Happy Birthday to Loka traveler Hannah, we hope you have an awesome day celebrating your b-day down at the Loka rainforest experience! It’s been a pleasure having you on a LOKA tour!🇦🇺🎉 📸 by Loka traveler @_hannahgw
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Only another 4 and a bit months until the first of these awesome guys will be making their way past our shores! 😍🐳 Super excited for this year - will have new camera & lenses to use PLUS hoping to make it 3 from 3 with the very spesh all-white gentleman whale. 😁 This was taken last season, the same day we saw said gentleman on his northern migration, just off South Stradbroke Island. 💙
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Getting the Oyster Bar’s doors open was no walk in the park. You see, other than selling seafood on Hawkesbury from an open boat (just a tinny) and making lunches at the Brooklyn Hotel, these two had very little hospitality experience, but to begin with that was the least of their problems.
What they found themselves faced with was a derelict toilet block that needed a full fit-out, next to no money and very little in the way of assets to help secure a loan. Never to be denied Baz walked into every bank on George Street in mid 1987 and came back with just enough money to engage an architect who liked the vision of alfresco dining, plus a little money to get the work started.
Being at the height of the banks “easy lending policies” the bulk of the financing came from leasing. It was a common joke at the time that you could get leasing on the Builder's sawdust, even before it hit the ground. It looked like a lot of things were going their way, but that was to be short lived.
So get this, the fit-out is partially done, then on October 19th 1987 the news is splashed all over the media that world stock markets had crashed. Not exactly the news they needed to hear.
Black Monday they called it and black it certainly was as banks immediately froze all transactions that had not been completed.
This was an infamous day in the history of markets, banking and politics and it looked like the Oyster Bar was over even “before the sawdust hit the ground” #iLoveSCOB
I filmed this awesome male saltwater crocodile swimming just off Cow Bay beach (Daintree area) earlier this week. I estimate him to be approx 5 metres in length. He is in about 1 metre of water. It was an incredible experience filming him swim and watch over his territory.
Visit the link in my bio to see the short video on my Facebook page.
A tribute to HMAS AE2. The wreck of the AE2 lies off the coast of Turkey where she was scuttled by the crew who were all captured. The boat has been investigated using remote cameras but will remain as a war grave in situ.
A prospective of the Harbour from the water, while paddling. Don't warry the boat won't crush them
Photo by @ptanphoto
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Market by the River at Ermington. Plenty of activity on and off the water. Halvorsen Park is designed with a nautical theme in line with the surrounding development named in recognition of the submariners on-board HMAS AE2. In the First World War, this submarine paved the way for Allied ships to cross the Dardenelles during the Gallipoli campaign. @marketbytheriver @anmm
Tomorrow I'll be green again.
Tomorrow I'm the one who takes the fall
To figure out the convoluted ways
In which the jade perverts my skin
Today is all awash in misdirected emphases,
In biased streams of sage
To burn like pictures in the sink,
And it's today that begs the question
Whether rising to occasion simply
Highlights all the fallen parts,
So all the tired inklings
And the hardly tried intentions
Are the best I'll ever do
Above this grass,
Before this sleep.
Tomorrow I'll be green again,
Tomorrow, when I take the fall
And leave off all the fallacies
To take my place in emerald
Where today can hardly be.
Day 836: Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺
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“Knock knock who’s there? W E E K E N D !“
Market vibe and its hustle-bustle.
Beautiful live music. 🎶
Fried ice-cream. Yeees, FRIED. 🍦
Not healthy snacks.
A bottle of wine. 🍷
Midsummer festival opening.
And a good friend to share all that - I call it A DAY!