I hope to record what I see and sketch on my daily walks around my home in Rural South Australia
Monday, January 27, 2014
Young Pacific gull
It is heating up again after a lovely mild few days, in wandering the garden I have found many deaths after the last burst of heat.
When John and I went walking a few days ago there was this young Pacific Gull wandering, not far away with all his feathers ruffled up, or perhaps he was starting to moult, any way I loved his attitude and so did a fairly quick pencil sketch which I then did a bit more to when I came home. I also took his photo so I had a bit more reference.
John is off fishing today as it is the Australia Day holiday, a fairly busy long week end which we have had moments of being out there with the crowd, and being home, quietly.
After seeing the stage 4 finish of the Tour Down Under cycling race I found it much more enjoyable to watch the last two stages on tv, you see so much more and some of the shots of the country they go through are lovely.
I just dont like the million amateur cyclists who clog the roads and have little thought for drivers doing the speed limit of 100 kph when they are doing at the most 30 and there they are 2 abreast around a blind corner. I am surprised more dont get skittled. We had aprox 9000 amateur riders down here the day the tour came through, from the early hours of the morning until quite late at night, getting into town was a nightmare, especially when they wobble all over the road.
I shouldnt complain but ....