Thursday, December 20, 2012

There Be Dragons!

The Sydney harbour is flanked by two headlands, both of which contain large parks. Today's jaunt included a walk through Shelly Point and the Sydney Harbor Reserve through to North Head.

Shelly Point. Manly Beach is far left.
Pano stitch software, my new friend.

The point is also home to a colony of water dragons, we were lucky to meet this one, actually, he wasn't shy at all and probably a dozen German tourists got to snap his pic too.

Eidechse! Eidechse!

We also met these two as well. I think they are spotted tree monitors, but I really don't know.

I'm the size of a crocodile! 
Actually, I'm only 20cm, but don't I look big? (And fat?)

The lizards are protected. Which is a good thing, because just up the hill from the point is a walking track that visits some of the old battlements from WW2. Someone might get carried away and think they're a Dragonslayer.

Bang, Bang!

SP wants this painted on our truck. (C/O Jeff Easley)

Six months in prison, Dragon Slayer

Over the top of the hill was our last stop, the North Head (aka DragonStone). It was a bit of a cloudy day, but you can see the entire entrance to the Sydney Harbour, the South Head and the city in the distance. 

More fun with the pano stitcher software.

Tomorrow we get attacked by cockatoos. And no, the world didn't end on Dec 20th.


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