The weather this week looks lovely! But that’s not really why I made this awful joke title. Road signs in Australia are really fun- I’m used to deer crossings and on a really good day in New Hampshire, a moose crossing, but for the most part road signs in my area just blend in to the background unless I’m looking for directions or speed limits. Here, though:
Knobble-kneed emus, kangaroos poised to leap in front of cars, blue signs indicating “tourist ways” and “coral viewing.”
I’m sure they aren’t interesting to the people who live here, but I love me a goofy animal silhouette.
They’re not kidding, though- emus and kangaroos are all over the road en route to our launch sites at Tantabiddi and Bundegi boat ramps. Even better than the signs are the mirrored looks of surprise on the faces of car drivers and passengers and the animals they come across.
Are there termite mounds around there? I recall a lot of people sized termite mounds up near Darwin.
Yeah! They’re pretty surreal. I want to get a photo of an emu next to one- all the big lumps on the landscape.