Easter here is a four day weekend. Easter Monday is a holiday, so today (Tuesday) is really the first day I’ve been in Sydney where most businesses have been open. I’ll be walking over the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge this afternoon (sort of one of the things you just have to do when you’re here) and sending a big box of crap back home. I’ve been going through my gear and evaluating if I have used it in the past year. I ended up throwing a bit of stuff away and sending the rest home. I’m also sending home the bags I was previously using, so it will be a sizable shipment .
I should find a scale and figure out just how many kilos I’ve shaved off my bag weight. I have always been carrying a heavy load. Electronics will do that. With everything more compact, I think I could get everything into one bag in theory.
Last night I had kangaroo for the first time. It was almost exactly like eating venison. If you had put them side by side, I don’t think I could have told you the difference. Kangaroo products are illegal in California, which I think most Australians would find humorous because they are certainly not endangered. I think it has more to do with the fact they are cute on the old Bugs Bunny cartoons. When I was at Mungo National Park, our aboriginal guide was really upset at the fact they couldn’t serve kangaroo to guests because of health regulations, even though his people had been eating it for tens of thousands of years prior to the New South Wales health department showing up.
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