|The old workshop in Wynnum. The office is under the sign at the far left, and workshop area extends to beyond the far right of the photo - it was a paradise!|
|Looking through the building from just outside the office. Notice the wooden floor and low ceiling - perfect for boatbuilding.|
|Inside one of the workshops|
|Possum in a model aircraft|
|My wife with a totally wild Rainbow Lorikeet|
|Same fellow up close after eating apple|
|A King Parrot - once again, totally wild|
|A Koala ten paces from the workshop door|
|A buck Wallaby making friends with our cat through the front door glass!|
For those of you who may be interested in Australian wildlife, here is a youtube video which I shot over the last couple of days. The quality is not high, as I didn't have a tripod, and there was too much backlight in some frames - but if you have never seen a Wallaby Joey in its mother's pouch, or seen a Koala climb a tree, take a look. All shots were taken within five yards of our door!
These photos may not show you how to build a boat, but I can assure you that the presence of these animals helps me to retain some perspective on what is important in life, and I'm sure that my building and designing benefits as a result.....