Photoblog of our Aussie Lives so far

 

It has come to my attention that the people want more photos on my blog posts. Never one to ignore feedback, I am putting a whole bunch of our favourite photos from our life here so far below with a short caption. Please enjoy:

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My favourite photo of Dan ever.
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A local water dragon. He was totally unafraid. This was not the first we saw, just the one that let us get closest.
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My first delicious seafood pizza from Hervey Bay’s best pizza. Scallies, shrimp and tom-toms. So good!
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When we accidentally dropped a bag of chips on the beach, we had some visitors in short order.
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Dan had 53 sand flea bites at once. They’re like mosquito (mozzie) bites, except 23 times itchier and last three weeks instead of just a few days.
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Abby and Lily when we first picked them up in Sydney. They were excited about our 12 hour road trip back to Brisbane.
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The first Merino sheep (ram) we saw since arriving here. Handsome chap.
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I was impressed with the size of produce here. This celery is obviously humungous!
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Moving our earthly possessions in our tiny, tiny car was a challenge.
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When we moved, I had to have the seat all the way forward in order to fit everything in the car.
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Our first beach/sand art discovery by hippies. Or aliens.
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Our first time driving on the left side of the road.
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Our first time visiting the Sydney Opera House. We did not see a show.
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One of the best pictures of us at Bondi Beach. Heavily filtered. Obviously.
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Our first Hugh Jackman sighting.
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Dan is learning the surfer’s code.
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My most common view at the beach.
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A picture of us in Calgary at our year end Westwinds concert. I don’t know why I included this.
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Our whale watching boat. We did see a bit of the back of a humpback, but the boat ride (free falling 30 feet into a trough) was the highlight.

I’m not quite sure why the pictures get smaller after this. But, hopefully you can continue to enjoy.

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Let’s go to the beach kids! Yaaaah! (This one is for Dan).
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Our second spider visitor. We named her Charlotte.
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A 15 foot crocodile.
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A mob of kangaroos. A mob? A flock? A congress?
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A single kangaroo. Lazily waiting for me to hand him some food. Which I did with relish.
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A six foot croc.
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Dan feeding the laziest kanga.
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Me at the beach.
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Love the colours of the crashing surf. We were too scared to get close.
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Thinking thinky thoughts.
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Dan’s wingspan is like that of a swan.
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Tree kangaroos. The big one is nursing the little one.
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A joey in the pouch.
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A python in a tree.
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Our view from the window of our Christmas getaway location.
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Our first backyard reptilian visitor – a skink.
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Our first huge outdoor spidey.
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Dan at the busiest beach.
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The sacred ibis on the rooftop.
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Our stuff when it arrived from the moving company.
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This is my office in my classroom.
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I attended the climate rally ahead of the Paris Talks. What a day!
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Experimenting with a new look.
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Please give my phone back.
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Our first kookaburra.
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Our first giant pelican.
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Our first sand crab.
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Dan at twilight.
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My first package was from Andrea Baumann.
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One of my favourite views.
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Our first wild, live kangaroos.
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Our first bluebottle jellyfish.
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Some of my plants in the backyard.
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Dan at our little beach campsite. We BBQed on this day at the beach. And needed to be fished out the drink by lifeguards. Oops!
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Crossing the story bridge to go see Riverfire! Like Thunder in the Valley but urban.
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Jess and I playing Pandemic over the internet. It’s a very intricate setup involving at least 3 digital devices with internet.
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Dan’s first day of school at Aviation Australia.
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The cats checking out our first groceries. Very suspicious.
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One of the best pictures I’ve ever taken. See the heart at the bottom?
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Dan meeting the neighbour cat.
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Me reading a book on the beach.
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Dan on a boardwalk
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Mare on the same boardwalk.
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Our house.
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Me riding my first Aussie bike
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And finally, a peaceful picture of a nice beach at 5PM.


 

7 thoughts on “Photoblog of our Aussie Lives so far”

  1. Scrolling through these pictures made me want to move to Australia. Then I saw the picture of the spider, and nope. Nope.

  2. Well, January 15 certainly was a blogging filled day. I just got caught up and have to say that I have very much enjoyed the photos. Kangaroos seem quite friendly and approachable. Is this typical?

    1. Glad to hear Auntie Karen – more pictures will be form coming with my computer’s new upgrade to El Capitan (and with it, a better photo app). The would think this would be akin to a deer at a petting zoo, friendly and approachable in exchange for a constant stream of food. In the wild I don’t think they’re as social with humans…

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