I really have missed the Ginninderra Falls since access to that swimming hole became prohibited a couple of years ago. This summer, I have teamed up with Google Maps to locate new swimming holes. Ash and Elene came out with Jen and I to take a dip in a tranquil little spot that I found just north of Canberra.
We did a little bit of exploring around the crossing that we stopped at and were surprised that there are some many fish in this part of the river that you can't help bumping in to them! In the photo below, you can see the lower half of a dugong (or is it a massive white groper) that has made it's way up the river to feed.
I just spun around on the spot to take the short video shown below.
Jenny and I dropped in on Rimsy's riding class on Saturday afternoon while we were touring around on the GS500 together. By now I hope that Rimsy has picked up the 1999 Yamaha FZX250 Zeal that I have been petitioning him to purchase in anticipation of his success this weekend at the rider's course.
To keep the entomological theme running (Rimsy has formal training in the area), will a reader please identify this insect? It is a variety that has chosen to share the bench with Jen and I at lunchtime at uni.
Jenny winds up for bowling during the first half of the annual RSC cricket match.
After firing this delivery down the pitch, Jen proceeds to almost take a catch as well. It's a great day every year and this time it was a draw between the Organics (the team to which I belong) and "All Other Chemists".
What an awesome cheap import! Not me, the boat - just $15 was sufficient to supply this inflatable boat from KMart. The wet weather put Egg and I off our trip to the coast, but I was eager to try out me boat, so we rode down to Lake Burley Griffin wit it.
The inflation step was arduous, but I was soon launching in to the lake. It was certainly no speed machine, but it was very relaxing to bob around in the lake.
I was having a stub' out on the lake in this shot and could have easily handled a few more out there.
The swans and their rather large cygnets were slightly more graceful in the water than I.
I'm little more than a speck here as I paddled my way over to Elene's museum on the other side of the lake. At my cracking pace, it takes about 45 min to traverse the lake.
Mooseheads was pouring free ones for members of the CSSS and their guests on Friday so the GRDC lads joined Jen and I for a few brews and a chance to mix with the computer society. Mix' also inched his way to the lifetime goal of 1 million different photographs of him holding a beer.
Floriade was bright and colourful again this year. Jen and I visited the display at the end of September. Did you know that this tulip has ruffled petals because it is infected with a virus? Did you know that tulips and reproduce sexually by producing seeds (like people) or asexually through bulbs (like Campsie)?
I am a chemist from central west NSW who recently finished study at the ANU in Canberra. I have taken up a position as a postdoc now at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. I endorse individuality, rationality, capitalism and liberty and "Arrested Development". I oppose religiosity, the modern environmental movement, communism and statism and "Two-and-a-half Men".