New Caledonia: Natural Park of the Coral Sea Created


New Caledonia has created the world’s largest protected area – the Natural Park of the Coral Sea. The link below is to an article that reports on the park.

For more visit”
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0502-new-caledonia-marine-protected-area.html

Bulahdelah


Kevin's Daily Photo, Video, Quote or Link

So I was right about my day when I spoke of it yesterday. Not a lot going on today, so today’s post will be more about yesterday. I hope that makes perfect sense to everyone – it sounded even worse with the original way I was going to write it (I was trying to be clever, so went for simplicity in the end).

Bombah Point Ferry

The Punt at Bombah Point On the Punt

On the Punt

To get to Bulahdelah from Hole in the Wall, you need to go via Bombah Point and the ferry service there. I guess you could also call it a punt. Many people still call it that. Anyhow, as the pictures show, it doesn’t cover a great distance. How much is the charge for this journey – at the moment it’s $5.00 AU. Seems a little excessive for something that’s over in less than 5 minutes. Still, there is a…

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Myall Lakes National Park


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It was my first official day of annual leave from work today and of course it had to start with a good sleep-in, which I might add I’m going to try and avoid doing for the entire period of my annual leave – just the first couple of days. I have been extremely tired, so a few sleep-ins will be helpful – for my health and well being you know. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about and agree with me entirely. I take your silence as tacit agreement. Thank you for that.

Myall Lakes National Park

Once I was up I thought I should do something – so the day wouldn’t be viewed as an entire waste. So a drive to Bulahdelah was on the cards via the Myall Lakes National Park and the Bombah Point Ferry. So that’s what I decided to do, after I thought through a few more possible options for…

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Australia: Western Australia – Ocean Heatwave Changed Environment


The link below is to an interesting article concerning an ocean heatwave off the Western Australian coast. It changed the ecology of the area dramatically.

For more visit:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22090-heatwave-transformed-australian-marine-life.html

Article: Improvements in Wauchope State Forests


The link below is to a press release from the NSW Department of Primary Industries concerning improvements to state forests in the Wauchope area.

For more visit:
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/aboutus/news/recent-news/forests/new-bridges-for-forest-walkways

Article: Lost Toad Found in Sri Lanka


Not seen since 1876, the Kandyan Dwarf Toad has been found once more in a stream in Sri Lanka. Thankfully the discovery took place in a protected area, the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, so the toad should be free from most threats. Even so, the species is still considered extremely rare.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0618-hance-kandyan-dwarf-toad.html

Article: USA – Washington


Mount St Helens Still Recovering

The following link is to an article reporting on the recovery of Mount St Helens thirty years after the volcanic explosion that destroyed the surrounding area.

For more visit:
http://www.livescience.com/6450-mount-st-helens-recovering-30-years.html