Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Kate writes: a big fright

Today we went and registered for the conference, well after all that is why we are in the GC. We had a lovely walk over to the conference venue, picked up our bags and had a coffee at one of the stands. The venue looked smaller than usual with less stands. It may be that Australia is having the same  issues as NZ and have restrictions on drugs and equipment. It will be interesting to see what they are up to. 

Any way we thought it would be fun to go back to our apartment by monorail, but it was closed, we were too early. Karen though she remembered a way back on the other side of Jupiter's Casino, we were here 11 years ago! It has been a little bit of a joke since being here that Karen has been the navigator, but not quite taking any notice of where we are, so it was a leap of faith to follow her instructions. I'm still very sore from the run and can move but stairs are not good or moving too fast. The instructions were right and Karen and myself were walking down this path happily talking away when suddenly a Hiss came from the grass. I jumped and grabbed hold of Karen, we both looked expecting to see a snake, but no it was a water sprinkler! The gardener thought it was very funny!

We are looking eagerly for kangaroos  but have not seen any. I have seen one dead and squashed snake and reptile but nothing else alive. Still we have 4 more days to go.