784 – Australia Sleepy Slang Tour
Tonight I have something very special to help you drift off. We're going to visit some of Australia’s landmarks, talk to them, hear their stories about sleep. Maybe I’ll learn some Australian slang.
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and friends beyond the binary, and my patrons, it's time for the podcast who's bringing the dolls down under, virtually to your ears, as we travel across some Australian landmarks. It's time for Sleep With Me, patrons of the podcast, you help … who keep going, so we can put you to sleep.
Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble with getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. All's you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights and press play. I'm going to do the rest.
What I'm going to attempt to do is to create a safe place where you could set aside whatever's keeping you awake. Whether it's thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, those things you're thinking about. Things you're feeling physically or emotions you're experiencing. It could be travel, it could be weather. Whatever is keeping you awake, I'd like to take your mind off of that.
What I'm going to do is I got this nice safe place set up, with plenty of room. I'm going to send my voice across the deep, dark night. I'm going to use a lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones. I don't know how to spell it actually. C-R-E-K-Y. Dulcet, D-U-L-C-E-T. So kind of like, rusted, sweet sounds. You say, “How's that? Oh, that's what you sound like, actually.” I don't know. I think it would make a little less sense if I said, “Dulcet, froggy tones.” I'm trying to think of a ‘F' word that has nice alliteration with frog. Like florid, is florid a good thing? I think it is. Florid, frogs, phonetics.
Anyway, what I'm going to do is send my voice across the deep, dark. Glowing, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones. Pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. All that stuff to keep you company and to take your mind off of stuff, just like I said. And while you fall asleep, I'm really here to keep you company as you drift off. I think that's the short version of it. Now, I'll give you the long version.
Now, if you're new, I'm glad you're here, and I really hope that I can help you fall asleep. I've been doing this show for a little while. But when new people check out the show, just like you, I want you to feel welcome. But I want you to understand, if you're skeptical or you're doubtful, totally, I totally get that and let me explain a couple of things. Because one, if you're skeptical or doubtful, you might even become more, because this podcast is a little bit different.
If you're looking for something straightforward or that makes a lot of sense, this one is more of like you look at it like a cloud in the sky, or a wave on the water. You say, “Okay, well that's wave's not breaking, but it's undulating.” And then you might watch the next wave and at some point you say, “Okay. It's not super wavy, it's just the water's undulating. So can't really talk.”
That's kind of the podcast. You see, he's talking but it's not dramatic with big curves and whooshes and breakwater, whatever that stuff is. The Hollywood-style waves, you've seen all those movies. And there's not surfers, or what are those things called where you go … that thing where you go? Gleaming the cube, that's a skateboarding reference.
Tubing. I think going through the tube or something. I don't know, I'm not very good with my vocabulary. It's more geared towards putting people to sleep than making a deep … My wave vocabulary, we've reached … we're past the end of it. I think as soon as I said “undulate,” it's been … So try to pay loose attention, I guess, that was my main thing.
And a couple other things, you don't really need to listen to me, so you can kind of barely pay attention. I guess that goes along with it. But here's a paradoxical thing, also no pressure to fall asleep. The episode's going to be about an hour. The episode's going to be about an hour. I'm here to keep you company as you drift off. And then if you can't sleep I'm here to the very end. It's like, you fall asleep at your leisure.
Now, the structure of the show, here's what to expect. Show starts off with business, that's how we keep it free for everybody. Then there's an intro. The intro's about 12 to 15 minutes. And the purpose of the intro is it's kind of a varied … I guess it doesn't have a purpose, which people have pointed out before. What's the difference between having a purpose, and having something, you kind of say, “Well, it does some stuff.”
So, it really is part of a lot of people's bedtime routine. Their formula for sleep, as we're talking about tonight. Where you say, “Okay, I'm going to wind down. I'm going to start the Sleep With Me podcast as I get ready for bed and I have my tea. And I brush my teeth.” Or other people will get in bed and then they'll start the show and they'll pet their pets. Or other people will just start sinking in and getting comfortable and drifting off.
Some listeners just skip ahead to the story and some listeners fall asleep within the first few minutes. Then other people listen as part of a longer wind down routine. Like, people listening in the tub, or people trying to unwind during the day.
So initially, what works, as you test out the podcast, if you'll have me, is … And most people do say it takes two or three tries to get used to the show. But let's just say, use it as part of your wind down. Give yourself time to ease into sleep. I guess that's just part of my feelings around sleep. It's like, “Okay, I'd like to try this, this and this together as part of my routine to get a good night's sleep.” So kind of find out what works for you.
Oh, structure of the show. So, that's what the intro is. Then there's going to be little business. Then there's the story and tonight, we'll be cruising around Australia, I think, in a magical comforter or quilt. If I could find a way to personify it later. And visiting some nice locations in Australia and talking to them, and finding out … Just a sleepy journey, I guess. It'll be fun. Hopefully, I'll learn some new words, some new slang. And that's kind of the structure of the show.
And then, when you think about the podcast, I make it for you if it can help you. It doesn't help everybody. But I do believe you do deserve a good night's sleep and I'd like to be a part of helping you with that, if I can.
A lot of the times, people say, “Well Scoots, what goes into the show, right? What makes for a good Sleep With Me podcast episode?” Or, “How did you work it tonight, to make it sleepy?” And I guess I'd like to think there's a lot of fancy stuff that goes in there. Like pointless meanders, oh boy, are they fancy. Superfluous tangents, whatever those phonetically frog-like phonemes. Is that even a word? Creaky, dulcet tones.
But really, I think in the end, it's about me being present here with you, at a distance you're comfortable with, like that you know I'm here. Eventually if you become a regular listener, or for the regular listeners, you can feel my presence, or sense it, in that there's some trust, or some security or relief there. It's almost like, regardless of whether you're listening or not, I think that's kind of what helps fall asleep is I'm here whether you need me or not.
And I said, “What's a good analogy for that?” And I said, “Well, what about like a bedside glass of water?” Right? Because you got it there, and it slakes your thirst, even if you don't need it. At least for me. I usually have a can of sparkling water, that's lost its sparkles over a few days. The sparkling water that forgot to sparkle. But having it there, and I mean, this depends on your water to air tolerance. But you say, “Okay, it's there if I need it.” Where for me, if it's not there, or I reach for the can and it's empty, I say, “Oh boy.” It becomes a whole rigamarole. Right?
Analogy was like, how does that help the show or describe what it is? In some sense, the intention, or on your end, the trust, or whatever, that's like, “Hey, I'm here to help.” Is kind of the foundation of the podcast, or the soil. So, I don't know. That's what the intention of the show is, I think. But then it's like okay, is that the, here's something deep, it's like, is that the water or the glass? Which part's the bedtime story? I made myself even more mixed up.
I would say the intention, it is not the glass in this analogy, but if you were to stretch it a little bit, or the cup, yeah, we'll say, “Cups, Scoots. No glasses at bedtime.” I'd say, “Okay, got you.” I guess I'm kind of both. I'm delivering, because you say, “What is a good word for that?” It's the vessel, or I guess a cup. Am I the water or the vessel? I guess I'm the ship at sea. I don't know, but it is something. Like, if I come up with a softer one.
This is like an analogy, like running to a pointless meander. But for the sake of efficiency, let's say I'm both. And I guess the glass, maybe you say, the cup is the structure of the show and the meander … Part of the podcast, I guess, is knowing I'm there, if you need me, to take your mind off stuff or keep you company. That's why it's optional to listen, but you can listen. You can take a sip whenever you need it.
And the cool thing about the podcast, it's like you'd create a playlist, or keep it running all night so you say, “Okay, it's there. I just have to press play again, or I use the sleep timer.” Also, I don't know if water has an intention, because it's like I'm saying, “Hey, I'm here to help. I'm here to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff.” So, I don't know. I mean, because I've been there, I guess water can't … I mean, yeah, I guess water, says, “Hey, what are you, 88% water? I'm 100% water except for the cup, which is probably some percentage of water.” I don't know. Maybe there's something with the flowing, the water …
I mean, I guess the cool thing is, if water does become sentient, wouldn't water pretty have a pretty big ego then? Or some waters? Because they say, “Holy cow, I'm everywhere, man. You know who Brad Pitt is, right? You know who Brad Pitt is like 80, or whatever the actual factual percentages. So I'm kind of Brad Pitt, and people love me. Have you heard about it? But people love to, well, I slake thirst and people frolic in me sometimes. People look forward to seeing me. A lot of percentage of the time they say, “Oof, you just got to cool you down a little bit. They like altering my temperature.” I don't know.
Once you said you're, 88% of Brad Pitt is you, I'm like, “No wonder you ego's huge.” The Hemsworths are probably, oh, wow, every Hemsworth. Is it Hemsworth or Helmsworth? Because I always get that mixed up. “Oh, you make up all of the Hemsworths and the Helmsworths. Okay. Well, that's good to know.” That was water, everybody. Recently sentient water.
So, I guess that's it. I'm here to help, I'm here to keep you company. I'm glad you're here. Like I said, a lot of reviewers like, 99% say, “Hey, give it a few tries, see how it goes.”
The reason I make the show is because, I know how it feels. I said that already but … And I want to be there when you reach out or if you just have that idea, in my sense, “Hey, that water's there when I need it. Scoots is here talking. If I need to listen to him, I can. He'll keep me company. If I don't, I could either put a sleep timer on or just kind of tune out. And he's just kind of rambling, keeping me company. He's my borefriend. My borebae, my borebud, my boresib, my borebestie.”
I'm glad you came by. I'd like to help you fall asleep at work, very hard, I yearn and I strive to do so. And here's how we've been able to bring you tonight's show, okay, everybody. It says, “Scoots here, dear scooter. And I'm here, we're floating. I'm here on a puffy, puffy cloud and maybe floating around Australia. Here, we're taking a dreamy journey. And of course to all … we're going to be seeing some landmarks. We're going to be stopping at some iconic places and I'm going on this journey to talk to these beautiful, beautiful, beautiful places. These lovely landmarks in Australia. I could learn some slang, first off. Of course, that's going to be handy.”
To mispronounce words. Oh boy, will I mispronounce things. But I'll also see, here's some sleep stories. Here are what these icons have to say about their formulas for sleep. I guess I would ask, what is it like being an icon? But I don't want to put them on the spot. So we'll see how this goes. I'm floating into Sydney Harbour now. And we have two things. Beautiful, beautiful stops here.
And one, you could say it's a span. You could say it's a bridge between two points, because it is. I'm almost close enough to ask some questions. Sorry about that. It's the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Good to meet you. I'm Scoots, and I heard, what's that? Ripper. Ripper, which one? Kelly. Oh boy, is she great. Ooh, I'm making bridge giggle.
Oh, that means great. That's my first slang word. Ripper, like ripper. Like, “Ripper, man”. Yeah, thanks. You look like you're smiling anyway. Now, you're arguably one of the big international symbols of Australia, Sydney Harbour. You have a great view. Holy Cow. It's good looking at you. And I'm sure it's good looking from you.
You're 58,000, you've got 58,000 tons of steel, I believe, though my facts … And six million rivets, is that correct? Because they say, my voice sounds like six million ribbits. So, what else do I have to say? Guess you have a ripper of a view. I heard there's quite a story about your opening, that there was a literal ribbon off, if they say. But really, I've been traveling across Australia, getting to know things.
Also, do you know who David Harbour is? You're not related to David Harbour, are you? Oh, it's spelled different? You are fan though. So am I. I just wanted to check, just because … I don't know. I mean, you're cooler than him. You're more of a ripper. Okay. Well, thanks for trying to keep me on point. You're actually the first landmark I've ever interviewed. And I know you have handled a lot of traffic on you.
So when I say, when you think of night, when you think of sleep, when you think of comforting things, what could you tell me that I could then relay to the audience? Because I know the audience doesn't speak landmark, or icon, like I do. Okay. Well, you think about traffic, you think about the people looking at you? Oh, wow. I wonder what John Berger would say about this. You have people looking at you and looking from you, so that's an experience that not many … I mean, a lot of people …
Was there a Beatles song? Oh, no, that was Through You. You also probably have people looking through you, like they say, “Well, there's that bridge. Oh, there's a bird behind it.” You know? Or, “There's a beautiful dusk or dawn sky.”
Yeah. Oh, yeah. Sorry. I didn't mean to take the attention off of you. Do you mind if I call you my dearest … my ripper of an icon? Okay. So at night, I guess, I did take it off topic. That's kind of my job. So, what would be part of a sleep routine, if this is for humans? Which you have a lot of experience with. Do you ever get called ancient even though you aren't? I'll save that for other icons.
Okay. So you think about the fact that people are looking through you, from you, and upon you at the same time. That's very nice. How you enable journeys, you empower photos, I'd say, too. Oh, you're a symbol of all Australians everywhere. I like that. You're a bridge or a gateway, I think that's how I introduced you. Did you like that? Okay. So, yeah, you think about the stories of the people passing over you. And you, oh, you really do try to send them some positive rest, “You stay alert while you're driving. But later, I hope you reach your journey and relax.” That's a very nice thing. And I'm sure it gets, you know evenings, it gets more relaxed and more chill, huh? Well, thank you so much for your time. I learned the word ripper, and I met the Sydney Harbour Bridge and not that far away is the Sydney Opera House, and we're headed there next, floating around it.
Inside is probably some performing arts or more than one event, as we float around it. I realize that Avery Trufelman brought this to my attention, that you're covered in tiles, which is something we don't always know. Every year, more than 1.2 million people attend performances where you are, hundreds of thousands of people go on tours there. And you know you kind of look a bit like, to me, you look a bit like cool modern shells. A shell within a shell, within a shell and then some shells on the side.
Oh, hi. Okay, yeah, just got here. Good to meet you. I'm Scoots. And do you have a word for me to learn, other than … Did I bring you any Macca's? What's a Macca? Oh, like a McDonald's. I didn't know. That's the last thing. I thought I'd be talking to you about Mickey D's, Macca's. I think it's Macca's, huh? You also have a very joyful look, if I'm personifying you.
Now, you particularly, you and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you do get a lot of photos. You have people inside you enjoying performances. You've been around since when the '50s became the '60s. People used to say in America, “These days are yours and mine, happy days.” I think they were talking about the '50s.
I'm not the only one that refers to you as a shell. Oh, here's the thing, I may be wrong, are you also have like … You're precast concrete, right? I love that. I live by a concrete or cement plant. And my favorite cousin, Kevin, he's in the … either the cement or the concrete business. I know those are two different things that I get mixed up. And you have a theater or you have a concert hall, you have other performance … like places to perform, correct? You've hosted a podcast there before, like Welcome to Night Vale. Yeah, so it's good to meet you. Macca's, Macca's, you could really rhyme with that.
So I'm also here. I'm curious, what sort of … Oh, I'm a sleep podcaster. Yeah. I mean, one day, I'd like to perform within you, if that's … That kind of does sound like strange to say, but you are an icon. So, we'll just move on, because … Yeah.
So what kind of advice, what kind of ideas, when I say, what's your sleep story? What's your formula for sleep? Beautiful view of the harbor? That must be relaxing. Wow. Okay. So, that the water is constantly changing. It's constantly moving. It's reflecting, it's absorbing. Are you an Aquarius? I think you … no, you're not? I'm pretty sure you are opened, but when you were … Yeah, I guess that's different. You're right. Because your groundbreaking was in March, but you were open in October. I think that makes you an Aquarius, between you and me. Or does Aquarius end in February? Because I'm right on the cusp, but I'd get all those things mixed up. I mean, the only reason we ask is, I find water very soothing too.
Also, all of the performances in you. You think of the hum. And you're talking about more than just a physical hum in an … So there's a physical hum of the audience. There's an audible hum and then there's something deeper and more palpable, yeah. And that can be soothing, I can see how that would be part of a bedtime routine, is, yeah, thinking about that. That actually is a restful … You're right, between you and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, thinking about having some distance, but also knowing something's happening there. That is very powerful. That is very powerful stuff.
It's very relaxing too to say, “Okay, yeah. There's within that thing is just some … oh, there could be dancing. There could be singing, comedy.” Maybe a sleep podcast. Maybe one day, it was a pleasure to meet you. I think I was looking at you on Y2K, you had some great … oh, you remember that? You said, “Silly humans, just look at the harbor.” Well, that's very comforting, to think that you're there. You really are embracing art in a way that few people do. Well, thank you for your time. It was a pleasure. That's the Sydney Opera House.
And for my next spot, we're floating in a place I would've pronounced incorrectly. I would've called you Bondi, but you're Bondi, right? I say Bondi then you correct me. Yeah. Bondi Beach is here, just outside of Sydney. I guess I approach I'd say, that your curvature in your sand are two of the things that strike me. I also see these are the pools alongside that people are swimming in, with the ocean in the background. I hear about your festivals and your parks, your farmers markets, which what we would call, with the selections of food. And the pro tips of, “Hey, come in the morning before the wind picks up.” Is the one I picked up when I was researching you.
Oh, Bondi Beach. Hello. Yeah, I'm Scoots. Nice to meet you. Oh, would I like a sanger? I'm not sure, because I know you're so … Oh, so you're being friendly. So I would say, I would love a sanger. How about a sanger? How did you say it, because we communicate by … Unfortunately, communicating with icons doesn't help me understand what you're saying. Sanger, sandwich. Oh boy, is this good is this from … Oh, it's from one of the food purveyors. Really a pleasure. And we were talking about how much we love the water and how much we love how soothing it is in the harbor. But you have access to the ocean, people come. You're very popular for people to come out there, and for amusement, or for relaxation and for a very long time. historically, people have been coming and visiting you.
And I know it's funny to a lot of Americans, and I know you even have famous TV shows named after you. Do a lot of Americans call you Bondi Bay, or is that just me? I'm Scoots, I'm a sleep podcaster and this is one of the best sangers I've had in my life. So far, I'm three for three on making Australian icons giggle.
Now, I'm also trying to find out to talk to … There's a large number of Australians and if people worldwide, they just don't get enough sleep. It's not easy to sleep. And I make a podcast. And believe it or not, you're a part of it. Congratulations. In all of your accomplishments, I'm sure this is right in the lower third area but it's pretty … maybe the higher end of the lower third, because I did make you giggle. But I try to take people's mind off stuff, help them fall asleep.
But when you think about formulas for sleep, as people who wind down. Oh, the motion of the waves? Oh, yeah, sometimes, when I'm in the water, I do feel that. After I've been in the water for a while, I can feel the motion of the water, you must … Oh, that's what's like all the time for you. But you've leaned in and embraced it. Oh, you also think about the motion of the people in the water, and the emotion? Okay, yeah. I can see how that … all that comes together.
So you're saying at bedtime, something nice for you that you enjoy is a calm, soothing motion or the idea that you've been in a comforting motion. I think that's probably what babies maybe experience, is that calm, steady motion. Yeah, I can feel it. I can really feel it. It's like your memory, your muscle memory. Your sense memory.
Oh, and you're quoting Warren Zevon, holy cow. Warren Zevon is one of the people that's been quoted on the podcast before. Enjoy every sanger, holy cow. Wow. So, think about emotion and think about enjoying every sandwich, or every sanger, in this case. Sanger, how about that? Does that sound more like … Oh, that makes you laugh even harder? Enjoy every sanger. I think maybe he said, this is a pretty good sandwich. This is a pretty good sanger and maybe I said that and I didn't even realize. I didn't even slow down enough to say, “I mean it.” And my time with you, Bondi Beach, Bondi Beach, if I'm calling you by our pet name. Oh, no, you prefer. Okay, that's fine. It's been a moment. It's been a lovely moment in time, I'll see you later.
And now we're floating off into the Blue Mountains and faster than you could say, “Land erosion and beautiful sandstone mountains.” Because just like a sleep podcast, there's really nothing like … this is the sands, the sandstones of time, we would say. We go up from Echo Point to … Or you could take the scenic railway, funicular. One of the funnest words other than fun, that starts with fun. Oh no, it doesn't. It starts with F-U. Oh, pleased to meet you? I'm here with the Three Sisters. Now, we're close to Katoomba, is that correct? Looking down at the Jameson Valley beyond. Sometimes there's some mist, sometimes there isn't.
Oh, three beautiful rock formations. Like pillars, pinnacles and … Hello. Yes, I did want to learn a word from all of you. Oh, you're in the Blue Mountains. True Blue, ooh, that means Australian? Oh, in the greatest sense of the word. Well, you have true blue view and a view of the Blue Mountains. It's good to meet all of you.
Now, you live up here on an escarpment and I want to make sure I can try to at least get your names close. And you're part of a famous aboriginal legend, Wimlah? Okay. Hello. Nice to meet you. Going to do? Going to do? Going to do? Okay, well I mean I'm only here … I'm here to make icons giggles, so thank you. I'm trying to really capture the essence of what is true blue though. And Meehna, Meehna. Okay. Well, it's Scoots, thanks for introducing me to the term “true blue.”
Now, like a lot of the icons I've already met this evening, I'm having … getting to travel on this wonderful journey I can see you have … Here's another question, could I blow kisses to all of you without kind of messing things up? Okay. One kiss. Two kisses. And three kisses, blowing across, oh, the warm evening sky. So, when I think about formulas for sleep, a nice warm or cool breeze and mist.
Okay, and when you think about that, when you think about unwinding, okay, because you're made from stone. But you still have things growing on you and within you. Wow, that's powerful, like all sorts of … Yeah, wow. You put the org in organic kind of. Oh, so you think about the warmth of the sun, but not the actual temperature. But the feeling, oh yes, the sun. Okay. So that sense of not only does the sun trigger growth in it. Okay, yeah, yeah, I know what you mean. Especially for all of you, or you as a collective part of the Blue Mountains, and as a part of the northern escarpment. I just like saying escarpment.
Would you want to watch me write a funicular later? Oh, you just want to hear me say funicular. I've never met Three Sisters quite like the three of you before. I don't think I've blown any kisses, honestly, to Three Sisters either.
Okay. So it's part of the nighttime formula, it's part of a bedtime routine. Think about something like the radiating energy of the sun. Of course, with plenty of screen on, of course. But how it warms rock and stays within the rock. I love it.
Well, thank you all for your time, I'm headed … Oh, where am I headed next? You want to talk about giggling, my next step as a fly off and I blow three more kisses away. I'm headed to the Big Banana. Oh boy, do I love saying the Big Banana. Another true blue icon that you could enjoy on a sanger, there's peanut butter and banana sangers I've had. I think Elvis had something else on there, maybe. I don't know if you could buy that at a Big Mac, like Mackie's or Macca's, whatever. Oh, you're laughing. You already look like a smiley face.
Now, for people that don't know you, you actually are a big banana. But you're known for being a whole bunch of fun, which we love puns here at Sleep With Me podcast. You really are a giant banana. And you're also an attraction behind … I don't have to state the obvious, do I? Well, it is true blue. But, what? Oh, fair dinkum. I think I've been called Mayor Dinkum before. Maybe it was mayor McCheese, I worked at Mackie's for a while.
There's other big bananas, that kind of try to replicate you, which you're part of an amusement area, an amusement park, right? And once upon a time, bananas were grown here. We could walk through a banana … And you're one of Australia's … True Blue big things. Oh, no one says that? Well, I do. And a lot of people who come here, to families, people looking to have fun. Fans of bananas and banana products. Oh, what's fair dinkum? Fair dinkum, I'm not sure, but I can say that really I love … you really put me in a good mood. Oh, and that's the fair dinkum. That's the truth, I swear. I soundly give a fair dinkum that I'm a big fan of the big banana. And it makes me almost giggle when I say it.
You already knew I was here. So that would be one thing you would think is a formula for sleep, is smiling. Just remembering times you were laughing, whether it was when you were a kid. Ooh, so however you're feeling right now. If I was thinking about high school in a non-sleepy way, I could think of a time I was laughing with like a big banana smile on my face. That is a nice formula for sleep, thank you.
And I'll tell you what, between you and me, this is a fair dinkum. There's a lot of things in Australia I want to visit, but I am a big fan of theme parks and amusement areas with a lot of history like you. So I'm excited to meet you one day. No, no, like in a non-worker basis. That's the fair dinkum. Well, thanks. Thanks, thanks, thanks. Yeah, it was a pleasure. It was a pleasure seeing you as well.
And now we'll head on a little bit of a journey, the kind of journey you could sleep through. Into Victoria and a long and winding, like my meanders, but great as the Great Ocean Road. Oh, you're also known, simply but efficiently, as B100? And you have a view of the sea, you hug the surf coast, and you had 244 kilometers, which did you know I'm jealous that you get to use the metric system and that I don't? Yeah, just something that's not …
Okay, thanks. Good to meet you, Servo. Thank you. I'm here with the Great Ocean Road, and I'm learning some Aussie slang in Servo. Well, I think Servo was in a movie, what was it called? Number five is … Was that the name, number five, in that movie? You don't know what I'm talking about? Short Circuit. It was a movie that came out a long time ago. You probably didn't see it.
So there wasn't a Servo in that movie. What about in another movie? Oh no, am I thinking of Mystery Science Theater? Oh, yeah, you're right. I'm here to talk to you. I'm so silly. I was trying to buy time while I figured out what Servo stands for. Oh, before I go on a road journey, I need to stop at the Servo. Oh, a gas station, could I pick up some snacks at a Servo? Yeah, I would like to pick up a little bit of some soda, some chips, yeah, some water of course and gas, yes.
Now, you're known for being beautiful and useful. People will cycle on you, they'll run marathons on you and they'll go for historical views, the Island Archway I think of. Oh, don't forget the London Arch. You're right. You are so right. And I think about the podcast because, if someone else was driving and I could be on, riding on your lane ways, I don't know … all Servo'd up. Yeah, oh boy, would I love to visit the Grotto.
And yeah, don't worry, one more step where I'm going to make on you, we're going to visit an icon on an icon next. But before I do, what do you think about bedtime and sleep? People are coming up with their own formula for sleep, their own sleep story. What would you say? Oh, go on a meandering calming, beautiful journey? Oh, for example, an Australian might recall some stops on the Great Ocean Road, or just by pictures, or some other journey. Oh, and then, depending on how, you could recall it inch by inch or landmark by landmark, or just what you remember. Wow, that is beautiful. That is pretty much how I make my podcast.
Well again, thank you so much for your time. It really is a pleasure. And our next stop is … Good thing we stopped at the Servo, because out here on the Great Ocean Road, our next step is the Twelve Apostles. Yet another beautiful formation of limestone in this case, so not another, not just another … I'm sorry. Of all the rock formations, it would be hard for me to determine like, which rock formation would you rather have irritated with you, the Three Sisters or the Twelve Apostles? It's really a tough choice.
Well of course, on the surface it would seem easy, because Twelve have a pretty good connection. But then I say, “Well, this is the Three Sisters, you know what I mean?” I did blow them kisses, wave a peaceful wave to all 12 of you. Yeah, here on the Great Ocean Road there's another … Oh, wow. I'm sorry. I guess where there once was 12 and now there's 8 standing. 12 stacks to 8. Oh no, this is very American of me, you're right. So there never was 12 stacks to make up the Twelve Apostles. Okay. There was eight of you and now there's one. Okay, just repurposed itself by nature, okay.
So now, there's seven standing. Because there's a promontory, can I say that word? I don't know if I can. A good view of you. Oh, there's more stacks to the west of you, formed by erosion of course. Out there in the Southern Ocean, a beautiful soft … Have you ever seen the movie Goonies? Because there's … Oh, okay focus on all of you, I was just thinking, when I think of ocean stacks … Yeah, I guess those aren't limestone. You're correct about that.
I'll tell you what, I think I'll stick with the Three Sisters as far as staying on people's good graces. No, no, I'm just joking, of course I am. Oh yeah, I'm here to learn, you're right. I'm here to learn from all of you. Defo. Oh, definitely, I should learn from you that one because I definitely, defo, defo. That reminds me of Willem Defoe. I almost called him William. That made all of you laugh. Yeah, see? I'm just trying to find what's going to make you laugh. How can I make the iconic places of Australia laugh and to giggle at me, and to stay in their good graces? But first in the Three Sisters' good graces. Just because, I really want to go on the funicular there.
There's not much I love more than an ocean breeze. Oh, okay, so that's where we would start with our journey to sleep with all of you. We'll just say it like that, instead of … yeah, all of you is … they had a nice ocean breeze. And, oh, thinking about the power of time in a good way and how, yeah, you're formed and reformed and you're open to change because of the slow impression of time. And sometimes things may change fast and the rest of the time, wow, you really put the E in erosion, and I mean like the exciting, the elucidation, yeah I guess that would be really … Defo. Thank you. Yeah, the passing of time, the power of erosion. It could be a calming power of erosion. What about people just lying bed and letting the day kind of erode? Yeah, they could do that to. Yeah, well, thank you. Thanks for your time. That was the Twelve Apostles we collectively to refer to them as.
And now I'm here in Melbourne, Australia. Or Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne I think is … And that's hello, I'm floating above Melbourne and I'm headed down to Federation Square. Oh, now this is a modern public space here. So I'm going to float, oh boy, because I know those gas and fuel buildings were not everyones thing, right? Am I right or am I right? And would you say that you're the … You're a jewel, okay. Yeah, I mean I love a good city square myself. Police, for public events, for gathering, for walking, for relaxing. Yeah, maybe listening to a sleep podcast, sleep podcast performance. Oh, for just, yeah, reveling in the public. We're already having a thing here, I've already got rapport. Really just like a beautiful place to gather and to spend time, to do things. Oh, to meet people, to laugh. Oh wow, now we're getting deep.
And of course to attend things, oh boy, whether it's the theater or the National Gallery. Yeah, I would love, even though I make a podcast, I love the moving image so going to the Australia Center For The Moving Image would be a dream of mine. If you want to teach me a word? Shook, chook or shook? Oh, you just wanted to hear how I would say it so you could laugh. That's cool. So shook, chook, chicken, chicken. Yeah, because you handed me a shook sandwich, or a chook sandwich. Yeah, this is delicious. Okay, this was made during one of the festivals here, really good, really I'm enjoying it. And I hear that there's even … there's like a labyrinth with a passive cooling system, that's pretty cool. Oh, maybe another icon will teach me that word.
Okay, yeah, and so I'm here traveling and visiting these beautiful landmarks like you. Could you tell me one thing that would be helpful to anyone listening about coming up with their own bedtime routine or something to keep an eye out for that you've learned? Okay, oh wow, the essence of a city square, of a public gathering place. It's a place of community and solitude or both things at the same time. Oh so like, almost like, sometimes we practice solitude, sometimes we're a member of a community and sometimes we're in one thinking of the other. Wow, holy mackerel. You know for a square you really have like both a geometric form of thinking and a circular form of thinking in the best way possible. Well, thanks for teaching me that word, it was one I didn't expect. Did you know I met the Big Banana? I thought that would make you laugh. Thank you.
It's time to depart Melbourne, it's time to depart Victoria. It's time for those places to laugh at my pronunciations as we head to the Great Barrier Reef, largest coral system in the world. 900 islands, 2,900 reefs, over 2,300 kilometers and today it's a scorcher. Thank you, thank you. That means warm, it's a warm day here at the Great Barrier Reef. Not just a symbol of Australia, not just something that draws people, but you're teeming with life I would say. I've heard there's like 30 mile regions within the reef and 70 within your area and that you are one of those true blue things that Australians are proud of and that connect to … And yeah, that are working for, right, right. Holy cow. So you've seen a lot, right? And with your biodiversity you've seen it all. Well, okay, you've not seen everything.
And yeah, of course I would like to visit you one day. And the nice thing is if it's a scorcher you could get in the water and kind of relax and unwind. Okay. You say you'd want to go … you could talk about grand stuff and history stuff, but you like to think of it as like in simpler terms for people. Okay, tell me more. Okay, so almost like observing fish, you're saying, is one way. That could be part of someone's sleep formula, is just, oh, observing their thoughts like fish. Wow. Have you ever thought about opening a practice? Oh, because you're a giant reef, you're right. Yeah, just, okay, so just observing your thoughts like they're fish and saying, “Huh, okay.” A little bit of distance and detachment. Oh, more than that? Seeing the beauty. Saying, “Okay, well first that thought looks a little spiny. Oh, but it also has that beautiful tail, I didn't notice that at first. Or the stripes.”
Wow, I don't know what else to say other than, yeah, thank you for introducing me to the term scorcher and thanks for all you do. We're really indebted to you and, yeah, one day I hope to swim in your presence and observe your fish. Biodiversity, you're right. Thank you for teaching me that term as well.
And now we're here at Fraser Island, out here in Queensland. Fraser Island, now I know you're known for having a beautiful coast and lakes within you and a lot of four wheel driving. But what people talk about most is your sand, that you are the long … largest. Oh, the Great Sandy Straight? I like that. Oh, that's your area. Oh boy. But that you're like a lot of four wheel driving, a lot of history, volcanic bedrock, even. And I know not only are you known for your beauty, but for your dingoes, right? And that's something. Oh, we could have a barbie, which is a barbecue. That is one of the words I'm familiar with. A barbie a view, oh boy, do we have a view here on Fraser Island. Yeah, mostly people having fun and, oh, some dingoes just out in their natural habitat and just wandering around, right at a distance.
Just kind of watching them, we're here quiet. Except for my talking, you're right, Fraser Island. Having a barbie, a smell free barbie of course, you're right. When you think about sleep stories, what do you think about as an island that's seen a lot? You have thousands of years of history within your volcanic bedrock. What do you think? You just take it easy, man. That's cool. You see a lot of people having barbies for having barbecues? And spending time with one another, relaxing in a respectful way. And you like that, that they could be on the beach enjoying food, family and fun. Wow. So treasure those memories, right? Because you're an island, you kind of have to appreciate it second hand. Yeah, well, thank you, thank you so much for your time.
Our next stop is, oh boy, is this beach beautiful, Hyams Beach. Oh man, on the shores of Jervis Bay, yeah. Really, really beautiful. We're here in the afternoon and, oh man, really breathtaking, the water. Oh yeah, Hyams Beach. I don't know what else to say, I mean I love sand, I can see wildlife frolicking and really what a wow, what a view. I'm even further away now and I can see cottages, oh boy, and homes, B&Bs as I get closer. How're you doing? You are one heck of a beach and a heck of a bay. Yeah, I could see why you're so … People say you have the whitest sand in the world. Oh wow. And, oh, arvo, arvo? Arvo, and it's a world I already said, huh. Well, what? Arvo. Not morning or night, evening? No. Oh, afternoon, arvo. Here in the arvo. Arvo. You're laughing at me to.
Okay, so what advice … You know why I'm here luckily, all you icons talk to one another, you all get together and hang out sometimes and talk about us humans, I'm sure you have a lot of laughs. Oh, you'll have a lot more now that you've all met me. Yeah, so what would you advice … Oh, imagine or remember when you were walking in soft, cool sand, the feeling of it on your feet, between your toes as you press down and press forward. Maybe running your feet through the sand or burrowing it down. Or just a slow, gentle walk across the soft sands of Hyams Beach. Thank you, and it was wonderful meeting you.
Now we're headed again on a bit of a journey. Not that far out of Alice Springs, in the Red Center, what we yanks might know as the Outback is, and we might call it, Ayers Rock or Uluru. There you are. Oh, the greens and the reds in you, rising up. One of the most recognizable, physical natural landmarks in the world. You're made from sandstone, but you're not just what we see. You run deep, deep underground and you also have quite a relationship with the sun and the sky. Research would say that you're kind of like an island, an island of sandstone, would that be correct? Some might call you a monolith, wow. Right, thanks for … so nice to meet you. Oh, how's my tour of Australia going? I'm having a great time. A cracker? A cracker of a good time. Is that great or good? Cracker, cracker. I'm having a cracker of a good time. Thank you, it was such nice to meet you.
Okay, so when I think about, you know I'm hear talking sleep stories, I'd love to just … I'd love to lie on you, I'd love to hold you and I'd love to just stand at a distance and soak you in. So what advice do you have? You have a deep coloration of calming colors, that's not a humblebrag, I would agree with you 100%. And so think about something, maybe somebody could get a giant painting of you, would that be … would you be comfortable with that? To look at.
Now, you're ancient and you're modern, you're historical, you're natural, you're surrounded by living things and covered in living things. You're important to many peoples. Okay, but just I guess, how come the greatest natural icons give the most basic and deep of advice? Just think of warm, calm colors as part of your bedtime. It could be part of a bedtime wind down routine. In your case it's shades of red and orange, constantly changing, and if they need to they could watch maybe a time lapse video of you or photographs of you. Wow, that is amazing. Thank you so much for your time.
And now we're headed to another, beautiful, beautiful piece of landscape. Karlu Karlu, or they-who-shall-not-be-named's marbles. Place is important culturally and spiritually. You're one of the oldest original sites, one of the oldest religious sites in the world. As well as a place with beautiful natural rock formations. So Karlu Karlu refers to the area as well as these balancing boulders and that's probably why they-shall … they-who-shall-not-be-named's marbles are also there. Yeah, a little bit. I don't always meet natural areas who's name I can't fully say, so I'm sure that's giving you a good laugh. Yeah, what would I say to a game of natural marbles? I'd say, “Cool, man.” Oh, gnarly, ooh boy. That is gnarly. I don't know the idea of supernatural beings playing marbles here would … I would hope that it wouldn't be … Who's that dude in that Marvel movie? It would be the good team and not … that would win that game of marbles.
But really, your gigantic boulders are part of a granite formation, right? Like a lot of it underneath the Earth? As well as you have a lot of spiritual significance to the Aboriginal Peoples, I've also heard you called a nubbin, or a degraded nubbin. And I don't know if the Gnarly Nubbin, that's what they should … that could be your nickname, because I can't say the other one on the … I can't say the Blankety-Blank Marbles on the sleep podcast, so it's also known as the Gnarly Nubbin, pretty cool.
Oh, what advice would you have for sleep? Millions, you've gone through millions of years, you've gone through change and you have a connectivity to the Earth, but to the spirit of the Earth. Oh yeah, you do have a great spiritual significance and while not everybody does … Oh, that's interesting to think about. If you do have a spiritual connection to the Earth, or some sort of connection greater than our understanding to the Earth, oh, I like how you're phrasing that. Yeah, because even feeling gravity's pull, right? Oh, that might be … yeah, to feel gravity's pull. And maybe expound on that if you're comfortable, but if not just say, “Wow.” Because you're feeling gravity's pull and we are at the same time, that's something we share with the Gnarly Nubbin. Okay, or Karlu Karlu. Thank you so much. Glad to make you giggle, thanks for teaching me about gnarly.
Next up is Australia's third largest island, Kangaroo Island. Holy cow. All the way in South Australia. You were separated from the mainland 10,000 years ago, so you've been on your own a while we could say, correct? Long enough to say, oh, pearler. Pearler. Pearler, would be like someone that … like a person that sells pearls would be a pearler, or a person who makes pearls, so a clam? Or oyster? But that's not what pearler means. Huh. Well, I'd say it's nice to meet … Oh, you're saying it's nice to meet you, so pearler, that's pearler, man. Learning from you is pearler.
Now a question all Americans and people across the world are going to ask is, are there kangaroos on Kangaroo Island? Not just kangaroos but beautiful people, beautiful lighthouses. Oh boy. Agriculture, oh, wine. So many things to see, even remarkable rocks. We've met some … you have trouble saying that word. Don't forget, in addition to the eucalyptus and the kangaroos, oh, the Admirals Arch. Okay. And we learned pearler from you.
Okay, so what you would say … Oh, this is similar to what the Great Ocean Road, we talked about this. So you would say, “To people think about a place you visit or you want to visit, different places.” You're saying the rocks, the lighthouses, the Admirals Arch, the eucalyptus on Cape Willoughby Road, the kangaroos bouncing along. Oh, maybe you're imagining a kangaroo, so it would be a good part of a wind down, a formula for sleep, you see a kangaroo hopping from destination to destination on vacation. Thank you so much for that. That's Kangaroo Island.
And now we're flying into a valley, not that far from Adelaide, Barossa Valley and formed by the North Para River. Now, I know you're famous for your wine producing regions and your natural beauty. But also you have great food, I hear. So if people are looking for a gourmet tour, an experience with traveling you might be the place to go, is that safe to say? It is? Oh, and one thing I could start with is brekkie. Does that have to do with like that one that's going on in England that rhymes with brekkie? Because that's not sleepy. No, brekkie, I would start the day with a brekkie. That sounds like a great sidekick, Scoots and Brekkie, touring Australia. Oh, breakfast, oh, that makes sense. I'd start the day with some good brekkie, sounds delicious. Defo I would do that. Maybe even have some shook or some chook from Maccie's. Yeah, I knew I could get you to laugh.
With you, oh, you would say it's part of a formula for sleep is remembering. Yeah, for some people F-O-O-D could wake them up, but you're saying for the people it doesn't, picture your favorite meals. Okay, I could see that. Or maybe their presentation or their ingredients. Oh, farm to table, think about that. The farm side of it, that's a good way to take it out of context in a sleepy way. You know it's a strong sign of intellectual ability is the way you just did that? Yeah, think about, say, “Okay, where …” Think about grain, think about grapes growing. Even I, yeah, I could think about that. In the sun, soaking up the suns rays, soaking up water. Okay, yeah, I like that idea. It's just, yeah, and that's a passive relaxing thing. Yeah, all the other things out there, really.
Yeah, and then maybe go to a gourmet festival of food, music, wine. That sounds wonderful. Thank you, Barossa Valley. Whenever I have brekkie, I'll think of you. Especially if I have a sidekick. Maybe I could take over for Mayor McCheese and Maccie's would hire Scoots and Brekkie. I don't know if I'd be comfortable with that, but my sidekick would be more of a farm to table breakfast sandwich. I love that. All right, it was great seeing you.
Now, if Big Banana wasn't my favorite thing to say in this journey, this next stop would be it for sure as we head into Western Australia. And we see a landform, the Bungle Bungle Range. Much like a haircut or natural things, the hives of … like those haircuts, the haircut beehive haircut. You're towers. Now, you're conglomerates of sandstone and other things, correct? And really cemented it together? Oh, the Red Basin, I like that idea too. I saw this aerial view of the range, kind of like you put the … You're the good side of badlands, you ever heard that? Yeah, that is a pearler of a comment, you're right. Oh, bucks was the term you were supposed to teach me, bucks? My brothers nickname is Bucks. But then I think of like why would you use the term bucks? Oh, you got assigned it, oh well, that's …
I see how in between you have … you really have layered in a way that is breathtaking, if you don't mind me saying and I'm trying to buy time. Could bucks be money? Well, you're worth more than money, because, I'd don't know, you're almost … Like when people make sand art they're trying to emulate you. Yeah, yeah, I believe that. Yeah, they can't quite do it justice. And what would you say? Oh, orange and gray banding, oh, because it's different layers of sandstone? Oh, depending on what … Oh, so you're different layers depend on the weather, the historic weather and what other beings are there. Yeah, just like algae. That's a word we could use on the podcast for sure. Oh, or metals like iron, manganese, okay.
Yeah, oh, we're all layers. You're right, we're layers of … But not just physical layers. Ooh, man, Australian formations really run deep. I think I could put that on a shirt and maybe sell it to myself. So, we're all made of many layers and many different things. And sometimes we got to take a little distance to see the beauty, that is part of a good … that's a good bedtime reminder. And also saying Bungle Bungle. Bungle Bungle, Big Banana, I'd like to introduce the two of you. Oh, you know each other? One another, okay, great.
Okay, now our next stop is Rottnest Island and we're here to see the quokka. Now a lot of Hollywood-ization of Australian animals has happened, so you'll excuse me for my ignorance and how … my curiosity of why we've been deprived of your cuteness? Because here on Rottnest Island, not only is the island beautiful, but you are super cute. And now I hear you may not be as popular, but people, they talk about koalas, they talk about kookaburra, they talk about kangaroos and you know they get the Hollywood movie money and quokka you really don't. Or it's just my fault for not noticing you. And you're a macropod, so you kind of just eat a lot of vegetation and stuff and visitors are not supposed to feed you, right? You're just supposed to wander round and look good, and you really do, like holy cow are you cute.
Now are you a mammal or a marsupial? You are a mammal and a marsupial, oh those the same, those are in the same. Oh, interesting. And what word you have to teach me? Because I've learned a lot of good words. What's my favorite word that I've learned? Well, you know what it's a ripper to meet you quokka is what I'd say. This is like another true blue moment, that people don't necessarily know about. I'm not kidding, that you don't get the hype you deserve.
Oh, so that would be your advice for bedtime? Would be thinking about something cute, whether it's snuggling with something cute or stuffed animal, a stuffed quokka, a stuffed … a plush version of a quokka. Or just picturing one, making that cute face you're making. I don't know how to describe you, it's almost like if you took a kangaroo and combined it with some sort of cuter animals that's smaller, so that you look more snuggable. Like not a kitty cats. Yeah, I don't know how to describe you and I'm sure people will imagine the cutest animal they've ever seen and that will help them carry them off into bedtime. Well, thank you, thank you for your time. It was a pleasure to meet you as well. It was really ripper, or a cracker and no doubt about it. And I can't get you anything from the Servo because you just have to subside on your natural diet. Thank you.
Now we're going to fly over Lake Hillier, and, oh boy, have you made the news because you can be seen from outer space. And when people say, “Scoots, what would I be seeing from outer space?” I would say a hot pink lake is like … Oh yeah, maybe I should use it's like a scorcher of a pink. Like the scorcher, it's a fair dinkum to say you're the hottest pink lake I've ever seen and that is because you're a saline lake. And really your color is permanent, right? You're permanently hot pink. Now, you are way off the coast, you're in Western Australia, off the southern coast and just off the Southern Ocean and you're beautiful. Really, you're really eye catching.
I know I'm probably not supposed to swim, but I do like saline lakes and salt water. And, oh yes, so I'm suppose … With you, it's ripper to meet you and, yeah, I guess I could say pearler. Yeah, you are a pearler of a lake, easy on the eyes or pearler on the eyes and … Okay, so what advice do you have for … Okay, so think about a bath, because you're like a salty water, and sometimes people like to put Epsom Salts in their bath, or floating, or then imagine … Okay, so lie in your bed. This is a really good part of a sleep routine or coming up with a formula for sleep is just lying there and imagining. This is a real exercise, they could imagine they're lying in Lake Hillier, the pinkest lake in … the hottest, scorcher of a pink lake. All their bed is like the lake supporting their weight, gently cradling it. And wow, that is deep.
Some would say you're bubblegum pink, even. Okay, well, I was just trying to figure out a way to make you giggle. What if I kissed my bicep in front of you, or my shoulder? Okay, well that'll make you? Consider it done, I'm kissing my bicep and my shoulder in front of this hot pink lake. I feel like a bucks, as they would say, I feel like I'm money.
And we're headed off now, we've had quite the journey as we head into Tasmania. And into Cradle Mountain and the Lake St Clair National Park, and really the perfect place to end our evening. I'm going to barbie up a sanger, with some ingredients I picked up from a Servo on the way here, and I'll tell you the fair dinkum, it does have some shook in it, I could also bring some Macca's and some Mickers. But it's been a ripper of a day, a cracker of an afternoon. It's been gnarly. At moments I've felt like it's a scorcher. Met a pearler of icons and landmarks and now I'm here with Cradle Mountain.
You know you have a ton of beautiful flora and fauna? You're also known for fungi or fungi, I know the strawberry bracket one, I know people can climb you and spend time and that you must have a great view over the area. And not only that, you have four summits, right? Cradle Mountain, oh, that's your main, that's you. Okay, sorry. Lake St Clair's your region. Yeah, that makes sense, that totally makes sense. Really I'm thinking about this true blue journey I've had across all of the icons of Australia, really learning what it means to create your own formula, your own sleep story, what's going to work for everybody.
Okay, and I'm just wondering, as we look across your lakes, your water, your sky, up here, the sixth highest mountain in Tasmania, what? Be kind, wow. That is so just be kind to yourself? That is like the foundation of a proper wind down routine. You heard it here from Cradle Mountain, be kind to yourself. Whether it's kissing your shoulder, patting yourself on your back, holding your hands or taking the time to have a nice structured bedtime routine that feels good. You deserve it, is what … and be kind to yourself and then when you're rested you can be kind to others. And yeah, thank you, and then I want to say thanks, thanks and good night.
Thanks and good night to the Sydney Harbour Bridge for teaching me ripper and what is great. To the Sydney Opera House, thanks for teaching me … I already forgot what words I learned, but I did learn the word sanger which I was glad to learn and I was glad to meet the Sydney Opera House. From the Three Sisters I think I didn't learn the word Servo, but if I could stop at the Servo and get them some flowers, I would. From Bondi Beach or Bondi Beach, as I mistakenly called it, I learned the fair dinkum. The fair dinkum is bedtime's important and having a routing is good. From Big Banana I learned that fun's important and it's important to smile and shook and chicken are the same thing. Out on the Great Ocean Road I had a ripper of a time and I want to say thanks, thanks and good night, to the Great Ocean Road.
To the Twelve, to the Seven, to the Eight, to all the Apostles I want to say things are cracker and gnarly and it's cool and great to meet all of you. Confederation Square, even when it's a scorcher, to have the passive heating and cooling, there's shade and there's things to do there. Out at the Great Barrier Reef, if you have some money, some bucks, support the Great Barrier Reef and then take a trip there, a responsible trip. Fraser Island is a pearler of a place, oh boy, is it pearler there. Hyams Beach is a great place to spend an arvo, an afternoon. Holy mackerel, is it. If you're going to have a barbie, don't have it at Ayers Rock, but the same colors you might see there you could see within the rock across the day.
When you think about the marbles of the person-who-will-not-be-named, you could think about brekkie and say, “Well, I must start this day out right with some good brekkie.” Thanks for that and good night. Oh, you're in a surprise, crikey, because I forgot to learn that word. But Kangaroo Island just sent me the message as I'm doing these thank yous. I was as crikey'd as everybody else that I missed that, and I wanted to make Kangaroo Island giggle one last time. If you're into food and wine, defo visit Barossa Valley, thank you, thanks, thanks and good night. Before you go to Bungle Bungle Range, visit your Macca's or your Macca's and have some brekkie and then you'll fly above Lake Hillier, the beautiful pink lake, and you're going to say, “That's a ripper of a good time.”
And then when you go to Rottnest Island and you meet the quokka you'll say, “Thanks, thanks and good night.” To them. But you'll also wonder how come Hollywood doesn't make more quokka based movies. And once we visit Cradle Island, we say, “Thanks, Cradle Island.” Thanks to all the true blue, the Australian, the beautiful places that we visited tonight in Australia, for all your advice and for taking us on this fun little journey. Good night.