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".
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".