Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fairlight, Manly and the zoo...

Long time no chat! We've just been moseying about here at beautiful Fairlight and Manly.

Back to the was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S., and Nick cooked it beautifully (lightly floured and covered in bread crumbs) :

We had it with baked potatoes and steamed snow peas. Even Oscar partook...his was raw though and he had no snow peas or potatoes:

I've also been meaning to show you a picture of one of the under-bunk lockers (in the port-side forward cabin) that Emily refers to as FOODWORLD:

Very funny, because it is so true, and this photo was taken AFTER we had been using it for two weeks. It was food universe before that ;-).

On Sunday morning we all hiked in to Manly and up the Corso to the surf beach, where Nick and the kids went for a swim. Neither of them wanted to get out of the water (hence Ryan's ever-so-happy face):

Nick's parents came to visit and stay with us on Monday the kids had a sleepover:

It worked, in the beginning, then there were 'HE/SHE HIT ME' dramas in the middle of the night, at which point Emily came in to sleep with me, and Nick went to sleep with Ryan.

You might be able to see in the photo that there is a panel of the blue stuff missing in Emily's room. We are going to make her a cork board to cover it up, and now every time we take a photo she says 'can I have a copy for my corkboard?'. We are definitely going to need a bigger corkboard.

We went over to Store Beach (next to Quarantine) on Tuesday...but I didn't get any photos over there.

We also did a bit of craft with Grandma...and these fashion statement, pipe cleaner reading glasses are what we made:

Yesterday we went to the zoo in the afternoon:

I wouldn't have minded being this fellow...he looks so content.

All that glitters is not gold!

Little Penguins (aka Fairy Penguins) from below. I also saw a Little Penguin just off Lucey Blue while we were on the Fairlight mooring on Monday afternoon. It was such a lovely surprise. He was way to quick for me to photograph though.

This elephant was so hot in the sun, the kids couldn't sit on him for long.

We sat and looked out over this vista while munching ice creams...beautiful (the ice creams and the vista)!

Emily and friend...

Seriously considered leaving them in there (the old elephant pavilion...which you can now wander through). I had my face up to the bars and was taking photos of them from the outside when a lone tourist came up to see what animal I was looking should have seen the look on his face when he saw my kids! I told him that they might bite so he shouldn't stick his fingers in...but he was too busy laughing and looking around for the candid camera team.

So cute, munching on grapes.

Later today or tomorrow we will head around to a new mooring at The Spit.



KimB said...

Hi Sam,

nice to see what you guys have been up to. You had me laughing especally after the he/she hit me bit. PS: Loved the pipe cleaner glasses :)

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Love Kim

Karen said...

LOL - loved this post Sam! I got a laugh from the same bits as Kim!!
I reckon you need to be whipping up some of those glasses to wear at convention! lol Noice!!!!!!