

Di Mackey said...

I used to travel that road all the time ... thanks for posting the photographs, it was a nice trip down memory lane.

Congratulations on passing through the training :)

Avus said...

You are absolutely determined to make me very jealous, Chief! Lemon cake AND a trip on the Monarch.
Always remember that you live in a little corner of heaven.

Marie said...

Thankyou so much for the mention. I feel very honoured and I'm glad that you like reading about the Noah's Ark that is my household.

What a beautiful place you live in and how I envy you all of that sunshine. And you have sea lions, too. I really like sea lions, even though they used to keep us awake at night with their moans and barks while we were at the beach house at Victor Harbour. I enjoyed watching them roll and flap and wiggle in the surf, living a daily life that I so envied!

chiefbiscuit said...

di - Thanks! Glad to contribute your nostalgia!

avus - I never forget it Avus, thanks.

marie - It's a pleasure to recommend your blog - it's a doozy!

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