Sunday, June 11, 2006

June Long weekend

We had a great team gathering at Jayshree and Peter's home and this was a nice evening in balmy tropical conditions.
Kaye. Lindsey and Pauline

A lovely open space home and great garden surrounds. I got to wear my loudest shirt, a silk Indonesian one given to me by an Indonesian visitor several years ago.
Kaye, myself, Lindsey, Pauline

On Saturday morning a trip to Parap Market with Pauline and her daughter Lindsey, then Fogg Dam.
Dam Wall Road Fogg Dam
Egrets at Fogg Dam

Even though its the dry, its still a lovely spot with plenty of birdlife, in fact great flocks of egrets.
Fogg Dam
Fogg Dam

Great flocks of birds especially egrets, much smaller numbers of Royal Spoonbills.
Fogg Dam
As usual, the Rainbow Bee-eaters were enjoying feasting on dragonflies.
Rainbow Bee-eater Foog Dam

Then a trip to the Adelaide River for a Jumping Crocodile Cruise. This was the first time that I have done this.
Jumping Crocodile cruise

I still don't like the idea of the spectacle, I would rather just enjoy the river and see them basking in the sun. Returned to Darwin in the early evening and tried to enjoy the Greek Festival Glenti, but it was packed out with people and big queues for food so went Irish instead!