Leaving Australia

posted Feb 27, 2011, 7:03 PM by Darren Cannell   [ updated Mar 11, 2011, 5:18 PM ]
We had a blast here in this very comfortable country.  What’s not to like?  Just because everything wants to kill you does not mean that it is a nasty country.  From crocodiles to great whites to 10 out of the 11 most deadly snakes and if they don’t kill you the hot humid weather might or maybe flooding or cyclones or massive fires.  Besides all of this we still had a marvellous time and we are very sad to go
I really wanted an Aussie send off and we got one from an overly friendly cockatoo.  They are such lovely and loud birds and one flew onto our balcony and we were about 2 feet from him and he was such a poser. 
He let me take pictures of him from every angle and profile.  He did a little, well really it was a really loud crowing sound and then flew off with his large crest tucked back and in to make him more aerodynamic.  I thought that it was a very fitting send off for the Canucks.

Airlie Beach