Melbourne, our first stop, was a very topsy turvy time. All that jet lag, and then traveling out to the suburbs to go to the first ever Australian Ferret Symposium, and then back to center city again kept all our marbles bouncing around and around.
We had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the symposium. We particularly enjoyed reconnecting with Shirley Hewett, whom we’d met at the Ferret Symposium in St. Louis, MO, in 2005. She and Shona organized the event in Melbourne and did an amazing job of getting people together.
Here we are with Shona and Shirley (and Leka), happy with an event well done.
We took a train back to center city and spent a day and a half walking down by the Yarra River, eating Chinese food (fabulous prawns in ginger and onion sauce!), looking for local microbrews and drinking “flat white” coffee.
This fabulous creature is down by the Yarra River, where there are paths for bikers and walkers.
The night skyline is quite a sight.
Our first really good microbrew.
We’re in Perth now, with Shirley. Lots of great photos and moments. I’ll write about that tomorrow.
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