Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Carrying on to Cairns...

We flew up to Cairns...

especially for Paul to tick the Barrier Reef off his bucket list.

He has always wanted to go & snorkel there & it truely lived up to his expectations.

We went out to the Outer Reef & went on their submersible boat.

We went to Kuranda via their train & cable car.

I got to drive our hire car, my first automatic in years !

We went to the Low Isles Reef & snorkeled with turtles in the wild.

I was really pleased with how well I did as I'm usually not keen to be in the sea!

We had a chilled day at Palm Cove enjoying the warmth & the waves.

Out to Mossman Gorge to learn more from Australia's Indiginous people.

Looking around the rainforest.

St Monica's Cathedral. Cairns
stained glass windows depicting creation.

Next back to Brisbane for the final catch up with friends before going home.

Sheena x

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Gold Coast Camper...

Camper time :)
5 days in a 6 berth Maui camper... we must be mad !!

We drove from Brisbane to Byron Bay to start our Gold Coast journey. I have to say I fell in love with Byron, its views & pace of life & truly hope I get to go there again .

The kids surfed on its beautiful beaches.

Back on the road...

With plenty of icecream stops...

We stayed at 3 sites over the 5 days, seeing campers surrounded by tower blocks looks so bizarre.

Getting a few rays :)

Another year older :D

We survived the van & had a really chilled week finished off with a fabulous night out with great friends at Cirque x

Next stop Cairns x

love Sheena x

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Friday, 17 August 2012

Half way through...

We flew up to Brisbane to meet up with friends who emigrated there a couple of years ago.

We visited Australia Zoo, stroked Roos & held a koala.

We went humpback whale watching at Moreton Island.

We saw 10!!

We went to Noosa Heads for Ekka day & Harriet braved the sea!

Chilling at Des & Julies house.

Redcliffe, where they live is beautifully situated on the coast & we went shell seeking & collecting sea glass.

Next stop Gold Coast x

Sheena x

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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Had a blast in Sydney

The second phase of our trip is over already & what a great time we had despite having very mixed weather.

We walked around the Botanical Gardens taking in the views of the Harbour.

We caught up with my cousin, her husband & beautiful daughters. Loving their company & their awesome home xxx

We sailed around the Harbour area enjoying an Aussie afternoon tea.

We spent a wet afternoon at the vintage fairground Luna Park.

We ate shed loads of stunning icecream with chocolate salted caramel being my top favourite.

We visited the Blue Mountains & the 3 Sisters.

We visited Featherdale Wildlife Centre & fed wallabys & Roos by hand.

I hope we will return here again as we have so enjoyed our short stay.

Sheena x

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

First Stop - Singapore

This past week has been a total whirlwind for us as we have experienced lots of what Singapore has to offer.
Travel is so easy here as their MRT (tube) system is clean & efficient with all the signs in multiple languages including english.

We have seen all types of weather from hot & humid to thunder storms.

Top highlights...
Having breakfast with Orangutans

Having a Singapore Sling in Raffles Long Bar.

Strolling on the beaches on Sentosa.

Riding the Angry Bird cable car to Sentosa, which was just about bareable for someone who hates heights.( she had her eyes closed!!)

feeding giraffes
riding an elephant
the sights & smells of Little India
visiting a Buddest Temple...
next stop Sydney

love Sheena xxx

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