March 28, 2006
March 19, 2006
Getting cooler down-under
The last month in the northern beaches of Sydney really made us feel at home in our neighbourhood. It seems a lot longer than merely 4 weeks with all that we experienced. There is so much on offer, no more than a short drive away.
We already mentioned our little, quasi private beach five minutes away. There is the national park Ku-ring-gai. All the other gorgeous beaches with more great sand& surf. Easy access to a dozen playgrounds. And of course our deck which we are gracious to have. The movie "from snow to paradise" sums up our experiences quite well in a 2-minute format.
We were also blessed with Maiken and Mikhail who stayed at our place for 3 days and with whom we had a day-trip to one of the areas of Ku-ring-gai (and thought of Bonnie at this sign). They are doing a great job at marking the roads of Australia for some of our future trips. It was a pleasure having them over. They also became the proud owners of the "1st guest award" at our house. Read yourself on their blog (M & M) on what they are up to and where the winds will take them in the coming months (be assured that they have a lot planned).
It is also true that to live in paradise can be painful at times and this is not meant metaphorically. Bluebottles, a good description is offered on this site, induced Bjoern with an hour of exquisite pain that he won't forget very soon. But life goes on and this surely won't be the last time he went into the water, neither the last sting of a bluebottle. And then again, without the beaches life wouldn't be the same anymore.
We are already in love with Australia and yet have seen so few of it. But we admired the beautiful Sydney skyline, had our share of quiet moments, adventure and the kindling light of companionship. Certainly looking forward to the coming months.
So watch the movies (including a very cute one starring Cille), see the pictures, read up on Australia and compare flight offers! In the hope to welcome you down-under!
Until then you remain close to our hearts.