These guys look like they are asking to join us for arvo tea ... the larger one it a Magpie and the smaller one is a Butcher bird - we do have a lot of black & white birds here.
Now this is one cheeky butcher bird helping himself to the bowl of mince - you can see how close he is and we were strangers in their enviroment.
We got up the north coast near Sunshine Ariport well before dark so had a bit of a walk on the beach before tea ... we had forgotten how lovely and powdery and soft the sand it along the coastal beaches ... beautiful. We also enjoyed watching some guys playing with their kite board in the surf, a chap doing a spot of surf fishing and a family walking and playing along the water's edge - man they were all having some fun. We were up fairly early next morning and off to Moffat Beach to meet up with my friend M., at a coffee shop we have frequented often over the years and I just knew what I wanted - cameral banana pancakes with 'the lot' ... my it did seem to be a 'lot' more than I remembered, so I really needed a doggie bag but man thinking of it makes my mouth water ... yummm, just as well I don't live up there or I'd have an even bigger weight problem. It was great catching up with M. and what the family are doing - really keeping her on her toes that's for sure. On the way home we called into our youngest daughter's but sadly her littlies were still at school but we didn't want to get caught in the traffic too much, so didn't wait - ohhh famous last words they are ... ha ha We also called into where we used to live and see how many changes had taken place - like always you leave a place you have lived in for many, many years and you go away for what seems like such a short time and there are so many changes - undecided as to if they are good or bad. We got to call into one of our neighbours just for a few minutes and then back on the road again. Call into L. and pick up our Gilly, she was so glad to see us and wasn't letting either of us out of her sight. So that was the end of our little road trip.