S: this is the land down under... AUSTRALIA 2007 Michael Duchek
BC: Michael Duchek
FC: this is the land down under... | Australia 2007
1: View from my Melbourne apartment - 7 weeks of "city living" | Melbourne the beautiful...
2: "Don't count the years...count the memories."
3: A little heaven on earth... | Yarra River - Downtown Melbourne | Flinders Street Station - Melbourne | The Yarra River - Melbourne | Melbourne at night
4: "Only love can be divided endlessly, and still not diminish." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh | An evening at the Australian Open - tennis anyone? | They always like you when you feed them... | 7 weeks of hard work in the land down under with my (team)mates. Some job assignments just rock | Our workmate Pete - a native Aussie
5: "Being a parent means never having a minute... yet always making a moment." - Michael Nolan | Yikes! That is a Tiger Snake (7th deadliest snake in the world) that crawled into one of our buildings at work - can you say "hazard pay"? | Feeding time at the Melbourne Aquarium | 3 Americans invade the land down under... | ST. KILDA | Every city has a Chinatown | ...nice sites abound along the Yarra River
6: THE 12 APOSTLES
7: Loch Ard Gorge | London Bridge | THE 12 APOSTLES
8: Island Arch | THE 12 APOSTLES
10: ST. KILDA
11: ST. KILDA
12: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
13: Cherish The Ones You Love
14: The Penguins of Phillip Island | We wouldn't mingle with dingos in the wild, but this domesticated one is just like a dog (that can kill you)
15: Tasmanian Devils are small but mighty - these little devils can bite your arm off, literally | Good doggy...uh...dingo | Phillip Island
17: Jennifer made some new friends - what kangaroo can resist an American (with food) | Koalas have very frail ribs and can be easily injured; therefore it is illegal in most Australian states for non-handlers to touch them. Luckily, Queensland is not one of those states.
18: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You! | Live well, laugh often, love much | Our home in Cairnes for 4 days, with our private entrance to the pool | In other words: Stay out of the water, mate! | Beach near Daintree Rainforest | Daintree Rainforest
19: "Nothing like a trip to a croc farm...here's looking at you, dinner!"
20: "He holds her hand,She holds his heart." | Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in tropical North Queensland
21: To the world you may be one person, but to me you are the world. | Hartley's lagoon was a great place to eat... | That's right...a croc Caesar salad! | What did you think they do at a croc farm?
22: Open up and say "Ahhh"! | Wallet? Boots? Purse? | Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
23: An afternoon cruise on the Daintree River with a croc alongside- now we know why the captain said "Stay in the boat, mate!"
24: Our fearless leader for a day in the rainforest | Another croc in the wild...they can sure be still, huh? We were told a story of a woman walking along the river bank who happened upon one of these creatures. She thought it was dead, but she wanted to know for sure, so she kicked it...200 stitches later... | Daintree Rainforest in Cairnes, Australia
25: Now that is a tail, mate! | A what? A wombat! | Michaelmas Cay - a sandy lagoon that serves as a migratory sea bird sanctuary and a part of the Great Barrier Reef, and was the site of my first scuba experience