Part 2 of 2: Wild Things at Currumbin by da-AL

My gorgeous cousin took us to see koalas!

For our vacation to Australia, I knew I’d have a great time — but I kept my expectations low when it came to meeting the thoroughly cute animals I associate with the country.  Fortunately, as evidenced in these photos we shot at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, those ultra-charming creatures fully deserve their endearing reputations!

Turns out that Koalas…

… are truly as endearing as their koala reputations!
And koalas love trees.
And koalas love to nap.

When it comes to kangaroos…

Kangaroos don’t mind much heat as long as they have fresh water.
Also, kangaroos know how to lounge in style.

In the case of ring-tailed lemurs…

Lemurs are born photographic models!
These two lemur brothers love to play!
Lemurs are social animals.
This lemur and I pose in — sort of — the same way.

The first part of our amazing trip began with a whirlwind tour of New Zealand’s beautiful Auckland / Rotorua / Redwoods / Huka Falls / Craters of the Moon / Waitomo Glowworms Caves / Taupo / Pirongia / and Hamilton Gardens. For the second portion of our vacation, we flew to Australia, where we began our visit with Gold Coast. There we met terrific family, observed these exciting birds — and these too, hiked breathtaking views, enjoyed the beach, and saw this wildlife in this post with this unique wildlife at Currumbin, had fun with Rita Rigby, met the beasts of Brisbane and the beauty there, and enjoyed Sydney this much and that much, as well as the purring there!

Is there an animal you’re eager to see in person?

37 thoughts on “Part 2 of 2: Wild Things at Currumbin by da-AL

  1. Stella, oh, Stella July 23, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    All these animals are so cute. I would like to me all three of them.
    By the way, you are just as gorgeous as your gorgeous cousin … 🙂

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  2. DutchIl July 23, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing your adventure and allowing us to see a part of your world!!.. 🙂

    “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown)

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    • da-AL July 26, 2019 / 10:39 pm

      The pleasure is all mine, Dutch 🙂


  3. Robert Parker July 23, 2019 / 5:58 am

    Very appealing creatures, especially the koalas, and I wish I could snooze in a tree like that. You asked what animal we’d like to see in person, and koalas are definitely on the list, but I’d choose to see a whale up close, eye-to-eye.

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  4. markbierman July 23, 2019 / 4:28 am

    My dream trip, Austrailia. Thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through this post! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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    • da-AL July 23, 2019 / 12:25 pm

      It is truly a gorgeous country, Sharon. Hope you’re staying cool 🙂

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      • Sharon Bonin-Pratt July 25, 2019 / 5:11 pm

        Nope, unfortunately, we’re sweltering. No AC this house but we may try to have it put in. Summers are getting harder and harder to bear.

        Do you ever beta read? Just curious….

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        • da-AL July 26, 2019 / 11:10 pm

          Hard to sleep when it’s so hot… what is beta read? (Does that answer your question?)


          • Sharon Bonin-Pratt July 26, 2019 / 11:44 pm

            oh boy – a beta reader reads a WiP with an eye toward helping the writer resolve missed threads, identifies wandering plot points, makes suggestions about what works well and what doesn’t seem finished. Writers usually read for each other before a mss is sent to an editor for professional feedback. Often, each reads for the other.

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            • da-AL July 30, 2019 / 11:47 am

              Oh – I was part of a writing some years ago, so I suppose that’s what we were doing 🙂

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        • da-AL July 26, 2019 / 10:59 pm

          My husband is, but I am not. I was born in the U.S., father from Spain, mother from Argentina


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