Monday, 26 June 2017

Dryandra


We joined some friends for a bush camp at Dryandra Woodland. The children had a great time getting back to nature with shelter building, biking, hiking and campfires.







One evening we took the night tour at Barna Mia wildlife sanctuary where we saw loads of native animals at the feeding stations.




Friday, 2 June 2017

Flying!



This week we took a trip to iFLY to experience free-fall skydiving without the parachute. The children had a talk about how the wind tunnel works and the physics behind it. It was then time to fly!




Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Penguin and Seal Islands


We took a day trip over to Penguin Island in the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. On the island itself we watched the orphaned penguins being fed. The wild penguins are nested all over the island but they are generally out fishing during the day. We took the boardwalk around the island where we saw plenty of wildlife including gulls, terns, pelicans, osprey, sea eagles, octopus, jellyfish, a king skink and shoals of fish.








We took the 45 minute cruise out into the marine park passing Seal island. We were lucky enough to spot a pod of wild dolphins herding a shoal of fish into the shallows.







Spot the camel?

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Mundaring Weir


This weekend we visited Mundaring Weir and No. 1 Pumping Station. The weir is actually a water catchment dam (an Australian dam being a pond?????). We took a short bushwalk to get to the viewpoint overlooking the lake and dam.



At the pump house we found the old steam pumps which have now been replaced by electricity. The children had a go at pumping the water along the model of the World's longest water pipe.







Cats Galore


Not strictly home-school related but cute nonetheless; our foster kittens are growing and becoming mode adventurous.