Biblical order of Life (Oz Style) / Croc. Park in Darwin...

I know Australia's having a heatwave at the moment and I shouldn't be rubbing it in and making everyone jealous by showing this photograph but I couldn't resist it... I don't know where on Australia's coast it is - but you must admit the water looks lovely
and inviting especially as from tomorrow night we are expected to be snowed in and have icy roads etc for the next few days - tomorrow during the day the temperature is only expected to reach -2 deg nice ! It could of course be worse, mind you there are some places with -12 deg and lower so we shouldn't grumble......... Whatever the temperature is wherever you are in the World, I hope that you have somewhere to be warm, safe and comfortable .

G'day Mates, ( I'm going Aussie-like here today).

My post today is 'all' to do with Australia, so June and Lilly you should be feeling quite at home with these items... The first was in an email I received recently - funnily enough it was from somebody in Oz ... I gather they really do 'think' like this - or some of them do but my two Antipodean mates June and Lilly can enlighten us as to whether it's true or not !!!

In the beginning God created day and night. He created day for footy matches, going to the beach and BBQ's He created night for going prawning,sleeping and BBQ's, and God saw that it was good.
On the Second Day, God created water - for surfing, swimming and BBQ's on the beach , and God saw that it was good.

On the Third Day God created the Earth to bring forth plants to provide malt and yeast for beer and wood for BBQs, and God saw that it was good.

On the Fourth Day God created animals and crustaceans for chops, sausages, steak and prawns for BBQ's, and God saw that it was good. On the Fifth day God created a Bloke - to go to the footy, enjoy the beach, drink the beer and eat the meat and prawns at BBQ's, and God saw that it was good.

On the Sixth Day God saw that the Bloke was lonely and needed someone to go to the footy, surf, drink beer, eat and stand around the barbie with. So God created Mates, and God saw that they were good Blokes, and God saw that it was good.

On the Seventh Day God looked around at the twinkling barbie fires, heard the hiss of opening beer cans and the raucous laughter of all the Blokes. He smelled the aroma of grilled chops and sizzling prawns and God saw that it was good ..... Well... Almost good.
He saw that the Blokes were too tired to clean up and needed a rest. So God created Sheilas - to clean the house, to bear children, to wash, to cook and to clean the Barbie, and then God saw that it was not just good. It was better than that, it was Bloody Awesome! IT WAS AUSTRALIA!!!!!

G'day again Folks,
The above photos were taken at Darwin's newest tourist attraction..............
Pictured: The theme park's 'cage of death' that drops tourists into a crocodile's lair ...
Without the cage you wouldn't stand a chance swimming with a massive saltwater crocodile. But for brave punters who still want to get cosy with a feisty croc, a new Australian tourist attraction is offering the chance for a close encounter in the safety of a clear acrylic box dubbed the 'cage of death'.

Just 4cm of acrylic, a pair of goggles and a swimsuit, will separate thrill-seekers from the jaws of Choppa, a saltwater crocodile. Close encounter: A tourist dives into a cage partially immersed in a crocodile pen at Croco-saurus Cove in Darwin, Australia.. The cage has no bars, unlike cages used in shark dives, which prevents the reptiles from gripping on but deep teeth scratches are visible on the sides, deterring some hesitant participants. Top End tourists climb into the clear box before being lowered into Choppa's lair. They then spend 15 minutes inside the 9ft high cage and watch Choppa, who lost both front feet while fighting other crocodiles, trying to take a bite out of them. Getting cosy: Choppa the crocodile looks like he's 'affectionately' trying to hug the dare-devil tourist.

The attraction at Crocosaurus Cove in the heart of the city of Darwin in the Northern Territory has been given high marks by adrenaline-junkies. 'This is it!' said self-confessed thrill-seeker Mark Clayton from Darwin after spending 20 minutes face-to-face with the crocodiles. 'I dive with sharks, large rays, moray eels ... but it's not this close. It's exhilarating to get that close to a crocodile of that size.'

Face-to-face: The experience is made even more thrilling for tourists because the cage has no bars Saltwater crocodiles, known locally as "salties," are the largest crocodile species, with the males growing up to 19.6ft long and weighing up to 2,204lbs. They are found in across Southeast Asia but the highest numbers are found in northern Australia. Michael Scott, who opened the attraction in July, said there was plenty of demand for the $85 thrill. 'In the Northern Territory, the saltwater crocodile is an icon and is part of our life. They are always in the news, either in someone's swimming pool or killing someone's favourite horse,' Mr Scott said.

Hunting for food: Up to two people are allowed in the cage at the one time The most famous crocodile to be housed at the park is Burt, who starred as the beast that nearly ate Linda Koslowski's character in Crocodile Dundee. Although saltwater crocodiles are dangerous, fatal attacks on humans are rare in Australia with only one or two reported a year. Warning signs are displayed at rivers, lake and beaches in areas inhabited by crocodiles.

Dicing with danger: Swimming face-to-face with a massive saltwater crocodile might not be everyone's idea of fun but thrill-seekers are snapping up Australia's newest tourist attraction The most recent fatality was reported last month (1st October 2008) in Cooktown in far north Queensland when the suspected remains of a British man were found inside a crocodile. Arthur Booker, 62, was last seen checking crab pots on a crocodile-infested river in the state's north.
I figure that's one attraction I could and would forego visiting ... and after checking out the figures in the photos again I am a bit dubious about them being real men - I think they are posed mannequins set up to look like real men - I mean 'none' of them look a bit like 'Crocodile Dundee' do they ?? what do you think ??


Cheers from the land of the Tartan and the Heather, Love Kate xxx.