Terry Pratchett fans gonna like my holiday snaps

So, back to work this week.


No in all seriousness, it’s not so bad. Not too many emails to come back to, lots of coffee to drink, fairly good idea about what I need to be doing. Can’t complain. I finished up a bit late today, so only planned out a scene for my novel, rather than writing anything new.

On these recent holidays I got to see a Green Sea Turtle rehabilitation centre on the island, drink unpronounceable cocktails with my most excellent wife, and stock up on vitamin D (it’s winter down in Sydney), so plenty of positives.

Green Sea Turtle rehab

Green Sea Turtle rehab

So sick sea-turtles can eat lettuce. Who knew.

It really reminded me of Sir Terry, seeing these guys float around (I could just picture the four tiny elephants standing on their backs). We saw some turtles out on the reef too, but these sick ones were red-panda levels of cute and awesome, given that we got to feed them lettuce and see them almost nose to nose.

Ulysses Butterfly

Ulysses Butterfly

A blue flutter by!

Island Sunset

Island Sunset

And a view made even more beautiful (at the time) by copious cocktail consumption…

Australian Native Bee Hive

Australian Native Bee Hive

Aaand last but not least, a tree trunk hive full of tiny, dark, Australian bees. They’re so little that they can’t sting you. Probably the only thing here that can’t.

Best regards,


About D.R.Sylvester

A Clinical Research Associate by day (google it), writer by night, D.R.Sylvester lives in Sydney, Australia with his patissiere wife and Siberian Wolf. His interests include travel, music (predominantly Metal), reading, & archery.
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6 Responses to Terry Pratchett fans gonna like my holiday snaps

  1. Millie Ho says:

    Dude, the shots of the turtle and bees are awesome. Kudos to you for getting close to nature! When I travel, I’m mainly prowling the urban areas, so that will have to change. Don’t dread going back to work! Be happy you had some time off. : )

    • Thanks! I saw your pics of travels recently. How good is Prague? 🙂 You take a very nice picture. I gotta try to remember to charge my gopro next time, as I could have got some great footage on the reef. And yup, Best thing about being back? More time for writing!

      • Millie Ho says:

        Prague was amazing! Lots interesting sights just from walking around. People were long-faced and glum, but I found that was only during the morning. At night was when they showed their true colours.

        It would be great to see that footage, if only to live vicariously. And yeah, definitely agree on the writing part!

  2. MJ Belko says:

    THAT’S what winter looks like in Australia? No, no, no. Needs another name. We’ll call it “lesser summer”.

    • Hahah Sydney winter isn’t too bad, you could call it “extended autumn”, except eucalyptus leaves don’t really fall at any particular time of the year… these pictures were taken up on Fitzroy Island near Cairns though (two and a half thousand kilometres North. Australia is about the same size as the USA minus alaska) and they only have a dry season, they don’t have winter. Although some of the locals up there are weird and like to pretend they have winter, but seriously it was 25deg Celsius every day…

      • MJ Belko says:

        We set a record for snowfall this year in Michigan. Honestly, I didn’t think it would ever melt.

        Beautiful pictures! Australia is definitely on my bucket list.

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