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The Amazing Boab Tree, Australia.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Well, here we are bouncing down the Gibb River Road. It is one of the worst roads I have ever been on! Joanie is laughing at me because I have to hang onto the steering wheel real tight to keep my head from bouncing against the ceiling of the camper. Like she said, its a good thing our dishes are not china, we would have nothing left to eat off of.

Here are just a few of the things we saw. First is a fresh water crocodile. Ann warned us to be very careful because they even like to bit out tires. No way I will get out and change one if they do. lol





No way do I want to get anywhere near one of these babies. And I was told that they are very swift----And there are a whole lot of them, and then they have the saltwater crocodiles too.

I think I will let us put our minds on better things.

a dingo

echidna

a golden bandicoot

a King Brown Snake
which is a venomous snake----(oooh, be careful)

a quoll allof these we ran across in just one day of traveling and then there is the creeks to cross without bridges

And then I see it, how fascinating! It is called a Boab Tree.

This is a boab tree that was used as a prison. It is found just outside of Derby. If trees could talk I am sure it would make a best seller. lol Here are a few more





and look at this cute little thing sitting on a tree a cute little sugar glider. It has been a long day and we are getting close to our campsite for the night so I will bid you farewell.

One last picture to show some of the art that is made with the nuts from boab trees. Isn't it beautiful. Whish we had more room In the camper.





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BEESPARKLE 5/23/2013 9:07AM

    I enjoyed your blog Gail and the humour as well. Great pictures.


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HOLDINGMYOWN 5/23/2013 8:43AM

    emoticon Gail~~ Keep these Blogs coming....
I am enjoying every one of them!
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IKACEY 5/23/2013 3:02AM

    I think crocs are best viewed from a long distance or on satellite tv, as our venomous snakes. I'm told that they shy off from a noisy lot like we are. Well and good. I will shy away from them as well and keep a sharp eye out for them before I step anywhere outside the camper.
What a lot of beautiful animals on this trip, you've captured them very well. I think I like the baobob tree the best of the ones we've viewed. But I wonder why they have such an odd shaped trunk? The artwork on the seeds is outstanding. Loved the blog Gail emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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LJCANNON 5/23/2013 12:20AM

    emoticon I can't believe how many Critters we saw today!! If you didn't know better, you'd think that they were there just waiting for us to come by! I'm glad that the Van didn't have a Problem while those Crocs were around! I have seen how FAST those Boys can move and I want No Part of That!!
The art made from Nuts was fascinating, wasn't it! The detail was Amazing!Thanks for sharing your Pictures with us!!

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NPA4LOSS 5/22/2013 10:30PM

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NANCYPAT1 5/22/2013 9:38PM

    Truly enjoy your fantastic trip - THANKS again for sharing it - I love traveling with you.

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RFJSJ50 5/22/2013 8:33PM

    You and Joanie are really enjoying your virtual trek and I am enjoying the fact that you are sharing so much with me.
Did you know that the echidna is one of only two egg-laying mammals? The other is the duck-billed platypus. See what I learned in first grade!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/22/2013 7:53PM

    I don't mind alligators too bad but want not part of snakes. The rest of the animals are cute.

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JOANOFSPARK 5/22/2013 7:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon time to get out and top off the tank, I am thinking...........*grin* yeah, yeah, I know....it's my turn this time since I slept through that last one....but I did get then one before that...so many anazing things to see.....and no, there were no freshies around when we were topping off the tank....we made sure of that.... emoticon
What I wanna know is where you found the art made from the boab tree.......Guess I missed that one..... emoticon Do tell me you got extra....??? emoticon

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