There's English, then there's American and then there's Australian
11 November 2011 | Bundaberg , Australia
Another early morning walk and I think this will become our ritual while we're here in Bundaberg. Several new bird species sighted, photographed and identified this morning including some particularly colorful lorikeets and eastern rosellas. We were looking for kangaroos this morning. A family lives nearby, but we've yet to spot any. We'll keep looking.
Language is an issue here...more pronounced since we all speak English and never expect problems. A local told me to be on the lookout for "goannas". "Iguanas", I responded, "we haven't seen iguanas in quite awhile...blah, blah, blah." "No, GO-annas", he corrected me. Well, we've never heard of GO-annas...have you? Evidently they're a type of large monitor lizard native to this part of the world. We'll be on the lookout for them, too. They're evidently rather fierce looking, like to climb trees and are carnivorous. My kind of pet.
I managed to get the laundry done and hung on the line while David was masking and prepping for the final paint job and non-skid application to the side decks and foredeck. I started on the stainless, but my heart's not in it (boy, is that an understatement) and found all sorts of reasons to put it off. Bad first mate....baaaad!