Zeb and Eider Visit Monkey Mia Resort at Shark Bay, Australia

The World Heritage Drive ends at Monkey Mia Conservation Park and Reserve.   Entering the reserve, we stayed Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

This resort is famous for dolphins.   The wild dolphins come into the bay.   The rangers at the reserve feed a few wild dolphins a little food each morning between 7:45 am. and noon.   The rangers greet the dolphins when they arrive, so there is no strict time schedule.   Like many tourists, we went to the beach at 7:45 am.

Waiting for the dolphins to come. Rain came first

Waiting for the dolphins to come. Rain came first

A couple dolphins came in, and then it stated to rain.   Most of the tourists, including our humans, left the beach.   We did see the dolphins and they are beautiful animals.

Wild dolphins

Wild dolphins

This pelican was on the beach also.

Matching blue feet

Matching blue feet

We like his blue feet; they seem to match the human feet with blue shoes.   From our patio, we enjoyed watching the ocean.

From our patio

From our patio.   After the rain

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort has many thing for humans to do.   Chess anyone?

Help us play chess. We cannot move the pieces

Help us play chess. We cannot move the pieces

Anyone want to rent a canoe or kayak and go on the ocean?

Let's get a kayak

Let’s get a kayak

Let’s go swimming when the sky clears.

The sky will become clear and the sun will shine

The sky will become clear and the sun will shine

Maybe beach volleyball or join the seagulls at the outdoor bar?

Come have a drink with us

Come have a drink with us

You can always be entertained by the many pelicans near the resort.

So many pelicans here

So many pelicans here

How about food?  You can sit outside by the fireplace and enjoy  meal, or of course, you can enjoy your food inside.   This fireplace is visible from both sides.

Cozy fireplace behind us

Cozy fireplace behind us

For more information visit http://www.monkeymia.com.au   We enjoyed our brief stay at Monkey Mia, even though it was rather rainy.   Mom said if we are even back in this part of Australia we will definitely stay here again.

Adelaide’s Elder Park with Zeb and Eider Duck

Our time in Adelaide is almost over, so we decided to take the free city bus to Elder Park.   This sign inside the bus shows the support for Adelaide’s athletic teams.

Support for the team and the fans.

Support for the team and the fans.

We left the bus near the Adelaide Oval.   This artistic design behind the stage caught our eyes.

Good art display

Good art display

Crossing the bridge, we reached Elder Park, on the River Torrens.

The Adelaide Oval, River Torrens and Elder Park

The Adelaide Oval, River Torrens and Elder Park

These boats look like fun and good exercise, but not today.

Maybe another day

Maybe another day

There were many friendly black swans in the river.

Graceful Black Swans are everywhere.

Graceful Black Swans are everywhere.

However, this may be a little too close to the swan.

Too close mom

Too close mom

We also saw some very curious pelicans.   This one wants to know what he purchased at the toy store.

Anything for me?

Anything for me?

These Australian pelicans are big.

Pelicans as tall as young humans

Pelicans as tall as young humans

Pelican appears to be taller than these young humans.    Again mom, maybe a little too close.

That is a long beak. We like the pink though

That is a long beak. We like the pink though

This fountain commemorates the visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in March 1954.

Commemorative Fountain

Commemorative Fountain

Nice gazebo.

Pretty gazebo

Pretty gazebo

These are lights on the river.

Lights on the river

Lights on the river

Very nice.    This is a tourist boat.   We are going on Pop Eye I.

We are going on this river boat.

We are going on this river boat.

We are traveling on the river.

Riding down the river

Riding down the river

We like river boats.   We pass the Adelaide Rowing Club.

Our first Rowing Club

Our first Rowing Club

Passing under the historic bridge, this friendly pedestrian waves to us.

Friendly pedestrian

Friendly pedestrian

We like this falling water.

Decorative falling water

Decorative falling water

If you have some time in Adelaide, we suggest a few hours or a day at this park.   Relax and enjoy your vacation, or your home town.