Ethan about to dive… onto our apparently drowning instructor.
A blue spotted stingray we lay down in the sand with.
also found a large reef shark basking on the sandy bottom
While Ethan and Fi scuba dived the girls and Nick snorkelled.
Audrey and Lucinda holding on tight to a starfish and the life buoy – it was a choppy 20 knots.
Bazza the barracuda
Ethan totally relaxed in the water
Fi (with octopus hair) and Ethan.
We went out to Upolo Reef on the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Freedom. Highly recommend them.
So we recently had another holiday back to Queensland. This one was specifically to take the kids out snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef (more posts on that following). Thanks to our generous friends Deb and Rob we got to stay again in their beautiful home beside the equally beautiful Forrest Beach. How lucky are we?!!!
Nick’s supporting the palm tree in Cairns
Trebonne Post Office – Can’t help making a detour to this post office each time we come up.
Lucinda with an old friend of hers
Gould Island driftwood
We located a great guide/boat bloke, John. How mindblowing beautiful is this ?!!!
They’ve designed, researched, measured, calculated, built models, purchased the timber, cut and assembled…. soon it’ll be ready to use :)
This is a work in progress… but so far it’s looking great.
straight ramp, top and a curved ramp all in one.
And in case you’re left in any doubt about Ethan’s ‘cool’ quotient… I’m posting this recent Ethan selfie.
yes, I am on a plane. no, it’s not my personal jet… yet.
Lucinda and her besties; Indigo, Indi-Mara and Ivy having cafe time before an afternoon of tree-surfing.
Treetop Adventures in Belgrave is sooooo much fun! The girls and I climbed, clambered and flying foxed through the trees, with lots of aerial obstacles. They were the best, supportive team. When they decided to do the black diamond course, I graciously offered to film from the ground
Quicktime video link: IMG_3908
Justly proud of their achievements. Go Girls!
All followed by a birds nest cake complete with a gentleman hedgehog visitor.
Lovely Katie Marcar took this photo. And it’s special to me. Because this is one of my favourite things, and I don’t have any other photos of it.
– showing the little kids the double bass.
Lucinda calls these “Bikings.”
After a slightly disastrous bit of manscaping on the day I am having a portrait taken, I was trying to disguise the damage I had caused. I tried putting a hat on. I thought it improved the whole look from disaster to merely “Mishap”.
Me: “Lucinda, does this look better?”
Lucinda: “You still look like a bug eyed dog begging for pizza. But it’s slightly better.”