Oh the fun dangerous things you find in Australia!
Is it wrong to seriously want to go explore behind the fence?
Is it bad to have a little chuckle about watching Skippy hop along and then BOOM he blow’s up? Surely, it’s happened before….
Yesterday, I found some more interesting stuff…
Like, what’s your interpratation of this sign?
I’ve got a few ideas..
- Invisible pants
- Free floating head torso, and legs
- Genitalia dissolving water
But seriously, what’s the true meaning of that sign…
Dangerous water? Shallow? Aren’t these signs supposed to be easily interpreted?
I didn’t get this one either, but it looked super interesting – like it could be some futuristic graffiti. It’s tape rather than spray paint. Kinda cool.
Another sign that is true blue Aussie is this one:
I seriously cant remember the last time I wore closed toe shoes… but here in Australia, thongs (or for you foreign folk sandals) are quite acceptable.
I happened to find one out of two Aussie ships that still exists as museums in All of Australia -50 were made in all and this one was Made in Whyalla – hence the name HMAS Whyalla.
This badboy (or girl as they lovingly refer to it on the tour) is a minesweeper – it’s got a flat bottom which makes for sooo much fun if you’re one of those people who gets super seasick. It dips 45 degrees – 45 degrees! THAT’S HUGE. That’s like you’re gonna fall out if you’re on the main deck… 45 degrees is the tree line…
Here’s another look from above..
So, a lot of the crewmen stayed below deck – okay, this got me. They’ve had 150 men on this boat – max is 80… and there’s not even enough room for 30 men!
A lot of the guys had to sleep in the recreation hall…
… and a lot of guys were playing cards, talking… whatever… so getting sleep was pretty tough. The hammocks had a one in, one out policy… As soon as one man left the hammock, another guy filled it.
Well, not by choice – but by necessity.
As a bonus, there’s a cute little model railway exhibit!
It’s super cute which is probably not the correct description of it. But, it’s completely unexpected. When I went out back to the museum, i expected WWII exhibits, but they had this too! Hours upon hours must have gone into this!
This is a representation of the transportation between iron mines and the One Steel processing plant.
There’s much more information here: http://www.whyallamaritimemuseum.com.au/modelrailway.html
An Aussie girl gone walkabout in the great big world!