Drove an easy 300km today, strong North wind but it was mostly pushing me along.
Coffin Bay is a small fishing village, mainly focussed on oyster farming but there are other commercial fishing boats in the area.
We've stayed here multiple times and always enjoyed ourselves so it makes sense to return for a few days.
The Internet here is brilliant, I get over 55Mbs on my mobile broadband which is better than I get at home.
This time there is more wildlife in the park, kangaroos and emus happily munching on the green grass.
Some people are scared of these flightless birds.
They don't bother me because I had problems with one many years ago and learned to deal with them.
It kept coming into the yard and I had to physically push it out so I could close the gate and keep it out. It would walk up onto the back veranda and tap on the kitchen window looking for food. Scared my wife spitless, she wouldn't go outside when it was in the yard.
The worst night was when I went out to the woodshed in the dark to get more wood and the emu was inside the shed.
I didn't see it because I didn't have a torch, stupid I know, when it boomed at me I did jump a little.
They make a deep, in the throat, drumming noise.
The photos are of an adult, I can't tell a male from a female unless they have young with them, the male hatches the eggs and raises the young.
There were 18 kangaroos which wandered onto the lawns later that evening if you look closely you can see the middle two have joeys in their pouches.
The other two are probably their young from last year.
If you notice the red eyes, that's because I had to use the flash to take this photo.
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Overall though no-one cares.
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What sort of membership site?
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