Heading for the Hills!

Trip Start Jan 27, 2007
Trip End Jul 27, 2007

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Sunday, February 4, 2007

Late on Saturday night I went to the cinema in Adelaide. This isn't an unusual situation as most of you know, but last night I went to the cinema in the open air in the Botanical Park, to sit in the twilight and watch their Moonlight Thriller, Poltergeist. As the sun went down, the film started and from behind the trees the full Moon Rose adding to the ambiance - it was a fantastic way of seeing an old film fresh again!

This morning after an early start and managing to stuff all my belongings back into my backpack, I headed to the bus stop with Martha, the 18 year old doing the same volunteer placement as myself. We got ourselves and our backs into Stirling and were met by Heidi, another volunteer and Colin the General Manager of Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is 35 hectares about 10 minute drive outside of Stirling, high the Adelaide Hills. They have a huge selection of animals including Eastern, and Western Grey Kangaroos, Rad Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koala, Platypus, Potteroos, Banicoots, Quolls (extremely rare!), Sugar gliders, Possums, snakes, cockatoos and even stick insects! We had an induction and a tour round the sanctuary where we saw a koala and a baby koala and saw our cabins that will be our home for the next 4 weeks.

One Cabin has 3 beds and 2 bunk beds in for sleeping. The Other has a couple of sofa, and kitchen equipment (although no sink! We have to fill a bucket from the shower to wash up!), but it is all fairly comfortable and should be good for the next few weeks - certainly a step from the Adelaide Hostel!
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