Holidaying in Denmark, Western Australia

@JudyEv (101131)
Bunbury, Australia
March 30, 2016 8:40pm CST
After several days not being able to log on, at last I have internet. So I'm doing a quick update while I can. My notifications are all mentioned in emails so in time I'll catch up with all those too. We had an interesting four days helping at an equestrian endurance ride over Easter. The main event involved riding 80kms on each of three days – a total of 240kms. Of the eight entrants only three completed the three days without being withdrawn or vetting out. What a dreadful disappointment it would have been for the rider who vetted out at the very last checkpoint. She would have been stiff, sore and tired after riding so far. But she was very philosophical about it. Her horse is fine too but didn't recover quite as quickly as it should have. Saturday was drizzly all day so the poor riders mostly came in quite wet. Some sleep in their horse floats/boxes/trailers and many found most of the gear became wet too. Sunday was fine but cold and windy. I was really pleased I wasn't riding. Now we're camped in a lovely park on the south coast of Western Australia at a town called Denmark with pelicans nearby and some beautiful flowers. I'm busy taking photos to share with you once we get home again. In the meantime I'll try to post a photo of a pelican that Vince took last time we were here. Hope you're all well and I'll be catching up soon.
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• Preston, England
1 Apr 16
interesting that there is a Denmark in Australia. The pelican photo looks lovely.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
An explorer named the river and town after his friend, a Dr Alexander Denmark, so the name has nothing to do with the country. I had to remember not to just say "I went to Denmark for the week". :)
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• Eugene, Oregon
31 Mar 16
Sounds like a great holiday. I feel sorry for the horses. That is a great shot of the pelican. We have white and brown pelicans here. What is this one called?
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
Apparently it's called the Australian pelican. There are seven different species. Ours are black and white.
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@TRBRocks420 (62414)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Mar 16
Sounds like you had a good time and, awesome picture of the Pelican, also glad you were finally able to get on the internet.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
The internet really only worked well for the one day but we're home again now and it's all working well.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Apr 16
I hope you are having a wonderful time. I love the picture of the pelican! It makes me feel like I am right there.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
We have some more nice photos of the pelicans from this time and a lovely one of another big sea bird. I'll put them up soon.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
5 Apr 16
@JudyEv I would love to see them! I love pictures of nature.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@simone10 It's posted now and I know you've seen it so thanks for commenting on it. Don't the dancing ones look funny?
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
1 Apr 16
I wondered if you had managed to stay dry!
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
We were luckier than the riders and actually had a roof over our heads although it was canvas. Water would accumulate in a pocket then suddenly spill over and if we were standing under the edge of the marquee, it all went down your neck.
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Apr 16
@JudyEv ew, now that sounds like an unpleasant surprise!
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt Luckily I kept out of the way but it was very funny when it happened to someone else.
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
31 Mar 16
I love this picture, pelicans are funny birds. I hope you are enjoying your vacations Judy.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
We had a very relaxing time thanks Anna. I read five books and still managed to do quite a bit of sight-seeing as well. :)
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
4 Apr 16
@JudyEv You read a lot, I like to read every evening, but to finish a book I usually need a couple of weeks.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@LadyDuck If I'd been able to MyLot there would have been no way I would have read so many books :)
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Mar 16
Sounds like it was an interesting few days. Don't know if I'd want to ride that far in the rain, but it sounds like it was fun, otherwise.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
I don't think most of the competitors wanted to ride that far in the rain either.
@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Apr 16
@JudyEv - I like rain, unless I have to be out in it.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 I love it raining on a tin roof which is one reason we have an iron roof rather than tiles.
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@gofsey (1302)
• Madurai, India
6 Apr 16
Have a lovely time. I am liking your pelican already. Get back to internet land soon.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr 16
Have you seen the photo of them dancing? It's on another discussion. We are home again now. :)
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@gofsey (1302)
• Madurai, India
6 Apr 16
@JudyEv No, I must look it up. Right. Home sweet home.
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@jaboUK (50778)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 16
Lovely to see you again Judy - sorry the endurance test was a bit disappointing. How did your nephew do? Enjoy your break in Denmark - look forward to some special photos.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
There were only 8 in the big competition but another 60 odd who did 3 days of 40kms or 20kms. Then on the Sunday, another 90 did either 80, 40 or 20 kms just the once. I didn't want to make the post too long explaining it all. :)
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
Forget to say my nephew wasn't riding this time. He has started working his horse again though so might compete later in the season.
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@destimona (1941)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
31 Mar 16
Wow. Lovely picture of a Pelican. Hope you had a great time.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
It was very relaxing thanks. We have some more nice photos of pelicans now too. :)
@destimona (1941)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
4 Apr 16
@JudyEv Good.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
6 Apr 16
Gosh, that certainly sounds like a miserable time for some of those riders. Another beaut photo Judy - did I mention that I love pelicans? I went to read your post about your Mum's Gnomes finding a home but it was gone.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Apr 16
I see you've seen the photo of the pelicans 'dancing'. Aren't they just gorgeous? Here is the link to the post about the gnomes. I went to Search, then Tagged Discussions and put in Gnomesville as I knew I'd tagged that word.
A few days ago we had a friend stay with us for two nights. She had a young friend of a friend with her. The younger person is from Nottingham and on a visit to...
@cacay1 (32160)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Apr 16
wow so awesome picture.Why is the water dark? I love your adventure, nice place.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Apr 16
I don't remember why the water was dark as this photo was taken the previous year. Maybe it was just the time of day although the pelican is nice and bright.
@Inlemay (17336)
• South Africa
5 Apr 16
Pelicans are strange looking birds - topheavy with the shortest of legs - they look as if they are about to topple over. Got to see hundreds in Namibia last year. Dont see many around our region - No SEA, not much water
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
They turn up in Lake Eyre - right in the middle of Australia in the middle of the desert regions.
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@PainsOnSlate (19253)
• Canada
3 Apr 16
It sound like the ride was a difficult one. It's a shame the weather did not make life easier on the humans. Love the photo.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
Although there were only 8 that did the 80 kms each day, another 30 did 40 kms a day and 20 did 20 kms a day. Then on Sunday, 90 odd riders did just 80, 40 or 20 on the one day.
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@iamshane487 (1175)
• Manila, Philippines
3 Apr 16
I am hoping to see the picture soon. Happy weekend too! Indeed it is weekend in my country.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
We have some nice photos of our time away. I'll try to post some soon.
@Dragonairy1 (1485)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
3 Apr 16
Thats a lovely photo, im glad youre having a good time.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
Glad you like the photo. We're home again now and the internet is much easy to work here.
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@Macarrosel (7633)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
You have a great time. That's good to know. Nice picture too.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
I'm glad you like the photo. It is easy to get photos of the pelicans as they are not afraid of people.
• Lakewood, Colorado
31 Mar 16
I want to be doing what you are doing Judy.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
I was very lucky to be able to have this time away.
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@JohnRoberts (41288)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Mar 16
Great shot. You are so lucky to holiday down under.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
We have lots of lovely places to visit around our area. Glad you liked the photo.
@Ronrybs (7132)
• London, England
31 Mar 16
I'm guessing it got the name from Danish people who moved there
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
The guy who discovered the area named the river (and subsequent town) after his friend, Dr Alexander Denmark. It has nothing to do with the country. :)
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