Sunday, 6 September 2009

Introducing Roger and other Australian delights!

Well I am back in the UK now and suffering with the dreaded jet lag - hence a blog post at 3am!

I managed to take a few hours off from my work schedule and got to do some exploring in Oz. I had a hire car for a day so went in search of Kangaroos. After a bit of investigation the helpful lady at the local tourist info place suggested a trip out to Pebbly Beach. So I packed my picnic and set off.

After a great drive along the coast and down a very long dirt path I found myself this fantastic beach. Can you believe I was the only person on it!

After my picnic I went for a wander in search of the Roos, looks like they were on a family outing to the beach as well.

Now at this point I came across a man who reliably informed me that this kangaroo was called Roger. He was obviously used to tourists and came really close to me - I even got to stroke him (the Kangaroo not the Ozzie guy!) I had a chat with Roger and he was very interested in relocating to the UK and we made plans for him to meet me at the airport, and I had a nice new home arranged for him, but alas I think he got cold feet as he stood me up!

This is Mrs Roger and I think she was the reason he decided against the UK - can you see the babies feet sticking out of her pouch?
Another relative, again with a full pouch

It was amazing to get so close to them, but I would hate to upset them as they can do lots of damage, with those powerful feet and huge tail.

I also got some time out in Sydney so here are the Bridge and Opera house - the 2 most famous sites, taken from the ferry to Manley.

Off to try and get some more sleep now!

MM xx


  1. Cor, what a stud that Roger is!..... shame he stood you up at the
    Beautiful beach, though i would have been wary sharing it with a gaggle of Roos! they could have attacked at any time....! Bugger! your so brave. :-)
    Glad your home safe and sound.:-)

  2. Wow Mitty, looks fab, what beautiful photographs and Roger is a fine young Roo ;)

    Like angel, glad you are home safe and sound too :)



  3. Glad you had a good time. Shame about Roger, he was rather handsome but full marks for standing by his commitments eh?
    Yep, the show was great, the weather was fantastic and it was sooooo busy. The beer tent was packed ! I've never seen so many dogs either.
    Shame you missed it but I'm sure you've been told what a success it was.
    Unfortunately we had another very serious accident on the cross roads a couple of days after the show. We've been trying to get something done about the speed limit along our stretch of road. Told that to change speed to 30mph, there will have to be 3 fatalities !!!! Disgraceful x

  4. It sounds like you had a lovely time. Hubby and I were in Sydney about a week before you! I hope you get over the jet lag. It took my son Connor two weeks to get back into our time zone after returning from the UK, he'd play at night while we were sleeping, then sleep all day!
    Best wishes,

  5. Looks like you had a great time, love the roos x

  6. Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeous site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

  7. Beautiful pictures. Love the kangaroo's. It's probably best that Roger stayed behind and I doubt that he'd have enjoyed our weather too much.

  8. I'm so glad you enjoyed our beautiful country , get a good sleep.

  9. Lovely to see Roger and family, but where's the photos of the goodies you promise to show, eh ???

    Love and blessings

  10. sounds like a lovely trip. That beach is to die for!!

  11. Hello!

    cheers for popping by...I'm so looking forward to getting it...My Sister has bought it for thats nice of her...
    Wonder if the bag will be easy to make?
    Is the fabric good??
    ooohh the excitment......must get out more:>D

  12. It looks like you had a great time, it must be strange being back to Autumn here in the UK. The kangaroos are so sweet.
    Isabelle x

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