merry christmas

Thrice welcome, old Christmas, we greet thee again,

With laughter and innocent mirth in thy train;

Let joy fill the heart, and shine on the brow,

While we snatch a sweet kiss ‘neath the mistletoe-bough–

The mistletoe-bough,

The mistletoe-bough,

We will snatch a sweet kiss ‘neath the mistletoe-bough

rockingham aka swinging pig

saturday night in rockie for the non pub goer can be an interesting night . the biggest obstacle is no daylight saving here ,darkness comes early and so too the morning,  night comes quick .. this saturday night i went to cheak out a fishing spot ( i’m going to try my hand at saltwater flyfishing; this will be another post) the wind was up as always, so it was just another walk along the beach .. with a steady and regular wind the kite boarders were out having fun …friendly people, a nice stroll and  a few photos ended the daylight hours .. off to the pub for a quiet beer……

fairy terns

when i was last in perth i was staying at safety bay and on the foreshore there is an area where terns nest . there three different kind; the one that i like are the fairy terns . these little guys are smaller than the common sparrow . i went down to the nesting area to see them today ; i found them in big numbers which is good as the area is popular for watersports . here are some photos