So we’ve arrived in Aussie-land. The Aussies are friendly, funny and straight-forward. At least the ones we’ve met so far here in VERY hot Brisbane. We’re informed that it’s not usually this hot – it can get down to 12-14 degrees celcius in the midst of winter. Brrr…
We’ve spent one day in Brisbane downtown, familiarizing ourselves with the city’s layout. It’s pretty easy, although I must admit to some surprise as to how large it is!
The next day we went on a river cruise on a charming elderly ship, the Mirimar. It took us 1 1/2 hour up-river to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It was great. You may think that it’s ridiculous with a whole field full of tame kangaroos and dozens of Eucalyptus trees with sleepy and accomodating koalas, but once you’re there, that’s all theory. The sanctuary really is a safe-haven for these animals, and the place is full of people totally dedicated to the well-being of these – and all other – animals.
The idea was that Dane should be the one to hold and pet a Koala. But he chickened out. And in fact it was probably a little bit too heavy for him – 8 kilograms.
See more pictures of all the cute and not-so-cute Aussie animals here.