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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, May 4, 2018

Visiting Healesville Sanctuary in VIC, Australia

Well, a good night sleep makes you feel a whole lot different next day!
We did drive the short distance to Healesville Sanctuary.
Here Pieter is petting a Wallaby; so very cute!
Pieter is wearing the leather jacket that he purchased in February 1991 from Pond's India's Leather Garment Factory
Remember in my previous post we just had checked into the Eltham Gateway Conference Centre and
that was about 45 minutes from Healesville Sanctuary.
In 1988 we stayed in Bundoora, seen left of 1339 Main Road, Eltham Gateway.
The mushroom plant is in Mernda, at the top above 1339...
HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY
Indeed a truly AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE!
There also were night animals that could be seen by infra red light.
Back to the Wallaby and Pieter, with another kid that came to pet it.
One Wallaby came up to me for petting...
Petting this Wombat was very special!
Just a baby, about 5 months old as its Mama had been hit by a car...
Here is another wombat, with its hind leg stretched.
And we spotted this cute Koala up in a shrub!

Thanks for your visit and comment, stay tuned for more...

Related links:
My 2nd Trip to Australia from Atlanta - Dallas - Los Angeles - Sydney - Melbourne | previous post
Katoomba & Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains Australia | previous post by me
Trips to Australia | previous post by me
{My Own Design of Brass Mushrooms} | previous post by me


30 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, There is no question that Australia has some of the world's cutest animals. I did not know that they could become so tame that you could pet them!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes you can and to us this sanctuary was also an eye opener. Love this kind of interaction with nature!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dear Mariette,

    I loved seeing your photos of the visit to the Healesville Sanctuary and remember my parents went to visit this same place.
    The koala is very cute.
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Dearest Carolyn,
      Glad that your parents also had this great experience!
      Even the wombat is cute, at least that baby was.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Liebe Mariette,

    von meinem Besuch bei dir.
    bleiben liebe Grüße hier.

    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Danke sehr für's mitreisen!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  4. Wat een mooie herinneringen weer. Australië heeft zulke leuke dieren. Voor mij zijn die nog steeds het "apartst" op een of andere manier vind ik een kangoeroe/walaby en wombat aparter dan een olifant. Heel raar is dat.

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    1. Beste Marian,
      Ja, een heel unieke herinnering en een pracht dag. Net wat we nodig hadden na twee dagen in de lucht en voordat we ons weer in het werk storten. Mogelijk door de omvang vinden we zulke dieren apart!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  5. Hi Mariette,
    Yes it's a good memory ! My cousin live in Melbourne with his wife and two sons. I think that we'll go to visit them.

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    1. Dearest Nathalie,
      We loved visiting at this sanctuary, knowing the animals are being cared for and still in their natural habitat.
      Touching and petting them is awesome.
      If you ever get a chance to visit your cousin and his family in Melbourne; go for it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Aww!! so many cute animals..

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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      Yes, indeed very cute and accessible for petting!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. What a wonderful place. Wallaby is so cute! And of course koala, too :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      There are lots of cuties there and it is highly educational.
      We loved our time spent at the sanctuary.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. A wonderful visit Mariette.
    Except for wallabies and kangaroos I've never seen a koala or wombat in the wild.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Wonder if they are not as common in the southwestern part of Australia...
      At least we left Australia with a rather good picture of their mammals on our retina.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Dearest Mariette,
    A truly Australian Experience The wellaby and Pieter with another Kid that came to Pet!1988 was Bundoora Eltham in the mushroom in Mernda above 1339,
    Happy time
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko san,
      Indeed very happy times with fond memories of Australia's cutest mammals.
      And all because of our job in the mushroom industry...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Oh what fun to see and pet wambats and koalas. What a special place Australia is! The snakes I hope to avoiid. Hope to get there someday!

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    1. Dearest Debra,
      Sure there are cute animals and also some that we don't want to encounter...!
      This was a great experience for both of us.
      You ought to go there once.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. PS: I wonder if you'd be able to eat the oatmeal bars I made this week. Let me know, dear Mariette! I thought of you as I made them. The blog s the one right before the Kentucky Derby post -- both published last week.

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    1. Dearest Debra,
      Loved reading that post and those oatmeal bars look very yummy and healthy. As for me I would substitute the low glycemic index coconut palm sugar.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Deaerst Mariette,
    wodnerful memories! Thank you for sharing, it always is so interesting to see, what happend in your live!
    Wishing you a wonderful week,
    sending much Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Yes, very rare and wonderful memories for both of us.
      Our working years sure have been the most exciting ones and we loved it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Would love to go back to Australia! I went 28 years ago! Now I feel so old saying that It seems like yesterday.
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.de/

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    1. Dearest Kelleyn,
      Well, you always can go back as it is a remarkable country!
      The years do pass us by fast; that is a fact...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Santuários são locais sagrados, sinto ser um privilégio poder visitar. O contato com os animais é de grande valor.

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    1. Dearest Maria Glória,
      Indeed, it was a privilege for being able to visit there and to interact with the animals!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. A quick Hello dear Mariette, I don't touch ground these days!!!
    I see you are enjoying Oz!!
    A wonderful country I dearly love!
    Have a great time and come back with lots of pictures!
    Warm hugs :)

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      Thanks for stopping by but no, I'm not in Oz... just chronicling the times that I was there!
      Warm hugs for you and stay safe.
      Mariette

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Thanks for your visit and comment.

Mariette...

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