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Monday, October 22, 2007

Back home again

Heres a few pictures from our time away - but because I always forget Blogger loads them backwards they aren't in the order I wanted them lol but never mind.
Last 2 show a couple of canoing events at the Australsian Masters Games in Adelaide. This took up the first week away as DH was officiating along with a couple of friends. They weren't the only officials, there were quite a few there but they had a good time as I enjoyed the days there as well.
Very windy and chilly so I was glad that at the last minute I put in some 'heavy weight' clothing along with some lighter stuff.
Went for a few walks down at West Lakes and also on the seafront where it really blew the cobwebs out of my head; each day of competition we (myself and the wife of one of the fellas) took hot coffee down for them and ended up drinking most of it ourselves as we were so cold. :)
I was told the white house with the shutters on the ground floor belongs to Lleyton Hewitt - the shutters are the front for a full length gymnasium and as they weren't up he wasn't home :(
We drove to Mildura via Morgan and took the little punt over the river - one of the few remaining ones on the Murray - Theres another one at Tailem Bend and also at Mannum. I love seeing the cars and everything else drive on and make their way precariously across and the drive off on the other side.
Great value for the traveller as they are free and are open 24hrs - someone is on duty all the time and it saves miles of travel not having to find a bridge. We stayed in a caravan park right on the river and with all the school hols over it was so quiet there. The weather was fabulous but still very windy and I just didn't want to come home lol.
I have a few busy days coming up so may not be back here till next week.


  1. Welcome back.Glad you had agood trip.

  2. Yes, Blogger loading photos is very frustrating!
    But we get by!

    Welcome home...best part of going on holiday, coming home! Well that's what hubby says!


  3. Lovely photos! Lovely blog. What beautiful blue skies.

  4. Hello Cathy - I recognised the location of your photos immediately as I was living in the Riverland (SA) a few years ago (I also happend to grow up in Adelaide but have had many moves (with my partner) since then. One of our locations saw us shopping in Mildura (a 2 hour trip) for weekly groceries etc.

    I look forward to reading your blog more regularly now that I've returned to the world of blogging.

  5. Thanks for the comments on my blog Cathy. So here is a return visit and your pictures are lovely.

    Re your can of worms, the "liquid gold" you get is just the best plant food, but do remember it need to be well diluted, its very strong.

  6. It's so interesting reading your blog, Cathy. So I take it that Lleyton Hewitt is some sort of celebrity? And what you call a punt is know as a ferry in the US. It's so fun to read the differences in our speaking terms. Please forgive me, I don't get out and around much ;)

    Your photos are gorgeous! Glad you had a good vacation.



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