Australia here I come
I am now officially in Australia for the first time ever. The trip went smoother even if I couldn´t sleep much more than 2-3 bad hours. My plan was to sleep during the flight from Dubai to Melbourne so the time difference wouldn´t be as bad as 10 or 11 the hours between Gothenburg and Devonport.
I still feel reasonably fresh even if the head is a little bite mushy due to the few sleeping hours during the flight to Melbourne, Australia. I think the main reason must have been the seating in the Airbus A380-800. I managed to book a seat without anyone in front, even if there was a row in front, so I really could stretch my legs. I also could easily get out of the seat which was a huge benefit as I had a window seat.
The bad part is that my luggage is missing. They f****d it up at Heathrow and it felt like this could happen as we had a strong headwind from Gothenburg to London which made us arriving later than planned. This did of course increase the likelihood of missing luggage so I wasn´t surprised when they called out my name in the speakers at the airport in Melbourne, Australia.
They say I will get it tomorrow, but I am not completely sure of that as it is Christmas Eve. Keep your fingers crossed that they will manage with this enterprise.
Maria, Ivar and Solveig picked me up at the airport in Devonport. Without luggage I just had to walk thorough, which is the only positive in this situation. It is a little windy here on Tasmania and the sun is up shining, which is something we haven´t had in Gothenburg for a week or two.
A quick shower then off to some shopping to get me fresh clothes. Really felt rejuvenated after the shower which was great and after some food we headed out towards the beach. Me, Maria and Ivar headed over to the Bluff, where the lighthouse is, while Idun, Sara and Danne went to the beach.
The hope was to see some wildlife and in particular the Red-necked Wallaby.
This is my first picture of a marsupial, but there hopefully will be a few more. This is the Red-necked Wallaby, also called Bennett’s Wallaby, and we stumbled upon three individuals eating at the same place at the Bluff. They where a little wary, but you could approach them crawling. You just had to look out for poo as this clearing in which we found them seemed to be a place where they usually grazed.
I hope you will enjoy these first pictures. A couple of them is actually taken at ISO 3200, which produces much noise so they aren´t the shapest pictures around here.