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  • Day138

    Unser 3. Advent

    December 16, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    Ja, es hat mal wieder geregnet! Mehr ist fast nicht zu sagen. Wir sind von Bundaberg nach Brisbane gefahren und haben hier übernachtet.

    Weihnachtstraditionen Australien:
    Tradition: Santa Claus kommt, zum „Boxing Day“, dem 25.12. durch den Schornstein. Die Geschenke landen im Stocking (Socke am Kamin) oder unter dem Plastikweihnachtsbaum, denn in Australien wachsen keine Tannenbäume. Weihnachten ist wie bei uns ein Fest der Familie.

    Deko: Einige Australier lieben üppige Weihnachtsdeko und Lichterketten. Manche Häuser sind komplett beleuchtet. Das Paradoxe für uns, man sieht künstlichen Schnee, Schneeflocken und aufgeblasene Schneemänner. Im Sumermarkt klemmt im Kühlregal ein Papierschneemann. Die Deko ähnelt unserer, obwohl die Leute hier nie Schnee zu Weihnachten haben. Sie wachsen mit heißen Weihnachten auf, Kinder haben Sommerferien, 3 von 6 Bundesstaaten haben die Sommerzeit (die anderen 3 haben keine Zeitumstellung), aber dann Weihnachtsdeko, welche kalte Weihnachten symbolisiert. Verrückt für uns!

    Traditionelles Essen: Laut einer Australiern, mit der wir uns auf einem Campingplatz unterhalten haben, essen einige immer noch traditionell einen Truthahnbraten mit Kartoffeln, Gemüse und zum Nachtisch den typisch britischen Plum Pudding. So ein schweres Essen bei der Wärme ist für uns nicht vorstellbar. Obwohl, das Festessen findet sicher im 20°C klimatisierten Wohnzimmer statt und damit ist es kälter als bei meiner Mutti im Kaminbeheizten Wohnzimmer, welches gefühlt 30°C zu Weihnachten hat. ;-) Die Australiern meinte aber auch, dass einige mittlerweile leichtere Gerichte wie Fisch essen und zum Nachtisch gibt es Pavlova, Lamington oder Brandy Snaps.
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  • Day17

    Rob Aker's Reserve

    September 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    We had a relaxed day today with the added pleasure of having Ken at home. So after a leisurely breakfast, Ken took Sarah, Trev and I out to see if we could see Koalas in the wild. The family had gone to a koala festival earlier in the year which was a waste of time, however someone did point out that if they wanted to see Koalas try a local reserve. So we headed to Strathpine and wandered around the reserve. Koalas are difficult to spot as they look like a grey blob in grey trees and you have to keep looking up while walking! Obviously Eucalyptus trees are their favourite and that's where Ken spotted our first Koala - it did not want to look at us so we mainly saw its back, an ear or an odd paw. So we continued searching and looking at the other flora and fauna. on the way back to the car we too a different path and again spotted one but in a different tree. This one was easier to see and was happy to pose!! For our final sighting we had some help from a fellow spotter. This Koala was again in a eucalyptus tree but higher up. However it was happy to pose and then moved down the tree so we could clearly see how it moved!!
    On the way back for lunch we made a quick stop at the 4th of Four lagoons in Sandgate - it is one that is often forgotten about or people are unsure where it is. Hana has seen kangaroos here as well, but we saw loads of colourful Dragonflies, a Spoonbill and a small Heron sunning itself. Ken pointed out later that seeing a spoonbill at this lagoon is quite rare and Sarah's photo of the bird has now been shared on the lagoon environment website!
    After lunch I helped Finn make a model of Darth Vader's head and mask - really fiddly!
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  • Day8

    Pine Rivers Showgrounds

    March 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Well a few days stop over in Brisbane to see specialist. Great park location is a short work to Lawton rail station 30min run into Roma st C B D.

    Had a day exploring Redcliff today.

    Markets were on the esplanade and a look along Bee Gees way.

  • Day48

    Pine Rivers Showground

    October 5, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Two day stopover to see Andrew and Hunter before we head south to the next housesit. Hunter is so much more fun now, it's great to see the interaction between them making a deal and compromising. Hunter says "you're annoying me" when you can't work out what he is saying. It must be frustrating for him.Read more

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