|Bells Beach, Rip Curl Pro |
The world’s longest running (since 1961)
and most prestigious world tour surfing event
|Remaining grandstands on Bells Beach|
|Geelong life savers...you'll also need to search for the sailor,|
pirates, a brass band, a mail carrier, artist and swimmers!
|Off The Great Ocean Road, Split Point Light House at Aireys Inlet, Victoria|
I took this photo. Isn't it pretty?
“ho hum” about them to tell you the truth! They think of them as noisy, messy pests because they squawk loudly and chew into telephone wires. But to this Yank, all I see is the bird who starred in "Baretta" (starring Robert Blake 1975-1978) and I want to snap pictures wildly, like some paparazzi chasing after a movie star!
|Now imagine these are cockatoos staring you down!|
So the cockatoos of Lorne are not only beggars but they are in-your-face beggars! Seagulls will at least keep a respectful distance, but the cockatoos have no problems flying right up to people and stealing their lunch out of their hands, as we saw them do while we were there! One older woman...probably in her 70's was feeding them, when they decided to start landing on her! The poor woman had two on her shoulders and one on her head and they were wildly flapping their wings about, messing up her hair. It was reminiscent of the scene in "The Birds" when Tippy Hedron was attacked by seagulls! Needless to say she won't be feeding the birds in Lorne again any time soon!
|Costco, Melbourne, Australia...looks like the one back home in Oregon!|
|Similar menu...except for the prices and the "Aussie Meat Pie"|
|Love the view of Melbourne from Costco!|
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