There have been requests that I include more photos of myself in this blog. Not being a fan of Selfies (I inevitably end up all nose in front of a crooked horizon) and fequently having no companion to snap the requisite “Anndy in front of (fill in the appropriate landmark, vista, POI), I am required to depend on the kindness of strangers, most of whom, I find, fail at the basic task of point-and-click.
So here are some photos culled from the collections of my compatriots on the Earthwatch expedition. I no longer remember who took which picture, but they collectively deserve the creidt. I’m always the one in the pink (used to be red) hat. Silly? Yes. Functional? Absolutley!
Our morning commute (about 1 km).
Most days we met up with several of the dozen or so horses the campground maintains for riding lessons. They knew we had apples, and would follow us for handouts. Krystal pulled out her apple at lunch time one day and realized that a horse had bitten through her pack and into her apple. She conceded, and fed it to the nearest equine.
Morning briefing under Wally’s tree. (Do you see Wally?)
Morning tasks always began with tracking, though I wasn’t always the one to do it.
We needed to know the trees as well as the koalas.
In Kara and Jessie’s leaf study, some of those trees were rather large.
This might have been taken after we extricated ourselves from the bracken jungle on our quest for Frank.
Getting set up to weigh one of the caught koalas.
Learning proper transport technique: support the bottom, claws facing OUT!
Setting the motion-triggered cameras and bait canisters.
The cabin I shared with Vicki, Kelly, and Krystal, and in which all the cooking and dining were done.
Totally spontaneous spotlighting picture. (We actually did see a ring-tailed possum at which Tim is pointing.)
Hail hail, the gang’s all here. Obligatory group shot on the last nigth of the expedition.
Coming soon: Sydney adventures.