Rose

FAMILY IN QUEENSLAND

January 2017 – Bundaberg, Queensland

Some family photos for relatives and close friends.

Chris swimming in Rosie’s pool.

The three sisters, together for once.

And again with dad.

Dad with his first cousin Ruth, who flew up from Melbourne to catch up with us all.  And a big yeah to dad who is turning 90 years old next month.  10/7/2017.  Looking good dad.

My personal favourite. Everyone is fed up with having their photo taken, Ruth thinks we have finished and starts to walk off, while Rosie and Chris have a quick giggle.

Here’s a nice one of mum and dad.

Me and Chris with mum, and yes I know I had had a bit too much sun.

Last one, me with mum and dad.  Now I need to try and get some decent photos of my sons to put up on here, it has been a few years since I did that, and they have grown up somewhat!

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OUT BOATING ON THE BURNETT RIVER

24/11/2015 – A Trip on a Boat

Mal (Rose’s husband) had recently bought a new boat and was anxious to try it out, so we set off to the banks of the Burnett River to launch the boat and try our hand with the fishing rods.

BePrepared

Just checking that everything is in place and secure.  Note the beautiful round hole in the bridge structure, I wish I had noticed it at the time, I could have used it to make an awesome photo I reckon.

OffWeGo

And off we go, down river towards the heads.  It was a beautiful day.

RichAndFamous

Ah how the rich and famous live, stunning house with an equally stunning yacht moored at river’s edge.

Sailing

Others are also enjoying the water, sailing with gay abandon.

NoBustlingCrowd

Far from the madding crowds.  Very close to the Burnett Heads we stop for a picnic. No one else in sight, just us and the beach.  I made the formidable mistake of walking over the sand to explore behind us, realized too late that the sand was REALLY HOT and my feet were burning, so had to run back with sore feet to the water to recover.

Trawler

A trawler came by us while we were eating lunch.

MeOnBoat

Rather wind blown, but had a fantastic day, it would have been even better if I could have actually caught some fish.  Just as well that I like sitting by the water.

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A VISIT TO BIG SISTERS NEW HOUSE

20/11/2015 – Bundaberg, Queensland

After an incredibly tiring journey, plane from Perth 00.10am to Gold Coast 7.00am, bus to train station 8.20am, train to Brisbane Central 9.30am, Tilt train to Bundaberg 11am, arrive in Bundy 3.30pm.

Front

Here is Rose’s beautiful house in Bundaberg, her and husband Mal have only been there for a few months and are already licking it into shape.

RosiesHouse

From the back, showing 4WD and new boat. The house is on about 2 acres, so they have plenty of room for visitors!!! (and chickens).

Pool

View from the back verandah, lovely pool and plenty of room.

Fish

Here is the fish that Mal brought home the first day after a mornings fishing – and very nice it was too.

Eggs

Eggs on the front lawn closely guarded by attendant plover couple.

OnGuard

These birds were incredibly good at guarding their eggs, this is as close as I could get to them and dad warned me that they would actually attack if I pushed them

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Masked Lapwing, formerly known as the Spurwinged Plover, they are well known for their aggressive habits and penetrating calls.  They have sharp, black-tipped yellow bony spurs on their ‘shoulders’ and these are used against predators (and over enthusiastic photographers).

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MORE BOTANICAL SHOW OFFS!!!

7/10/2014   Christine’s Comeback

bananas

What a lovely bunch. They will probably ripen while we are away on holiday!

beans

First crop of beans for the season.

leeks

Anyone can grow leeks.

hippiastrum

But Rose hit back with this bright Hippiastrum.

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