Sunday, August 20, 2006

A new companion for Molly

Dave and Pam have sent me a photo of the new addition to Cooinda, (Redwood Park, SA that is.)This was the noisest, most demanding kitten in the pet shop and that now appears to be queen of her new domain, still with no name.
The new young lady

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Busy Friday..........

The day started early at 8:ooam with ALIA seminar Liber80n on the future of library education in Australia, with many guest speakers, including Stuart Ferguson from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga and Gillian Hallam from QUT as well as locals.
Liber8ion Seminar
Stuart Ferguson and Gillian Hallam
Gilliam Hallam at Liber8on seminar.
Elizabeth Desailly
Stuart  Ferguson
Ann Ritchie
Discussing the issues

My day was busy with telephone conference to Queensland for an hour and a half, then a 2 hour meeting for the Bachelor of Nursing Advisory Group. I needed the drinks at the Darwin Sailing Club in the evening with some of the speakers!

Tropical eve at Darwin Sailing Club
Darwin Sailing Club Sunset
Drinks at Darwin Sailing Club

Sunday, August 13, 2006

An informative Saturday morning

I attended an informative talk at the Northern Territory Library by author, researcher, Pauleen Cass on "Researching your Family History". She focuses on the social context of genealogy which brings a lot of colour to ones family tree.
Here is Pauleen with Robin Hempel, Reference Librarian at NTL.
Robin Hempel and Pauleen Cass
Pauleen Cass
Northern Territory Library seminar

Monday, August 07, 2006

A quick trip to Katherine

On Friday, my Tassie visitor, Ken and I drove down to Katherine for a short visit. I visited one of the two campuses CDU has there. I spoke with the campus manager, Vicki Williams
and other staff. This is Vicki in the Katherine campus Resource Room.
Vick Williams
On Saturday morning we had a 4 hour cruise on the Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.
Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park

Katherine Gorge
We saw this freshwater crocodile resting. It was just over a couple of metres long.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

One of many balmy evenings with Ken

Ken was escaping a Tasmanian winter, so we enjoyed a number of meals out, as well as some home cooked barbecues.
Ken at Darwin Sailing club
Enjoying the food and a "sooky white"
A meal at the  Darwin Sailing Club
Darwin Sailing club Sunset
And another evening sipping a red in my courtyard after a barbecue meal.
The Boys

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Trip To Ubirr Rock

We spent a great Sunday morning, with some drama at Ubirr Rock.
Entrance to Ubirr Rock
After leaving the car park where I saw this Grevillea pteridifolia, very attractive orange bottle-brush like flowers
Flowers in a tropical setting
we climbed to the top of the escarpment and had a good view of the Kakadu Wetlands.
Ken climbing the rock
Ubirr Rock
View from Ubirr
Rock art Ubirr Rock
View from Ubirr
Rock art Ubirr Rock
Rock art Ubirr Rock
Note my lack of proper foot wear in this shot.
The Ubirr Climb, a fools fall to come!
Once again, I was stupidly not wearing the correct footwear for the conditions and I took a dramatic tumble down the last few metres of the climb, with camera and lenses making a noise on the rocks, people screaming (not me as I knew I had done the wrong thing!!) I was lucky to get away with bruised toes, scrapped knees, wrist and feeling foolish! Even a pretty European backpacker offered first aid.

Also interesting to see this Magela Creek crossing. When I visited with Pauline and Karen earlier this year in March (see March Archive) it was flooded and closed to all traffic.
Road to Ubirr Rock