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The adventures of Fe & Chris


After a couple of long flights and several chapters of Harry Potter (yes, I have finally got hold of it, and no, I haven’t finished it yet, so no spoilers!), we finally touched down in Brisbane, Australia.

We spent our first day sorting our lives out in the big city (although still no hair cuts), and cuddling koala bears at Lone Pine Koala sanctuary - very cute. We also got to feed some Kangaroos and Wallabies.


Our next stop was Binna Burra lodge in Lammington National Park south of Brisbane where we spent a lovely two and a half days bushwalking and learning the joys of BBQs. Chris saw lots of new birds, and even I took to a bit of bird watching. We stayed in a ‘Safari tent’ - a tent with double bed in it - a great idea!

The forest was lovely and there was a fantastic network of paths built so that you never have to walk up a steep gradient. It was cool (~14 degrees) - a very agreeable temperature - in the morning and evening we unpacked our hats and gloves for the first time! At night whilst we were barbecuing our tea, possums and bandicoots came and said hello.

We are now in the Top End of Australia - in Darwin. Tomorrow we pick up a camper van and head off to the middle of the country, so over the next few weeks we may only be occasionally in touch….


  Keir wrote @ October 21st, 2007 at 2:19 am

I was going to comment on Chris’s hair and teeth (not your hair Fee - which looks just fine) but Fee got there first. Oooh I have to - Has Chris got a wig on and false teeth in?

Out of interest where did the expression to “pick up” come from. Cause when it comes to lasses I very rarely do that and when it comes to campervans even less so. Also I got a postcard from my aunt with regards my mum and in it she stated that my mum had “got off with the tour guide in the church”. Tis a funny language english.

  Soph wrote @ October 22nd, 2007 at 6:07 am

Koala’s are not bears! Yes they are very cute and I hoped you washed your hands well - as instructed by Lone Pine

  Bella wrote @ October 22nd, 2007 at 3:52 pm

Hurray, you finally got to cuddle your Koala, well done Fifi Le Flint!
His claws look a little sharp!

  Fiona wrote @ October 29th, 2007 at 7:09 pm

I know koalas are not bears, but that is their name (well, perhaps used to be I don’t know!).
Their claws weren’t too sharp, although I was a little concerned about that myself, given my sparse clothing.
Oh, and yes I did wash my hands like a good little girl!
And I enjoyed every moment of my cuddle :-)

  Dad and Ann wrote @ October 30th, 2007 at 1:24 pm

Couldn’t get to see the photo on the website that you sent, but then they are out to sell the photos, not let you see (or download) them for free! So have had to resort to saving a copy from the blog and printing it out, though quality suffered somewhat.
I seem to recall that Koalas have a somewhat pungent breath, due to the Eucalyptus that they eat. Did you notice it?

  Koala expert wrote @ November 1st, 2007 at 7:48 pm

No, I didn’t notice any smelly breath, although another side effect of eating eucalyptus is getting stoned, so she was quite chilled out, although I did worry slightly as she turned to face me (her face was rather close to mine!).
Oh, and did I mention her name was Theresa? Sorry, think I forgot that vital information before.

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