Friday, May 30, 2008

Fortrose Academy article in Ross-shire Journal 30 May 2008

http://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/4012/Ties_that_bind,_far_from_home.html


And hello everyone else from Fortrose Academy -- all good wishes round the world.. Janette and Les are off round the Top End with their camper at the moment.. enjoying that 'big sandy playground across the ditch'.

As for us -- this is the weekend when half a million dairy cows get trucked to their winter playground for about ten weeks' holiday - we have 1000 or so on our sandhills by the sea.. 'Club Med for Cows'. They do seem to enjoy the change, have an occasional gallop, just like m'self. XX CJM

PS reminds me of fav silly joke “What do you get if you cross an elephant with a kangaroo?”

Ans: Holes all over Australia.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

It's a jungle out there


This is our wonderful stone Tuatara at the Mouth of the Mataura River. Isn't he magnifique!


This is the Mouth of the Mataura River facing west to Bluff.








Second pic - lileum giganteum syn. Cardiocrinum giganteum.





First pic taken with digital camera Olympus FE240 - now Carolyn's. Early December 2007, doesn't it look dark.. I think early morning.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Routeburn Classic

The two lassies pictured below have excelled themselves by completing a 38km run over the mountains in the Routeburn Classic.. and what's more they are game to do it again!