Perambulations in Port Lincoln

G’day Delilah! My name is Karen and I have heard the story of how Clawdeen became lost and was found in Australia. It is a very long way back to your house, so she is stopping to have a look around in order to tell you all about where she has been. She is now in Port Lincoln, South Australia. Clawdeen has just traveled 1800 kilometres and was so glad to pop out of her sleeping bag when I called out her name.

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When Clawdeen saw everything you could do in Port Lincoln, I could not keep up with her! Australians love their sport, especially horse racing and she couldn’t believe the name of this famous horse which won 3 Melbourne cups in a row.

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I then told her about the game of cricket, because she saw these kids playing a game on the sand bar to keep cool. It was a very hot 41 degrees, but I had to explain why 41 degrees in Australia is equivalent to 105 degrees in New York. Celsius and Fahrenheit can be so confusing!

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Clawdeen watched the ships filling up with wheat… and did some sun bathing at the same time. The wheat goes all over the world to make bread and pasta. I told her we would show her where the wheat is grown before she left.

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Here Clawdeen looked at all the adventures she could have while visiting, and wanted to do them all!

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I thought Clawdeen might love this creature: a white pointer shark… as Crocodile Dundee would say…”Now that is a set of teeth!”

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Clawdeen was touching her teeth… AND she decided that diving in a cage to see these sharks was probably not such a good idea!  She agreed that the sea water was not good for her hair. PHEW! I was glad to hear that!

Clawdeen, being the energetic teenager she is, was distracted by the clothes shops! Suddenly, I hear a “YAHOO! COME AND FIND ME!” Look where I found her!

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When we got home, I felt sad for Clawdeen that she did not get to go diving with the sharks, seals or the tuna fish, so we went to feed the sea gulls instead. I was a bit worried they might carry Clawdeen away, but they were only interested in the bread she had in her hand.

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Then we went fishing and Clawdeen caught 3 fish ( my lucky number). She wanted to take them home, but I explained that they would not taste very nice by the time she got back to Delilah.

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We had to go and measure the fish. Clawdeen’s were just the right size!

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We took Clawdeen for a drive to show where the wheat grows, and she just about jumped out of the car when she saw the kangaroos. She told me how she had sat on a statue of a kangaroo, but had not seen one in real life!

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After all the activity today, Clawdeen sat amongst the wild flowers, and had a rest before she hopped on the plane to visit her next Facebook friend. I am also going to have a rest! The lovely Clawdeen has worn me out having such fun! You are a very lucky girl Delilah to have such a wonderful friend!

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Lots of love, Karen Miels

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2 thoughts on “Perambulations in Port Lincoln

  1. Karen, this is amazing!! Clawdeen had a very full, and exciting day. Can’t wait for her to get to Boston – we can work on her perfecting the hideous accent of the locals : )

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