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... already had four shifts at the National Capital Private Hospital at
This weekend, just to get away from the caravan for a few hours we have gone for a visit to Lake Burley Griffin, it is only a 10 minute drive from our caravan park.
We walked around a very small portion of the the Lake which is an artificial lake, that is 11km in length, 1.2km in width and 6.64km2 ...
... At least we had some sunshine. Whilst at the zoo I learned that Zane is deathly afraid of emus, Tom B is in love with Peacocks (like seriously obsessed with them) and that emus have no visual memory (in other words if they can’t see their food they don’t know where it is!). The kids were happy to be able to buy some hot drinks too at the zoo. However, the staff wouldn’t sell the hot drinks to the kids in their jackets. We told the kids they could take ...
... That was a great way to start out tour. We got to see most of the buildings and landmarks of Canberra that we would be visiting and it was a nice slow way to start the tour. Lots of photos were taken and the teachers were introduced to a new piece of equipment that made us laugh – the selfie pole – an extendable arm that holds onto your phone or camera so you can take a better “selfie” – made us laugh!
After having ...
... were interested to hear that each High Commission/Embassy is sovereign land for that country and not actually owned by Australia.
The day concluded with a very enjoyable visit to the National Film and Sound Archives. It was
great to hear that the very first film made in the world was indeed Australian –‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’, made in 1906. ...
... lack of topsoil.
Got to Canberra mid afternoon - another sunny day.
We spent the next 4 days looking at museums, lookouts , Parliament House etc etc. The highlight was the War Memorial. Spent 6 hours there over 2 days then attended the Last Post Ceremony at 5pm. A lone piper played during the wreath laying ceremony, a brief story was read about a ...