Pelican Wharf

Pelican Wharf

Hastings River, Port Macquarie.
Nice day to cruise around the wharf looking for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
I wonder if pelicans take pride in the size of their beaks or whether they’re mocked by other bird species at social gatherings…
“Hey pelican! Yeah, you. Your name wouldn’t happen to be ‘Bill’ would it?”
(laughter erupts around the party, led by the Kookaburras)

Camel Stroll

Camel Stroll

 

Camels on Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie.
Three interesting facts about camels:
1. Contrary to popular belief, they do not store water in their humps…it’s actually a mound of fatty tissue from which the camel derives energy when food is scarce.
2. They have two sets of eyelashes to protect their eyes from sand and can also close their nostrils to prevent sand from getting up their nose.
3. You can fuel a fire with their poo because it’s so dry!
So there you go. Next time you’re trekking across the Sahara with your camel and you’ve run out of fire starter cubes to get your campfire going, just grab a handful of camel dung!

Seat View

Seat View

A front row seat for sunrise over Tacking Point, Port Macquarie.
Well, a front row seat if you turn your head 90 degrees to the right and look East.
‘An aisle seat for sunrise over Tacking Point’ doesn’t quite work as well.
Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned the seat at all.
In fact, the word ‘seat’ has been written too many times in this post already.
Lighthouse: “Ahem, I think I’m a little more impressive than that seat people.”