Monday, April 03, 2006

A wet trip to the Territory Wildlife Park

On her last day and after a good lunch with friends at the Cornucopia Cafe, I took Karen out to the Territory Wildlife Park. It was bucketing down with a monsoon shower, especially as we walking out through the Monsoon Forest area! Here is a very wet Karen waiting to be transported back to the main station area.

We did get to see the fantastic avaries and the aquarium and a guide stopped the minibus to show us this Wedgetailed Eagle.

Karen, Pauline, her cousin Michael from the UK and I enjoyed yet another meal out at the Darwin Sailing Club and its sunset views.

Rainbow bee-eater

This was quite a delighful bird to snap out of the car window. It's a Rainbow Bee-eater.

Saying farewell to Karen

Jessie and Rod were wonderful hosts for a gathering of workmates to wish Karen all the best for her surgery and leave.
These are photos of the pleasant evening taken by Peta and myself

Jessie presented Karen with a big bunch of Helaconias

What a bunch of people!
Having fun on the verandah.

Even the frogs joined us for dinner.

Next day Karen and I went out to Fogg Dam and again saw things we had never seen out there before. There was this juvenile Fresh Water crocodile at the waters edge.

And of course the usual birdlife like this young kite. and an Egret , with plenty of Royal Spoonbills