Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Outback Experience











This weekend saw us set out on our first Aussie Outback adventure. A camping trip up to Rainbow Beach. The journey should take around 2 to 3 hours of pleasant driving and is just a case driving North up the Sunshine Coast. That is of course unless you listen to your Tom Tom, in which case around 5 hours seems to be the average time.
For some bizarre reason the Tom Tom seems to think that its a much better idea to take the Cooloola Way, a track that is only passable by a team of Sherpa's, a heard of donkeys, or a crack squadron of highly trained S.A.S. officers.
Its all very pleasant and I suppose a little exciting to do a little off roading but this was very extreme and quite scary. We didn't know it when we turned into Cooloola Way that it was not only bearly passable, but also 50 Klm's long!
We were almost half way though the road with no where to turn back when we had a blow out. Being English we had not thought about the chance of a puncture or the the spare tyre may not be blown up or that we may not even have a jack or a spanner to change the wheel. Fortunately at least we had a signal on our mobile phone to call the R.A.C.Q. Errrm. actually we didn't have that either!!!
After clearing all the back of the car out to get to the spare wheel we lifted the carpet that covered the spare and................ oh no!! It wasn't there. After a couple of seconds of panic I realised it was bolted on the rear door. Fortunately we managed to change the wheel and get on with our journey to Rainbow Beach.
Before heading to camp we stopped to get the tyre repaired, by the time we got to camp we only had about an hour of day light to get a tent we had never even got out of the box up. Fortunately for us we managed to do it in time and saved us having to sleep under the stars.
Saturday was good though with a trip to Tin Can Bay after a camp breakfast for Lauren, William and Adrienne to feed the Dolphins. They loved it with Lauren ticking off one of her life long ambitions. We spent the afternoon chillaxing on the beautiful Rainbow Beach. We really are so lucky.
The kids had dinner on the strip while me and Adrienne had dinner in the surf club. If the meal had been as good as the view it would have been acceptable in London's very own Ivy. Unfortunately it would not have been acceptable served in a transport cafe. With my favourite French onion soup coming straight out of a packet. Never mind, the day and the view from our table was to die for. Oh its an hard life you know

Bribie Island






We had a trip upto Bribie Island the other Sunday, a lovely beachy day. Becky, Ian and Megan came along too and we finished the day off with a sausage sizzle.

Dress as a J or W






Jackie one of our friends celebrated her 40th birthday with a bit of a bash. We had to dress as a J or a W (her initials). Andy was Indiana Jones, Lauren was a Junkie/Whore!!!, I was a cross between Joan and Jackie Collins!!! Willam didn't want to go!!! It was a good night, full of Jordans, Witches, Jockeys, etc.

Shopping!!!






Well its been a while since we posted, time flys by so fast. Lauren and William have been on school holidays. I took a few days off with them and we took a trip into Brisbane centre. The kids went to the cinema and I did a little shopping.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

McKenzies Do...






Well we visited to Mckenzies for a bit of a do. Ians sister Caroline and her husband Phil were visiting, so the BBQ was lit and the stubbies openend. We had a great afternoon and evening........Mr McK was not in a very good state the next day!!!! need we say more!!!!!

The Willster

The Willster

Lozza

Lozza
Currimundi Lake

World Clocks

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Sunset on the Sunshine Coast

Sunset on the Sunshine Coast

Work Wheels

Work Wheels
Fying the flag down under

Followers

Lightning on Sandgate beach

Lightning on Sandgate beach
A photo from last years thunder storm

Setting sun at Scarborough

Setting sun at Scarborough

Riverfire, Dump and Burn

Riverfire, Dump and Burn
An F111, at the Brisbane riverfire fest dumps its fuel, then sets it alight.

A New Life Down Under 2009

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Setting Sun

Setting Sun
A pretty view from the balcony

THAT MUST HURT THEIR HEADS!

THAT MUST HURT THEIR HEADS!
Now thats clever!

Will and Danny

Will and Danny
The two at the back, not the Blue and Green ones!

Comming to Oz very soon!!

Comming to Oz very soon!!
A slightly older ian Mc.enzie

I HAVE A DRINK

I HAVE A DRINK
All that surfing makes you thirsty.

The Witches of Eastweekenders!

The Witches of Eastweekenders!
Julie, Adie, Julie and Claire

Them wot days, tha nos.

Them wot days, tha nos.
We love a good wedding

Andy and Duncan

Andy and Duncan
Those sausages are burning pal!

Julie, Adie and Isla

Julie, Adie and Isla
Good mates!

Duncan Dares

Duncan Dares
Speedo Bar-B-Q goggles

An Afternoon At Sandgate

The Golden Ticket

The Golden Ticket
12 months of grief for this little baby

Next stop, Sunny Brizzy

Next stop, Sunny Brizzy

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