nemo is hiding. i dont think he likes me much!
GBR - white tip shark
not a night dive, but still fun
on board the ProDive boat life is grand!
after tempting Nemo with a piece of tuna i smuggled underwater, he starts behaving himself.
Nemo's uncle. NOT a happy camper.
should have brought more tuna
reef wall. notice the diver at the bottom. if you could look down, its pretty darn dark.....
stoned love. luckily, turtles eat coral and algae, not humans!
corals, sort of. just plain colourful.
would you believe these are worms?
look like flowers, dont they?
me, at the whitsundays. first proper mask, naturally a MARES one. had to steal it from my dive instructor.
caroline, you a doll!
yet another mask i tried. no leaks, but great headache.
went for a nice good, wide field view mask next.
just corals. looks better with a flash, or in the daylight.
next time ill press the flash button
more colourful coral
i can recognize myself by the split fins.
3rd fish from the right became lunch 20 minutes later :D
need i say more?
cuttlefish. looks like the Alien, but not that scary.
Coral Trout. as colourful as it is, it tastes MUCH MUCH better!
brings me back to age 4, when im told i swam with a school of those in the red sea. wasnt scared then, not scared now!
one of the Whitsundays islands. possibly whitehaven.
if it looks like heaven, smells like heaven, and feels like heaven, dont pick up a rock - theres probably a snake hiding there!
whitsundays. not me in the bottom corner, but you get the "feelgood" factor.
hence forth i was nicknamed Robinson Crusoe by the gang.
i have found my hut, got a fishing pole ready, i lay claim to this island.
more white sands, beautiful skies.
long day, hot sun makes me very red in the face.
probably one of the best days i had till then
this is Australia's version of the alley cat!
it looks like a bird, but it gets to eat all the garbage you can through at it and miss.
btw, i only saw 2 cats the entire time.
3 sisters @ the Blue mountains.
great walk, but make sure, VERY SURE, you go DOWN the GIANT STAIRWAY, NOT UP.
950 steps/450 meters straight up is no laughing matter.
took this at a toy and train model museum.
this is the australian way of warning you.
much nicer than the israeli way, eh?
my posse' natural. beer in hand (probably VB), contemplating the goodness of life.
this boat, which ACTUALLY FLOATS, is made from, well, beer cans.
used in the Sydney Yacht racing back in the day.
taking the river boat back into brisbane.
having a few cold ones under the sun, with some very nice people (that took this picture)
3 hours of bliss in bris!
one of brisbane's museum.
this is a full sized model of a whale.
emu. does NOT taste like chicken.
its like eating red meat, but with the "lightness" of chicken.
best meat i have ever eaten!
taste like beef!
especially a Joey In A Bun - (baby roo burger) - YUMMY!
taste like tasteless chicken.
fraser island's Eli Creek.
sweetest water you will ever drink, on a sand island, in the middle of the ocean.
you cant get more surreal than that, can you?
just a scene i loved.
more fraser island scenery
notice the "road"?
me, having been in the Israeli Army, naturally know how to drive 4x4 trucks.
ended up as the troops driver.
fraser island, champagne pools.
the white water patch in the right, great swim.
its like a natural jacuzzi.
but its hell on cameras!
Sydney, just north of Bondi Beach.
this is how a beach should look like.
clean, well maintained, EMPTY.
there is also a FREE, yes - FREE sea water pool at the right.
sydney, north of bondi beach.
again i think of how lucky i am.
i have just gone through a near fatal flu (had 37.8c for 3 days!)
Sydney, cooper park.
a 3 minute walk from Erez & Shosh's house is this great park.
were talking 50 meter trees, walks, the works.
tel aviv has 2 3 meter trees and they call it a grove :D
da dingo took ma bebe!
taken at steve irwins zoo.
Sydney, Cooper park.
those houses have a view to a kill!
Fraser Island, almost.
i got to drive Scurvy Dog.
not a bad palce to spend an afternoon!
Sydney, Cooper Park
forgive me for the cliche but its "stairway to heaven" time
Noosa Heads, Mangrove walk.
its in the swamps, the muds brimming with crabs, small lizards and more.
Sydney, Cooper Park.
spiders are my favorite. they kill the nasty stuff!
me, taking a serious moment? Airlie Beach
first cat in australia. took me almost 3 weeks to find it.
i had my moments, so did my beard.
whitsundays sand close up.
havent we been here?
death adder island @ whitsundays.
diving is wet work. so we dry our stuff on the railing.
just in case someone "ahem, that aint me" drunk fell over board ;)
cairns hostel view. midmorning, tropical storm.
enroute to cairns. every bloody place looks like this.
magnetic island, view from my window. could be worse...
magnetic island. my dorm. again, could be MUCH worse!
lying under a palm tree can be hazardous to my heads health due to falling objects
same tree, no coconuts :D
magnetic island, someones home. as in they actually live there. almost set fire to it.
magnetic island, Koala in the wild.
whatcha lookin' at eh?????
didnt know australia had submarines @ touristy places?
view from bus. just imagine 1500KM like this.
getting close to cairns
cairns. my hostel, my fridge in its purest form!
notice i also have Orange Juice!!
cairns hostel. poolside
cairns. self explanatory, and describes my feelings about australia perfectly.
sydney, close to bondi beach.
sculptures by the sea.
anyone recall the 80s tv show - THE PRISONER?
sydney, bronze dogs running
cat number 2 of australia
sydney, chinese garden.
sydney, more of chinese gardens
dont fall, or youre in trouble.
sydney ferry to rose bay. ending a beautiful day with the doctor.
el doctore's hand @ rose bay.