Saturday, April 25, 2009
A quiet day for Robert and I. We don't go to any services or parades - Robert has been there and done that during his Navy days and does not feel any need to go back and experience as a civilian.
Running out of time to get ready for our New Zealand trip. 9 sleeps to go and we are off. I see that some stores are open after 1:00pm today, I think I need to buy some warmer clothes.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
In another swap I was to put together a green biscornu - my partner for that swap liked deep greens so I chose a dark green aida and used a DMC variations floss. I used a bead in the centre rather than a button as I found a great one with gold scroll work around the bead.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Robert didn't like the look of any of the fishing options on offer so we limited ourselves to a few driving day trips.
Day 1 was a journey south of Cooktown to explore the hidden bays and jungle about. Robert really wanted to visit Archer Point as it was written up in the guide books as worth a visit and wow it did not disappoint. Archer point is an exposed headland with not one BUT TWO cute little light houses! One light house is located on a small island just off the coast and the other is on the headland. You may notice in the background of the photo below the haze - well that's actually a squally storm making its way straight towards us!!
I won't make this post too long but I thought I would also share a photo of the crossing over the Bloomfield River which is on the way back to Cairns (via the coast road). There was only about 15cm of water over the causeway but even a simple slip if you walked over could be dangerous.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
We plan to do a bit of fishing, exploring and relaxing over the weekend.
Everyone else in our office is doing the real camping bit - hopefully the rain holds off for long enough to get tents set up at least - its really too much to hope for a completely dry Easter weekend :)
Happy Easter everyone, stay safe on the roads and don't eat too much chocolate (your own body's weight is enough).