n had been to a dentist, the first time any of them had been so close to the North Shore mountains which on that particular February day were suitably impressive under a high overcast sky and a new cloak of powdery snow, and the first time the children had ever seen the ocean up close, or dipped their fingers in to taste the salty water. For children who are normally very quiet and well mannered, Shar Yu's young ones found the beach at Dundarave a liberating experience. Patric Cho, 7, and Ma Sher Paw, 8, were leaping from log to log, flinging pebbles at the water, while Shar Yu marvelled at the western horizon. And Puma Creepers Velvet Burgundy
country has an Antarctic Division and carries out scientific research at the icy continent not so far away from Tasmania. But I think that a comparison of Australia and the Arctic, particularly the Northern Territory (NT) and the Canadian Arctic, is a fruitful one. When I came across an Economist article on the NT from last September entitled "Northern lights," I began thinking about the lands under the aurora borealis and australis. Both Australia and the Arctic seen as exotic and remote, albeit at opposite ends of the earth. The NT constitutes Australia's landmass but contains only one percent of the population.
which make up 39. 5 percent of the country's land, are similarly sparsely populated, with only 100,000 people (0. 3 percent of the population). Both the NT and Canada's territories are resource rich frontiers with large indigenous populations. The Puma Fenty Trainer Pink indigenous populations in the NT and in northern Canada, particularly Nunavut, are a higher percentage of the overall population than in the rest of Australia and Canada, respectively.
everyone, even Shar Yu, wanted to taste the seawater. An impromptu language class on the sand, with new words such as "ocean," "beach" and "seagull," had the whole family doubled over with laughter. Australia and the Arctic aren't often mentioned in the same sentence.