Thursday, August 20, 2015

Batemans Bay Memories

Well I'm now home after a wonderful week in Batemans Bay visiting my son Shane, his wife Stacey and my two adorable grandsons O'Shea (4 yrs) and Finn (20 mths). My little holiday consisted of looking after the boys for a couple of days while Mum and Dad went skiing.

Shane & Stacey off having some grown up time

Get a load of O'Sheas beautiful eyes
We had a day at Mogo Zoo which is a privately owned zoo in the historic mining village of Mogo. Mogo Zoo has had success in breeding programs for endangered species such as Snow Leopards, cotton-top Tamarin, Red Panda and the Sumartran Tiger. It is also one of two zoos in Australia that exhibit White Lions. One of the most popular animals at the zoo would have to be the pair of male southern white Rhinos. Weighing up to 4000kg and standing up to 1.8 metres tall, the zoos two newest and largest residents are brothers "Kei" and "Jabari". The two brothers now have to be house separately as they are both coming into the breeding age and may fight for their ground if housed together. We were lucky enough to be there at the right time to see Jabiri have a feed.

Lunchtime at the Zoo just before Finn called it a day and fell asleep.
One very big Rhino
We also had a couple of days where we did a bit of fishing. No luck with the fish but it was still a bit of fun.

The Heritage Bakery in historic Milton, built in 1870 was a great choice for our lunch.
Probably the best curry pie I have had in a long while. 
Beautiful spot for fishing even though it was quite chilly (actually freezing!)
and we didn't catch anything.