Rescuing a Cute Koala Occurred on August 27, 2017 / Ulupna Island Murray River, Victoria, Australia "A group of students with a sessional lecturer from Latrobe University Bendigo Outdoor and Environmental Education degree were canoeing on the Murray River at Ulupna Island. We had been on the river since Thursday and there was minor flood levels at the time which is quite normal for the area. Sunday morning we stopped on the banks to check a fast flowing section when we saw this koala sitting in the branch of a tree that was surrounded by water. Matt, one of the students paddled closer to get a photo and noticed the koala was eyeing off his canoe and looked to be trying to get closer and maybe jump on board, so he pushed the boat over closer to the tree and the koala jumped on board straight away to be ferried back to shore. Once he was back on dry land you could see his back legs were wet so we guessed that he has maybe tried to swim back to shore but decided the current was maybe too strong. Once back on shore the koala didn't seem worried about us being there at all and stuck around for a while taking a drink from the river."
Eagle Gone Fishin’ We watched as this eagle flew from a nearby tree to catch a fish swimming near the top of the water. We could see that it was a large fish (Northern Pike). When the eagle hit the pike, it took him right under the water and we thought he would drown. See what happens!
Primitive Technology: Water powered hammer (Monjolo) I built a water powered hammer called a “Monjolo” (see also karausu (からうす) on google images). I started by making a water spout from half a hollow log to direct water from the creek. This was set up in the creek and water flowed through it. The hammer was made from a fallen tree. I cut it to size by burning it at the points I wanted it cut (to save effort chopping). Next I carved a trough in one end to catch falling water. This was done first with a stone chisel that was then hafted to an L–shaped handle and used as an adze. This adze only took about an hour to make as I already had the chisel head and cordage made of bark fibre to bind it with.
Come on an awesome tour thru a Pygmy village! DEEP in the Congo Rainforest Traditional music - hunter gatherer culture - humanitarian aid - and amazingly sweet people, my family, the Mbuti Pygmies! To get here we have to drive about 5 hours through Eastern Congo, the forest, and on awful dirt "roads" the entire time. Then we have to hike for over 1 hour with over 1 ton of tools, pipes, equipment, and bags of cement, gravel pack, and construction gravel/rocks! That was through the mud and around, under, and over trees in the second largest rainforest in the world. So thankful for the help of the Water4 team supporting our Fight For The Forgotten and Shalom University drilling team! We are currently working on our 15th water well for my Congo family :-)