Monday, January 31, 2011
I was flippin' through photos and picked out a couple from our last trip. Sunrise shot is overlooking the island after a morning run.
I love this beach shot, I think it will be my new screen saver. Plus its where we swam with the Sea Turtle.
Wendy was feeling like quite the jet setter booking a flight on one day and flying the next. She rather enjoyed the aircraft exit right on to the runway.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Kevin yelled out loud when he saw it "hey hey hey guys, over here". Kids and Wend thought is was something scarey but when they saw the size of this turtle they were as amazed as me. This guy let us swim beside him for a while. Soooooo cool. Check out these two Youtube Video Clips.
Amazing pools everywhere and waterfront beach is beautiful. We are in our own little condo with a beautiful view of the island. The cool part is the golf cart we get with the condo. The whole island has very few cars, its all golf carts. We load up the buggy and get around the island.
Went for a run this morning and takes about 20 minutes to run to the far side of the island. Feels very much like "Fantasy Island" - I am sure they must have filmed some of that show on this island years ago.
ed on a Friday, fly on Saturday. Love it! Totally spontaneous trip. We are up here for the week and lovin' it!
Today we got a lesson on SCUBA diving. Tried on the tanks and messed around in the pool to see how the breathing works. You end up really chomping down on the mouthpiece to the point where your jaw is tight when you are done. After messing around we scuba, we grabbed snorkel gear and headed out onto the reef and saw some amazing underwater wildlife.
Check out Hannah with her little yellow friends (fish) - they followed her around the whole time, must have been attracted to her bright orange rashie.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
We managed to get over to Noosa almost every morning for a family surf. I played staff photographer for the rest of Team Simms and clicked off a few good shots. Fabulous days in Noosa on 2-3 foot waves. Tons of repetitions for the kids and an easy paddle out the back for everybody. Sunshine and very warm sea temps making it a great time.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Everybody else - neighbors, parents, colleagues, friends etc.. - EXCEPT US! It might have been a bit bizarre but all worked out just fine at the time. While here in OZ, we met both of their Mom's and neighbor's but never them. Upon return to Canada, we would always run into people who told us about Chris, Cathy and their Money Family but we never officially met in person.
Well, last night, while up in Coolum, we had a BBQ with the Money Family. We met in "real life"! It was non-stop stories of the exchange and people we had encountered and kids we taught or news from schools and the community. Cathy showed us some photo's of our house back in Cathedral Pines. It was amazing to catch up with these fantastic people who made our first exchange so positive. We loved looking around the Pine Street house and even playing that game of LIFE that we used so many times at the dining table.
I am sure will meet up again! Thanks again Chris, Cathy, Lauchlan, Claire & Alice.