Wednesday, April 12, 2006
The bright circle in the centre is the optic nerve. Dr C's annotated something he wanted to look more closely at so in the end I had to have a follow up exam using the traditional dilation method. I can tell you it's well worth paying the little extra for the machine to avoid this!
Sunday, April 09, 2006
I've got to take my chances to attend Lions games when I'm in Brisbane, but I went to this one not feeling terribly hopeful after their dismal display last week. But the only thing better than a win is an unexpected win!
While Brisbane only won by 18 points, after quarter time they never really looked like losing. In the end the scoreboard flattered Essendon thanks to some questionable free kicks going their way and some wayward kicking for goal by the Lions in the second quarter in particular.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Where this is all leading is that I went to see my wife's godson Rohan play this morning. Here's a picture of Rohan and his dad, my very good friend Raj, after the game.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Now it's primarily used by recreational shipping. Since the house is located directly across from the bridge it makes for a good show, especially in a small seaside town of a few hundred people where not much else happens.
The bridge opens by rotating as you can see in this photo. The building in the background is the local hotel built in 1868.
The operator (Tony) collects the toll using a high tech device - a bucket on a stick.
It's also customary to add a can of beer to the bucket as a tip (you can't quite see it but I guarantee it's there!)
And when the tide goes out, you can collect some lovely tender mussels from the rocks under the bridge. Not at all like the chewy ones you get so often in restaurants. The hardest part is cleaning them. Cooking them is easy - put them in a pot with some white wine and boil them just until they open which usually takes about 30 seconds. Yum!
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Winter is on its way in Tasmania, and if you look closely you'll see traces of snow on top of Mt. Wellington.
Inside it was a lot warmer. Marie wanted to keep her hair a safe distance from this flambé!