Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Our porch companions

There are always at least half a dozen of these geckos on our front porch.
Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus a native of Indonesia
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New look for Hugh

Not sure about the new haircut that Hugh had! I guess it's cool,I shaved my beard off so I shouldn't comment.
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Hughie

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hughies first week

This is Hugh's first week as a guide at the Territory Wildlife Park.
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Hughie

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday Stokes Hill Wharf

Stokes Hill Wharf is a great place for a casual meal or an ice cream.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Still nesting OK?

This Curlew is still in place on the nest in the garden of the ANU facility near one of the car parks , but I still have not seen its partner all week.
Bush Stone Curlew

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mindil Beach Sunset Market over until May 2008

I had a quick trip to a very crowded Mindil Beach Sunset Market now finished until May 2008.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
It was a huge crowd, and car parking was difficult so I left early
to avoid traffic jams,especially after the fireworks later.
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Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Evening at the waterfront

With Hughie's London based girl-friend Keira, now in Darwin. we enjoyed an evening meal at The Jetty at Stokes Hill Wharf Precinct.
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Hugh and Keira
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Crocodile in the library...

The CDU Practice Firms were having a 10th Anniversary Trade Fair and Pre- Xmas sales and offered photo taking with a live crocodile.

Crocodile in the library

Crocodile in the library

A walk through the car park

As I was bringing one of my cameras in today I snapped a few shots on campus. I took this shot with a long lens, only to be told a few minutes later by a colleague that there was a domestic cat under my car, I hope this Curlew is safe as I have not seen its mate for a few days!
Bush Stone Curlew

I then changed my lens to wide angle for these shots of the library building.
Charles Darwin University Library
Charles Darwin University Library
Charles Darwin University Library

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Last Sunday evening Mindil Beach Market for the year

Mindil Beach Sunset Market
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It was the last Sunday evening Mindil Beach Market for the year until next May so was quite busy.
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Artist Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Indigenous artist Mindil Beach Market
Hugh helps out
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The local artillery soldiers do a Charity Gun carriage run at this time each year.
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Rene from the Jabaru group was in fine form
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Jabaru at Mindil

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