Monday, June 25, 2012

Mt Ainslie

At the weekend we went for a walk up Mt Ainslie; a hill on the edge of Canberra. Clearly I will never be a 'fair dinkum' Aussie as I thnk these Eastern Grey Kangaroos are really cute and I have no desire to kill them or think they are vermin. They, in turn, are quite happy to watch us walk by.

I think this creature is pretty cute too!
The view of Canberra from Mt Ainslie
Canberra CBD

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Square Rock

A walk in Namadgi National Park to Square Rock. It's not overtly square, but it is a big rock, with commanding views. So here are some photos of it.

The bushfires of 2003 caused devastation to the ACT's forests, pastures and nature parks - you can see the blackened trees in these pictures; scary stuff.

Dodgy rock 'art'
Being observed by the locals

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Helm Wines

One of our recent weekend trips was out to Murumbateman, Yass and the regional wineries. We had tastings and food at a couple, but had to share these photos of Helm Wines. Is this the best use off an old school building ever? Between being a school and a winery, it was home to the temperance society. This story just gets better and better... and the wine's not bad either.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cat Naps

Well, he hasn't featured for a while, so I guess it's time for Chester! Here he is 'relaxing' in his new environment. And before you ask, yes, we did buy the sheets specifically to match his colouring.