G'day! Welcome to Australia, I am in Sydney right now, it is almost at the bottom on the right side. We are there right now, but we just got there two days ago from exploring the Great barrier reef (upper left) and we were staying in Cairns (next to the little airplane on the upper left). There is so much to do here! Sydney is really cool, and so is the reef, I really recommend coming here!
This is a Huntsman spider, they are only found in Australia, they aren't poisonous, but they are HUGE! This is the scariest thing I have seen so far. Ellie and I are staying with my uncle Mike, he lives here, and one time, he was at a store, and he saw one, and he thought it was rubber, and he touched it, and it ran away, it was so gross! Just to give you an idea of how big they are, put your hands together, but only the thumbs and index fingers should be touching, and then face your palms away from you, and look and them and imagine a spider that size! That is how big they are!
This is me at the Great Barrier Reef hanging out with a stingray, and some other fish, they were just swimming around me like I didn't even exist!
This is Ellie looking straight at one of the biggest fish ever! Little does she know, there is another one swimming right up behind her, swim away Ellie! (Even though they are gentle)
This really freaked me out, I didn't like it at all, but then we saw a little probe (upper center) shining a light on the ship, and Ellie insisted I take a picture, so I did. . . . . . and then swam away at top speed. This was the second scariest thing that we have seen. . .so far.
This is me (again) scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. It was really amazing! You swim into the schools of little fish, and they swim in every direction around you like a tornado almost, and then you are really dizzy. Once you're vision clears you are floating there and all you can see is light blue, and sometimes rocks and fish. Here in Australia, every day is an adventure.
This (above) is the Sydney opera house, isn't it cool?!
It is so much prettier at night than during the day, I mean, don't get me wrong it is amazing during the day, but at night, when everybody still on the bay is either cruising around or sitting there and watching the lights and all the excitement, the Sydney Opera house is a sight to behold. And, another thing that is nice about it, is that no matter how bad of a photographer you are, when you take a picture of the opera house, everyone thinks you are really good!
This is the inside view of the opera house. I am usually not a big opera fan, but this was really cool! I didn't even need the opera singers to entertain me, even though they did. It is so bright in there, that we entered during the day, and when we came out it was night, but we figured it would still be light out, because we were so used to the lights inside!
Niki Mouse :)