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Australia Day Sunset

By johnboy - 26 January 2011 7

sunset over the National Museum

So this was the view my friends and I had as we downed Coopers Pale, swam, and listened to a very mediocre Hottest 100 before the fireworks.

Some people don’t like Canberra and I just don’t get it.

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7 Responses to
Australia Day Sunset
Lilli 8:55 am 28 Jan 11

DannyMcFace said :

Does anyone know where they all sleep? I had no idea canberra played host to so many!

We actually went for a walk through Commonwealth Park last weekend at around 8am and watched as all the bats flew in to sleep for the day – they definitely number in the hundreds, and almost every tree we looked up had bats hanging out. See http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/02/21/2168504.htm for a bit more info, but I can say that the majority appear to sleep in Commonwealth Park and can be quite well camouflaged so high up.

toriness 10:49 am 27 Jan 11

beautiful sunset shot JB

Ozi 10:40 am 27 Jan 11

DannyMcFace said :

I was actually really amazed by the hundreds(?) of bats that flew over the lake between 830 and 9.
On the southern cross cruise we had an amazing view of them all crossing the lake from the north side.
Does anyone know where they all sleep? I had no idea canberra played host to so many!

Where they sleep depends on if it is a sitting week or they are back in their home electorate.

Thumper 9:09 am 27 Jan 11

I was actually really amazed by the hundreds(?) of bats that flew over the lake

Fruit bats or flying foxes. Big old prehistoric looking things.

Beau Locks 8:54 am 27 Jan 11

Remember the 80s, when every kid and their dog was swimming in the lake? And nobody thought nout of it? The quality of the lake water has, by and large, been improving for about 30 years, due in large part to the clean up of mine sites upstream on the Queanbeyan and Molonglo rivers. In the same period, we’ve just become more aware about water quality (NCA monitoring, lake closures etc) and more fussy about shit in general. (The same reason you don’t see unaccompanied nine and ten year olds running around Mount Ainslie and other nature reserves building cubbies and building jumps for their bikes like when I were a toe rag.)

Ergo, nothing much has changed at the lake (except the maintenance of its foreshores and swimming areas, which is another story altogether), and swimming in the lake is still totally awesome. It’s people’s attitudes that have changed.

DannyMcFace 12:11 am 27 Jan 11

I was actually really amazed by the hundreds(?) of bats that flew over the lake between 830 and 9.
On the southern cross cruise we had an amazing view of them all crossing the lake from the north side.
Does anyone know where they all sleep? I had no idea canberra played host to so many!

grunge_hippy 11:08 pm 26 Jan 11

you swam in the lake?

ewwwwwww.

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