Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
We fly from Brisbane to Sydney and then over to Broome. There we pick up a small group tour.
We travel by 4 Wheel Drive, Mercedes, air conditioned bus through the outback to Darwin and then fly back to Brisbane. The trip to Broome takes 8 hours, then 14 days on the road and the flight home takes 4 hours. Its a big country. I hope we cope with the heat up there. So you won't be hearing from me until we get back in about 2 weeks time.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Between 1955 and 1958 I attended Sutherland High School in Sydney but by 1959 the school was not large enough to accommodate the booming babies so a new high school called Port Hacking High School was built at Miranda. I was in Fifth year, the final year of high school (now it is called Year 12). So we were lucky to be the first students to attend this brand new school.
PHHS Hockey Team 1959
PHHS Athletics Team, 1959
PHHS Swimming Team, 1959. (Dig the daggy swim suits)
Biology excursion to study life on the water's edge at the beach.
Skiing Camp. (You can find those skis in a museum now)
I'm presenting a slide show.(before computers)
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Bee collecting nectar from a Grevillea
Can you see the little drops of nectar
The bee has a drop of nectar in between his back legs
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
There were many pathways and cycle tracks.
A wattle tree in bloom
It is a different species to my last post about wattle.
The path passed between two sheoak trees, which are also in bloom.
Sorry that I don't know the name of this bird. It could be a cormorant.
A boardwalk over the water.
We returned to the back of the flash interpretive centre.
There were nice picnic spots and a big, children's playground. I thought it was a lovely area but BB reckons it will be better when the plants are more developed and the water is clearer.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
But BB has an Alp Horn, which usually adorns our stairwell wall. Today he took it down, brushed off the dust and gave the neighbourhood a rendition of haunting mountain music. He rarely does this as he is a bit shy.
Then we hunted the wardrobe for our Swiss souvenir T-shirts, jackets and hat, jumped in our matching red car and drove to the northern suburb of Mitchleton ,where there is a very good traditional Swiss restaurant called Des Alps. We had arranged to meet some Aussie friends who wanted to celebrate with us especially as they know how good the food is here.
Can you see the Swiss cow on my shirt and the Swiss crosses on our jackets? It was such a hot winter's day that we had to take off our jackets.
Des Alps is a small cosy restaurant with a function room at the back.(Look how these patrons are dressed for winter, she has a strappy blouse..yahoo I think winter is over)
Nick and Monique, the owners were there to greet us and cook for us. They had pulled out the 25 Canton (state) flags of Switzerland to decorate the restaurant for us.
Paul, Bill, Denis, Colin, Val, Helen and Peter enjoyed lunch with us.
I had the special set menu. Cheese Tart appetiser.
Veal in a lovely sauce with Rösti potatoes for main course (Half eaten, I nearly forgot to take photo)
Rice pudding, cinnamon ice cream and ginger biscuits for desert.
Happy Swiss Day Titania and family.