Upon leaving Nowra, we headed down the southern New South Wales coast. In Ulladulla, we stopped at the lighthouse where I snapped this picture of Kath, midway through another beautiful, blue-sky day.
Yesterday, we set off down the Grand Pacific Highway, south out of Sydney and around Botany Bay and into the Southern Highlands, searching for adventure (and, eventually, a hotel room, as we hadn’t booked anything ahead, and it is smack dab in the middle of the High Season here, with New Years Day around the […]
Uncle Greg needed more wood for carving shields and nulla-nullas, so Bunda and I went up into the scrublands around La Perouse with him, looking for appropriately-sized native trees. It took us several hours to cut up the wood and haul it back to the car. The day grew hot, even in the shade, and […]
While I went for a swim down at the beaches around La Perouse, Larry and Uncle Greg sat beneath a tree beside Auntie Margie’s house, on a gentle slope enjoying a pleasant breeze, carving a shield and nulla-nullas. In this shot, Larry is using a piece of broken glass (of which there is a lot […]
Longing for the hills, we headed into the Blue Mountains with Uncle Greg and met some wonderful people.
Larry and I went to Manly today on the ferry.
Today, we celebrated Christmas in La Perouse, on the southern coast of Sydney, among friends. Thanks to Auntie Lois and the entire Lonell clan for such a wonderful meal and company. We were treated as nothing short of family. Here is a snapshot from our Christmas dinner. What a feed!
Most of the Earth is water. And most of that water is in the Pacific Ocean, by far the world’s largest. Only the Pacific truly deserves the description of “vast,” where land is not even an exception worth mentioning. It’s a bucket of deep blue with specks of dirt in it. Crossing such an enormous […]
Well, I’m currently sitting in the Memphis Airport, waiting for the weather to clear enough for my 24-hour journey to Australia to begin. This is my 5th trip to Australia since 1996, and while I always dread being locked in an aluminum tube for so long, I remain amazed by the ability we have to […]