Seeing kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, emus, parrots, cockatoos and echidnas everywhere is still a thrill to me when I come to Oz. I’ve lost count of the number of kangaroos and koalas I’ve seen on this trip, but even so I almost always stop to admire these exotic creatures in their natural environments. Seeing them confirms to me that I am in the land down under and thus somewhere that is very far from home.
As for Robert, these animals are just part of his everyday childhood memories. Luckily for me, he is very tolerant of my fascination and has indulged me by taking countless photographs of the locals. And since he’s always interested in most every living creature, he is also fascinated by checking out the wildlife. So while the creatures may not be quite so exotic to him, we are getting a kick out of our explorations.