Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blue Mountains

Today Tanya and I went to the Blue Mountains. We did a few hikes: The Red Hands Cave loop, a walk around the Wentworth Falls lookout, and Govett's Leap to Pulpit Rock in Blackheath. The last one was an especially hard hike, but the views were worth the effort.

Here are a few pictures.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Diving in Port Botany

Today we made our way out from Port Botany for a couple of dives off the Seajohn, one of the club member's boats. The visibility was not great, but the geology of these dive sites is interesting and we saw a few nice sea-creatures. Here are today's pictures.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sydney Wildlife World


This afternoon, we used up some extra tickets we had for Sydney Wildlife World, which is just a five minute walk from our apartment. Here are a few pictures.
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Nelson Bay


After the Whiteheads left us, Tanya and I spent the weekend in Nelson Bay shacked up and diving with the Saint George Scuba Club. Despite a leaking drysuit and injured knee, we managed to get a couple of nice dives in, one at the sewage pipe and one at Fly Point.

Here are a few pictures from our dive at the sewage pipe.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Goodbye Dave and Agnes

For the Whitehead's last weekend in Australia, we flew to Broken Hill. From there we rented a car (Mitsubishi Lancer) and drove, rally style, through the outback. We saw Broken Hill (lead and zinc mining town), Silverton (silver mining town and the filming location for Mad Max II), Mutawintji National Park, and White Cliffs (opal mining town, with an underground hotel).

Here are the outback pictures.

The Whiteheads leave for Canada tomorrow. For their last night we went to a great production of Buddy! (The Buddy Holly Story). It was a real toe-tapper.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Valentine's Day Massacre

Kangaroo Boxing from Pat Morin on Vimeo.

Here's a video of some frisky kangaroos Tanya recorded on Valentine's Day during our one day whirlwind tour of Brisbane.