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"There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more"

-- Lord Byron

I went to Harbour Beach here in Mackay and felt like I stepped into a parallel world. It was low tide so I was able to see more landscape than previously. En route to the ocean I noticed odd pellets that looked like bunny terds, but could see no animals over the vast stretch of sand. I wondered what could have made these balls of gravel? The ocean here in Queensland is breathtaking! You can see the hues of blue as the water spans to the sky and islands break up the flat horizon. As I walked the shoreline I began to realize it was a happenin' spot. What looked so beautiful and peaceful from a few feet away was, in reality, a metropolis for marine life.

I saw an anemone-look-alike buried under the surf. After I powered up my camera to photograph it, the thing ha…


macaroni & cheeseManwichlimeadePolar Ice flavored gum graham crackerschunky/real? guacamolethat classic yellow box of Cheerios (oat) THINGS AUSTRALIAN GROCERY STORES DO HAVE:
Easy MaccrumpetsVegemiteeggs that are not refrigeratedminced a.k.a. ground kangarooshortbread + cream biscuits a.k.a. cookies -- addicting!smooth, light green "guacamole" that more resembles flavored cream cheeseSoya crackers1 flavor of Cheerios (rice, corn, what + oat that are sugar-coated)


Michelle is on the RIGHT side of the car, driving; Bree is in the passenger seat as they are approaching a roundabout, headed for home...

Me: Okay, almost home.

Bree: Uhhh, that was our turn-off. You just passed it.

Me: Oops, no problem. We'll go around again.

Michelle jerks the car, tires screeching from the centrifugal force, and the car continues in a full circle as the drivers at every turn-off stare & watch. Michelle finally turns off...

Me: There we go. Haha now we're straight!

Bree:[giggling] This is the wrong street!

Michelle & Bree burst into laughter.

It's easy to get confused about where you entered & where you're supposed to exit, and after an entire revolution, everything just starts looking the same!