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:
My favourite photo of Dan ever.
A local water dragon. He was totally unafraid. This was not the first we saw, just the one that let us get closest.
My first delicious seafood pizza from Hervey Bay’s best pizza. Scallies, shrimp and tom-toms. So good!
When we accidentally dropped a bag of chips on the beach, we had some visitors in short order.
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.
Abby and Lily when we first picked them up in Sydney. They were excited about our 12 hour road trip back to Brisbane.
The first Merino sheep (ram) we saw since arriving here. Handsome chap.
I was impressed with the size of produce here. This celery is obviously humungous!
Moving our earthly possessions in our tiny, tiny car was a challenge.
When we moved, I had to have the seat all the way forward in order to fit everything in the car.
Our first beach/sand art discovery by hippies. Or aliens.
Our first time driving on the left side of the road.
Our first time visiting the Sydney Opera House. We did not see a show.
One of the best pictures of us at Bondi Beach. Heavily filtered. Obviously.
Our first Hugh Jackman sighting.
Dan is learning the surfer’s code.
My most common view at the beach.
A picture of us in Calgary at our year end Westwinds concert. I don’t know why I included this.
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.
Let’s go to the beach kids! Yaaaah! (This one is for Dan).
Our second spider visitor. We named her Charlotte.
A 15 foot crocodile.
A mob of kangaroos. A mob? A flock? A congress?
A single kangaroo. Lazily waiting for me to hand him some food. Which I did with relish.
A six foot croc.
Dan feeding the laziest kanga.
Me at the beach.
Love the colours of the crashing surf. We were too scared to get close.
Thinking thinky thoughts.
Dan’s wingspan is like that of a swan.
Tree kangaroos. The big one is nursing the little one.
A joey in the pouch.
A python in a tree.
Our view from the window of our Christmas getaway location.
Our first backyard reptilian visitor – a skink.
Our first huge outdoor spidey.
Dan at the busiest beach.
The sacred ibis on the rooftop.
Our stuff when it arrived from the moving company.
This is my office in my classroom.
I attended the climate rally ahead of the Paris Talks. What a day!
Experimenting with a new look.
Please give my phone back.
Our first kookaburra.
Our first giant pelican.
Our first sand crab.
Dan at twilight.
My first package was from Andrea Baumann.
One of my favourite views.
Our first wild, live kangaroos.
Our first bluebottle jellyfish.
Some of my plants in the backyard.
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!
Crossing the story bridge to go see Riverfire! Like Thunder in the Valley but urban.
Jess and I playing Pandemic over the internet. It’s a very intricate setup involving at least 3 digital devices with internet.
Dan’s first day of school at Aviation Australia.
The cats checking out our first groceries. Very suspicious.
One of the best pictures I’ve ever taken. See the heart at the bottom?
Dan meeting the neighbour cat.
Me reading a book on the beach.
Dan on a boardwalk
Mare on the same boardwalk.
Me riding my first Aussie bike
And finally, a peaceful picture of a nice beach at 5PM.