Saturday, February 24, 2007

Schnelle Gruesse/Quick Greetings

Hallo vom Toten Meer - bei wunderbar warmem Wetter geniessen wir Wasser und Sonne, sowie die fantastische Natur und die Ruhe hier. Mehr in den naechsten Tagen...

Hello from the Dead Sea! We are enjoying the warm weather with water and sun, as well as the fantastic flora and the relaxation here. More to come...

Monday, February 19, 2007

Kangaroo Island

Continuing the pictures from Australia:
The two-day trip to Kangaroo Island was a highlight - there's so much to see there: seals and other animals, all at a respectful distance; environmental protection is a major priority on the island. The bus driver/tour guide showed and explained all the fascinating sights.

Our small tour group climbed the sand dune of Little Sahara, a task that's more difficult than it sounds. Sand gives way beneath one's feet!

The Remarkable Rocks are well-named; they're fantastically eroded structures...

 is the Admiral's Arch.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

These pictures from an Australian zoo don't really need an explanation. I was able to get up close to the kangaroos and to the koala: The former were interested in the animal food I held in my hand; the latter only in the eucalyptus branches, so my wish to pet it was tolarated with equanimity. I attempted no such thing with the crocodile!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Back to Down Under

Time to show more pictures of my trip - first stop in Australia was Adelaide, a beautiful city. I spent most of my time in the city walking around and shopping in the arcades on the mall and in the market hall, a fascinating place!