Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bronte Beach to Bondi Beach Walk

The skys were beautiful blue today and we had an urge to see the ocean so we went for a long walk along the ocean from Bronte to Bondi.

We enjoyed the Walk along the top of the cliffs while watching the surf crash into the rocks.

Of course walking isn't good enough for the kids - I swear they're part monkey!

We all enjoy the rock formations in the sandstone.

A view of Bondi beach before stopping for lunch at this beachfront cafe at Tamarama beach.

Adam and Dave braved the water! The wimps in the background had wetsuits. We haven't been swimming at the Sydney beaches in quite some time because we thought it would be too cold - we were wrong! Adam and Dave played in the surf for 15-20 minutes.

The Australian beach culture is like no other one we've seen!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Keeping the kids busy!

While Heidi's away, her family will play!

Georges River National Park - 2 km from our house!

Royal National Park - 1/2 hour from Picnic Point.

World largest IMAX screen is in Sydney - 8 stories high!

Always lots to see and do in Sydney

We're lucky to have such adventurous kids!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Sydney - ya yet again!

The kids bug us everytime we go into the city to ride the Monorail so we finally gave in. It transports you around Darling Harbour and the shopping districts.

Adam and Dave have had enough of Paddy's Markets so they headed off to the Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour while the girls shopped until their hearts were content!

Mmmmm, beeeeeeeer!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Charlee and Adam love visiting Wildlife Parks. The main reason - they get to interact with the wildlife. Unlike the Toronto Zoo where you need binoculars to see the animals, Featherdale Wildlife Park allows you to get up close and personal with most residents (with the exception of some creatures like the crocodile or the Taipan – the world’s most venomous snake!)

Echidnas sucking back dinner.

Wombat chowin' down. Friendly kangaroos galore!

Strange looking kangaroos!

Gotta love the koalas. It was feeding time when we arrived so we were able to see them in action. Their choice of munchies -Eucalyptus leaves. When they're not eating they're sleeping - 18-20 hours a day!

Dingo pups and adults!

Didn't trust this guy!

The show-stopper! Mom with joey in pouch!!!

Featherdale Wildlife Park - Aussie Birds