Kookaburra Korruption

Saturday morning and I was up with the early birds to go for a surf session with Marcus whilst Amy slept in. We drove all the way up to Palm Beach to find no waves and then waves that were too big to surf (for my injured arm) all the way back down to Manly, except for one spot (which I will keep secret) that was a perfect longboarders wave (you could work it out if I told you it was a southerly swell and you have a ‘referdex’ (map of sydney)).

So after that non-start I came home surf-less and it only got bigger over the weekend so there was nothing to be happening. On a happy note, Amy and me found a nice little cafe practically opposite our flat where we had a nice lunch together.

That evening we went around to Nancy and Marcus’ house and were joined by Stu, where we had a nice dinner and played ‘Cranium’ again, we ended up sticking the play dough to our heads (you know how it goes after a few drinks! No? oh well )

Amy, Stu, Marcus and Me being stupid

That photo was taken with our new camera! Which is exactly the same as the old one but a new model. As for the game of Cranium, Marcus, Stu and I beat the girls easy.

The next day Amy, Lorraine and myself went to Taronga Zoo to meet some of the animals. I took my big camera and got some shots in which are below –

Chim-pan-zee Close-Up

Whilst at the zoo we had lunch in one of the little cafes there. It was nice and I got a little meat sandwich and vegetable sandwich. We were all eating our lunches quite happily, having light hearted conversation about boats when I felt this soft feathered thing slap me around the face. My natural manly action was to attempt to floor whatever it was that was attacking me but I missed. The next thing I know is the meat has gone from my sandwich and sitting on a near by roof is a Kookaburra, happily chewing on my sandwich! I loved Kookaburra’s up until that point.

There is a popular Kookaburra song which has a verse that goes –

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the gumdrops he can see,
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra
Leave some there for me.

which I have changed to –

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the meat sandwiches he can see,
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra
Oh too late you’ve got it now.

Lizard Type Thing Show Off

And my favourite –

Bollo or man in a suit

That was pretty much the weekend, a nice one, again. This weekend Amy and me are going to J-Bay, no, not Jeffereys Bay (where the next ASP event is) but Jervis Bay, South Coast for our one year anniversary!

In other news, Mike has an amazing story on his blog about how Rach and himself got lost out walking in the jungle recently where the were so totally in the danger zone a rescue chopper was put on standby.