Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I wonder where my brother is on his world tour? I figure he might just be about to leave NZ and head to Sydney. I'm not sure what the weather is like there just now...which is funny because for about a year the weather on the East Coast of Australia was one of my top priorities! Funny how times change.
It is Winter in Oz--and definitely the time to go visit!!! Sydney is a wonderful vibrant city--but a big city full of traffic and concrete just the same. Its real charm is getting around by water--just like Brisbane which has a super fast ferry up and down the river. Did I tell you my DH studied Bull Sharks who swim up the river to give birth? Not many people know that and it shocked the hell out of all the people who swam in the rivers as kids...
I'd be happy to live in Australia, except for the intense summer heat and the 100 top deadly critters in the world :) The second deadliest lives in the gardens in the sub-tropical East Coast--i.e. Brisbane :) I think it is the Eastern Brown snake (although my ID book seems to have disappeared to Pre-K). A single drop of venom can kill a horse.
One of the mysteries of the natural world is why do these creatures have such deadly venom when most of them only eat things the size of rats???