We've had some wonderfully clear skies the last few nights - and with such little ambient light, The Island is the perfect place for stargazing. If you're a novice like me, but have a gps-enabled android smartphone, you'll find the Google Sky Map incredibly handy. It is one of the most amazing free downloads I've come across. For iPhone and iPad users, the Star Walk app is similar and is available on iTunes for USD $2.99 Either way, just lay back on your blanket and point your phone skyward and voila! - the stars, planets, constellations, etc. are all be labelled for you.
Speaking of snakes...
I did see this snake, which I think is an Olive House Snake, lurking in the garage about 18 months ago...
Watch your step...
Don't recall them being a problem previously, but word has it that puff adders have recently been seen on the beach at the end of Acacia Road.
TheIsland@GreatBrak features the occasional blogpost in between braaiing and beach walks - stay tuned or drop me a line.
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