Drug bust,kangaroos and dingos
12 November 2011 | Bundaberg, Australia
There was lots of excitement during the night on our pier. The Australian Federal Police arrested the folks on the boat next to us and subsequently impounded their boat! Rumor has it, they had 45kg of cocaine hidden aboard. Needless to say, this was the major topic of conversation in the marina today. The boat was moved to a central, isolated berth within plain sight as the Feds and Customs officers unloaded everything aboard and piled it onto the wharf and proceeded to go through it all.
Beyond that excitement, we went for our morning walk around 0500 and guess what? Yup, we saw our first kangaroos in the field behind the marina...just as advertised. There were about six of them...some playing, some just lazing around. We got fairly close before they became nervous and took off jumping. While watching the kangaroos, we saw a dingo...similar in size to a coyote. We could see another animal behind the dingo, but couldn't make out what it was. When we downloaded the photos and took a look at them on the computer, there was a very, very large rabbit/hare sitting there.
Our walk took us to Burnett Heads and we photographed and identified several more birds including cockatiels, white-faced herons and a koel along the way. We've identified certain areas that seem to attract many varieties of birds and we tend to linger there hoping for good camera shots. In Burnett Heads, we visited the historic lighthouse which was moved from its original spot on the headland to a local park. We discovered more pathways to explore on some future walk.
Back at the boat, David continued working on sanding and prepping the decks...all day long. The starboard side is complete as well as most of the foredeck. Marcie did more laundry (it never ends), website and internet research. The stainless is patiently waiting for her attention.