Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday 23rd March Aussie road trip!!!

A lovely sunny morning and I got the condo cleaned up for the cleaners who arrived promptly at 10.30am and the same as last week 5 of them marched in like a task force all went about cleaning and 30 minutes later they marched out..too funny!!!
Geoff arrived home just after noon and we chatted for a while and I thanked him so much for letting me live in luxury for a week, said goodbye to Sunshine and I was on my way to the Blue Mountains.......I bet some of you are asking why do they call them the blue mountains....

Now you know!!!

It was an easy drive and around 3.30pm I was pulling up to my accommodation in the small town of Hazlebrook and met Julia my hostess who showed me around the small lovely studio I have booked for three nights!!!

I got settled in and Julia had left some information about local walks and before I left on one of them I asked her if she had a coconut...

I bet you are thinking what is this guy talking about??

Well she did have a Coconut and together we went for the hike

He is a great dog he is a Groodle and so smart and so full of energy!!!
The Groodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and a purebred Golden Retriever. Groodles can also be created by breeding a Groodle to a Poodle if the breeder is trying to achieve various coat colours. The Groodle is a family oriented dog like the Golden Retriever. The Groodle is not a hunting dog but does enjoy outdoor sports and activities. The most distinctive characteristic of Groodles are their temperaments as they are non-aggressive dogs who are friendly with both other animals and are quite tolerant of children’s rough play. Shedding will differ between individual Groodles depending on the coat type so it is always best to seek a Groodle puppy from someone who can advise you on your puppy’s final coat type.
Groodles are an overall healthy breed but Poodles do have a higher rate of PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) than many other breeds of dog. PRA is a condition that leads to blindness later in life and can be DNA tested for. PRA is an autosomal recessive trait, meaning that both parents must carry the defective gene for any of their offspring to be affected. This means that all that is needed to prevent PRA in your Groodle is for one of your puppy’s parents to be DNA tested clear of PRA. Responsible Groodle breeders will test for PRA in their breeding programs.

It was a great hike with a few waterfalls

Some neat trees

and these corn on the cob bushes or whatever they are!!!!

It was a good two hours and Coconut had a blast....

Came home and met Julia's husband Mark who brought me some DVD's and also brought me a lovely plate of food and topped off with Apple crumble!!!!

So a good day now going to watch a movie and I have two full days planned so stay tuned!!!

Yashi Kochi!!


Elaine May said...

Hello again,
As I've mentioned before, when I was a child growing up in Manitoba, my mother had three older cousins in Australia who used to send books etc. to me and my siblings. One lived in Sydney, one in Melbourne and one from the Blue Mountains, so I have been enjoying your Australian travels very much.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Elaine McCullough May in Saltair BC.

mexicokid said...

you are so welcome maybe they know what the corn cob bush is/ thanks les

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