Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The End


Our Australian adventured ended on August 31st, 2009, 361 days after it started. On our last weekend we attended the highly-anticipated yabby-fest. Back in Canada now, we're getting used to working full-time again.

We had so much fun at the yabby-fest that we forgot to take pictures. Here a few pictures anyhow with a couple from the Landfeldt's back yard and our first two dives back in Canada at The Rothesay and Lock 21
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Zealand Redux


Last weekend was our last trip in the southern hemisphere before returning home. We spent six days in Northern New Zealand, where we saw Cirque du Soleil's Dralion, walked in the giant kauri forest, dived the Poor Knights Islands, and bathed in thermal pools.

Here are a few pictures.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Avenue Q

Tonight, Tanya and I went to see Avenue Q at the Theatre Royal. It was a great show. Sort of a cross between Sesame Street, the Muppet Show, and a Chris Rock routine. The video above contains music from the show. Here are some other versions.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jervis Bay Photos

Here are the pictures from my birthday weekend in Jervis Bay.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Pat!


As most of you know, this past Sunday was Pat's Birthday. To celebrate we spent the weekend diving with our friends in Jervis Bay. On Friday morning, we went seal diving and on Friday evening we boarded the Ocean Trek liveaboard. The weather was unseasonably warm for winter and the seas were relatively flat so we were able to do most of our diving just outside the bay - we're told this is an extremely rare occurance. Over the weekend, we dove with seals, Port Jackson sharks in the hundreads and even managed to do a spot of whale watching. Orca whales no less! Pictures and possibly some video will follow.
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wrapping things up

As our time in Sydney nears its end, we're frantically trying to take advantage of everything we have here. Last weekend was surfing. This weekend we went for two dives, one at Shiprock with members of Saint George Scuba Club, and one at Kurnell with the people I work with. Over the next few weekend's we'll be in Jervis Bay, Northern New Zealand, and attending a Swedish Yabbie-Fest.

Here are the pictures from Shiprock and Kurnell.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

For my Mom and Dad

Dear Mom and Dad,

Pat wanted to make sure you didn't show up a the airport with your computer in hand, so he made me post these for you.

Love Tanya

Mom and Dad's Vacation from Pat Morin on Vimeo.

Tjapukai Dance Show from Pat Morin on Vimeo.