Tuesday, 9 February 2016

ON THE ROAD SURPRISES - Part 2

In my last post I talked about the joy of surprises when I'm travelling. This next surprise occurred in New South Wales, Australia. I was in Jervis Bay National Park for some wildlife spotting, so it was no surprise to see kangaroos...





What I didn't expect to see was a kangaroo exploring the camp site.









You could almost imagine this one was thinking to itself, 'Tsk! Will you only look at the mess they've left.'



'Now, where do I start tidying this lot up?'


Please feel free to comment if you enjoyed this and I hope you'll look forward to my next surprise.


19 comments:

  1. That is a fantastic surprise. In Canada it can easily be a bear that is the surprise visitor at your campsite.

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    1. Yes indeed, Sue. We were surprised by a black bear in Algonquin some years ago. I turned that surprise into an essay that was highly commended in a BBC Wildlife Travel Writer of the Year competition. The essay was subsequently published in a newspaper. :)

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  2. That last one looks as though it is about to take the tent down!

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    1. Yes, looks for all the world as if it's reaching for that guy rope, Ros.

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  3. If anyone was home they were in for a very close encounter. As Ros commented. the last picture looks very hands on from the kangaroo.

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    1. No, I wouldn't have wanted to step out from one of those tents, Ann. Kangaroos can be unpredictable.

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  4. I'd have been surprised to see them that close too.

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  5. It surprised me, but also tickled my sense of humour, Patsy. :)

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  6. Great pictures, but you wouldn't want to tangle with a kangaroo - they#re enormously strong!

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  7. No I wouldn't tangle with a kangaroo, Lizy. The prudent way to deal with most wildlife is to let them wander off when they're ready to go - especially when you're on foot!

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  8. Reminds me of the first time I saw a kangaroo in the wild. I was on a bus in Australia and I was so surprised that I exclaimed 'Look! Look! Kangaroos!' rather louder than I intended. I received some strange looks from the other passengers which told me they were probably all Australians. Oops! My husband, sitting next to me, just pretended he didn't know me ...

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  9. Wow! What an amazing experience to be that close to them. He looks very inquisitive. What I really want to know is what happened next? Did he scarper off straight away or did he stay for a nosy?

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  10. Hi, Miss Writer, thanks for visiting my blog. I don't know the answer to your question because I scarpered first! :)

    My next 'surprise' will be up on Monday.

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  12. That's exactly what I need in my life- a kangaroo who tidies :)

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  13. It's what dreams are made of, Jo. :)

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  14. Oh what lovely photos Susan! I especially love that last shot - the kangaroo really does look like it's saying "where do I start to clear this lot up?!"

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  15. Glad you enjoyed this post, Rosemary - and I hope you'll enjoy the next one.

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