Beware of the swoopers

There is this bird called a magpie. It is a territorial, aggressive bastard. It attacks ciclysts. I started riding my bike this year as I got a new bike as a gift from my family. On the same week I got my Australian right to vote and do jury duty, I also got introduced to a common Australian situation: being atacked by a magpie. 

These birds are protected species therefore it is a crime to kill them. All my dreams and scheming to get rid of one (which used to swoop at me around my house) were shattered when I read the penalty. Either $100,000aud or 1 year in prison for killing these feathered varmints. 

And this are the suggestions for how not to get swooped by them in the entrance of the botanical gardens of Adelaide. 

There is always time for wine

For a moment I thought we weren’t going to make it. But who can say no to wine? 

Needing to make a ferry and having a flight redirected via melbourne it looked like we would end up missing out on Mclaren vale wines. And I was really looking forward to it because nothing tastes as much as holiday as a first gulp of otherwise restricted beverage. Luckily there was a five star winery on the way and it was well worth the time. Good wine, friendly service, random stories and Norwegian cheese.