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Day 178 Friday 23rd September 2011

Another Hungry Rainbow Lorikeet

Another day, another rainbow lorikeet. I am so lucky to be able to see these in my lunch break. I am usually the only person around, so I always feel rather privileged.

Day 177 Thursday 22nd September 2011

Pretty as a Picture

A while back, I mentioned that on Thursdays and Fridays, I work for another company and in my lunch break, I often sit and watch the rainbow lorikeets destroy the buds on the tree. Well, these are those buds now. This is the beautiful blossom. It’s so pretty. The lorikeets are still there, but they now enjoy the blossom rather than the buds.

Day 176 Wednesday 21st September 2011

Abstract Water

This was taken in Sydney Harbour, I liked the abstract feel of this photograph.

Day 175 Tuesday 20th September 2011

Red Sun Rising

This morning at sunrise, I looked out of the window, to see this big ball of redness shining in the sky.

I grabbed all of my stuff and quickly headed out the door to try to capture it, before it hid itself away in t

Day 174 Monday 19th September 2011

Kite-Surfers a Plenty

I was worried today, as I had no inspiration for taking any photographs and on my way home, on the fast ferry, I sat and hoped that there would be something worth taking a photograph of in Manly.

Upon arriving in Manly, I walked over to the main beach and started to walk home. As the day was drawing to an end, I looked out at the ocean and saw so many kite-surfers making good use of the wind, that had steadily picked up during the day.

I loved watching them and wished that I was out there, doing the same thing as them. Who knows….maybe one day.

Day 173 Sunday 18th September 2011

kayaking to Cogra Bay

Today, was such a wonderful day, I absolutely loved it. A very dear friend of mine and her husband invited my partner and I over to her weekend home at Cogra Bay for lunch, on the Hawkesbury River (in Sydney). You can only get to Cogra Bay by boat, there are no roads.

We decided to go over to Cogra Bay on our double kayak. As its tidal there, we checked the times of high tide and at 11:45am we headed off.

It was so peaceful, the paddle over. The water was calm and the air was so still, hardly a breeze. It was perfect! Whilst paddling over, we saw 7 large jellyfish – about 10 inches in diameter, they looked so beautiful, a beautiful light red colour.

We followed the coastline and around the point we went, to see several jetties, which we paddled past and there I saw my friend, standing on their jetty, waving to us.

Armed with a bottle of wine and our little bag of supplies (oh and my camera, which isn’t waterproof btw) we made our way on to land.

Up the steps we went and in to their lovely little home we had a beautiful lunch, talked, laughed and just enjoyed the good company and beautiful surroundings.

My friend (and her gorgeous dog) showed us around afterwards. The views were stunning and to be honest, I didn’t want to leave. However, we knew that time was against us – due to it being tidal.

Whilst we were having lunch the southerly wind really picked up, thankfully we weren’t going against it, but we would be going against the tide.

I mentioned earlier, how calm the water was going over, on the way back, it was a different story! It wasn’t terrible, but it was hard work. We made it back to our starting point but the only problem we had, was the point of land that we had launched ourselves from was now surrounded by wet, muddy very slippery rocks, some covered in razor-sharp oyster shells.

My partner got out of the kayak first. He had a bit of a wobble on the rocks, as they were slippery, but he managed to stay upright. Me on the other hand, well lets just say, I looked like a pig in mud by the end of it! :) Every time I tried to stand up, I slipped. My flip-flops (thongs) had no grip what so ever and bare foot was even worse. In the end, my partner had to come and be my knight in shining over and keep me up! I couldn’t stop laughing. I literally had tears rolling down my face, from laughing so much, which of course, didn’t help the situation.

Eventually I made it to dry land, but as I was covered in so much mud (lol) and as our car is pretty new, I sat on a towel in the car with my legs/feet in a big blue Ikea bag!

Day 172 Saturday 17th September 2011

Just Hanging Around – Flying Foxes/Fruit Bats

I was right in my previous post, today…I had a terrible hangover, but I can only blame myself, (apart from being unaware that for part of the night, I was drinking double vodka’s) but I had a fantastic night. It’s been a long time since I last danced! My feeling ‘unwell’ hasn’t been helped either, by the fact that I came in at 2am and then woke up naturally at 6am… so I’ve had a total of 4 hours sleep.

We went up to the Central Coast of NSW, Australia today, to view some more houses and to go back to one that we visited a few weeks ago. Whilst we were waiting for the Real Estate Agent to turn up, I spied some trees that were full to the brim with Flying Foxes aka as Fruit Bats. They were making such a noise, but I rather liked it, though, I’m sure that if I lived directly opposite, the noise would annoy me.

They were rather funny to watch, bickering amongst themselves. I love them.

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