Thursday, 10 January 2019

Tour Down Under 2018 Photos (Part 2)

The Tour Down Under 2019 commences today with Stage 1 of the Women's Tour: Hahndorf to Birdwood.  The circuit takes riders through the picturesque Adelaide Hills and includes the following towns along the way:

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Tour Down Under 2018 Photos (Part 1)

Three paramedics in their green uniforms congregate at the McLaren Vale starting line in the crisp morning summer sun. Two are standing with one sitting on a yellow pushbike. Race spectators are gathering behind the blue, white and red barriers behind the paramedics.
Paramedics meet under the starting banner before the race:
Stage 5 McLaren Vale to Willunga via Aldinga
Last year was so hectic, I forgot to share my photos of the 2018 Tour Down Under where even the paramedics are on bikes! 

With little time to spare before the next Tour Down Under rolls around (10–20 January 2019), I've posted more photos, fewer words. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Summer Wildlife in the Suburbs

A grey, brown and white koala - Phascolarctos cinereus - sits in the fork of a eucalyptus bough, resting it's forepaws and head on one of the branches, its body facing towards the camera. Meanwhile its left leg is hanging outstretched with its claws around a tiny shoot.
Sleepy koala.
(Phascolarctos cinereus)

Summer has arrived. 

The neighbourhood creatures 
are on the move …

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Recovery Mode

Festival Theatre ticket for the Kitty Flanagan show called "Smashing"

Today is very quiet as I recover from the night before.
It is the Sunday after the Saturday night in the city.  
I'm sure we've all had one of those!

But it's not what you think. 

Pretty tame, really, but for a body like mine, an evening out without a nap in the afternoon beforehand is the equivalent of partying non-stop through a long weekend with no breaks.  Like a 'smashing' fun party, it was worth it for the experience and the memories but it will take a while to recover.

Sigh … Yes, there are beds to be made, dishes and laundry to be done and a house to tidy and a week to plan. Do you think I am physically up to those tasks? No!

So the next best thing to do is to laze around and catch up on blogging!  
(Yes, it has been quite a while!)