We then chatted on the phone to family over the other side of Australia then packed some drinks and snacks and headed out in the boat. We went to our favourite destination, Sandy Beach, a 30 minute boat ride up the river. Its a popular spot but for the whole three hours nobody was there which was fantastic! We put the gazebo up, had a coffee, had some gingerbread and fruit mince pies, went for a swim, watched the grey clouds roll over the range in front of us. It was beautiful, very lucky and thankful to be here for Christmas Day.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
And its endless perfect beaches on the other side of the Peninsula.
I got to try out the underwater feature of my new camera.
Daz got to practise putting the boat in the water....
And then bringing it back in 5 hours later when the tide had gone out. Massive 12 metre tides in this part of the world, these two photos were taken from the same spot.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
mathematicians! Every week there is a magic number and the students have to do on an A3 sheet of paper all the ways they can come up with that number. And then the best are awarded a certificate and get to have the Mrs Marshall Maths Trophy on their desk for the week!! Guess who won this week? Miss Milly! Go Milly!!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Look who we rubbed shoulders with this morning! Australia's Prime Minister, Ms Julia Gillard.
She is up this way doing a two day whirlwind tour. We couldn't miss the opportunity to go down to the local park this morning, watch her plant a tree and say hello. I helped the girls make a quick sign to attract her attention and it worked! Half way through the planting, her media man came over and asked if she had seen the sign Grace was holding. I said she had made eye contact and he said he would make sure she came and said hello. She was very friendly, shook the girls hands and asked them their names. I took the first photo and then she suggested that maybe I would like to be in the next shot. All very exciting!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
School holidays here and we decided to visit Litchfield Park across the border in the Northern Territory. All our previous trips to Darwin have just been a rush to get to the shops and movies but this trip we decided to meet up with Darren's folks in the sleepy hollow that is Batchelor, make that our base and do a mix of Litchfield sights and shopping! Above is Wangi Falls. So nice we visited it twice! The water was crystal clear.
Tolmer Falls was seen from the viewing platform as see that little black hole at the bottom of the falls? Home to several colonies of rare Ghost Bats and Orange Horseshoe Bats apparantly.
And also the shot of the whole family in front of the termite mound.
Monday, May 7, 2012
here? Well this weekend we did it all again! Only one new member of the team. Here they are driving away from the boat ramp. Good luck!
And then 3 hours and 15 minutes later, here they are, not far from the finish line! They finished the 10kms in 3 hours and 30 minutes, they shaved 16 minutes off last years time.
I made Daz change out of his Dockers shirt once he had finished he could wear the "I survived the Lake Argyle Swim" tshirt with pride! The fourth swimmer, Mr D is still out on the boat.
Well done Daddy! Hope you had fun Daz because next year you are driving the boat while I do the swim! Two years of standing on the land watching is enough, my turn now!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
El Questro. Its a thermal springs, the water is like a bath. Camera perched on a rock, auto timer on, quick!!It was great too as when we pulled in the carpark there was only 3 other cars and as we walked up the trail two groups were walking down. So we had the place practiacally to ourselves, another few weeks and it will be full of tourists!