Monday, January 02, 2006

a few more highlights

Fulfilling the request from Sam...more pics from the holiday. Featured very prominently in my pics are Jack and Ella, as they are rather photogenic and because Miss Ella often exclaimed "Take a picture!"











A couple of New Year's pics from the Annandale...




And, lastly, New Year's Day at Bondi Beach...with temps in the low 40s celsius. We're talking low 100s F and near-melting conditions for Midwestern natives. It was so hot we waited til about 4 pm to head to the beach, as it would have just been too hot in the sun. But the water was chilly and really refreshing and awakening.


After the beach, it was time for ice cream from the New Zealand ice cream place, and I quite enjoyed the Creme de Coconut cone I had. There seems to be rival nations in the ice cream market, as there is also a Danish Ice Cream place at Bondi, but no Australian Ice Cream shop, tho I have seen one in central Sydney -- making that NYC East Village Australian Ice Cream place not seem quite so random.

But day 2 of 2006 has brought a respite from the sweltering conditions with some grey skies and cooler temps, 21C/60s F, I'd say. It is still ice cream weather to me, tho...

tara

8 comments:

melissa said...

Zoinks! That's hot! Hope you have A/C?

chunky toast said...

nope. no a/c, not overly common here. you just open your windows wide and hope the ocean blows a breeze your way. or you eat lots of Frosty Fruits ice pops.

D. Pausch said...

Wow...you look so natural with a child in your arms, TC. ; )

No a/c, huh? How about pools? They were really common in S. Africa, which I assume is relatively similar climate-wise.

greggums said...

Dude, a dingo's about to eat Miss Ella! (What a seppo thing to say, I know, but I just had to; a dingo just ate the lengthy e-mail I was writing you.)

sam said...

T, you look very tan, healthy, and happy!

chunky toast said...

Sam -- I totally am! except for the darn plugged left ear i have reacquired. blame the Pacific.

sam said...

um, that shark attack at stradbroke island - that's where you were with h's family, non? eeee!

Anonymous said...

Not to worry Sam, we feed one person per summer to the sharks, just wonder why the dog got away as that is what would have attracted the shark!
Same island different area, about 20kms from where we were hanging.
http://www.stradbrokeholidays.com.au/index.php
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