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Transcontinental Road Trip Day #2

Day 2 of our big road trip took us from Mildura to Adelaide. But not before we’d had an alfresco breakfast at Stefano’s bakery cafe and taken a ride on a paddle steamer on the Mighty Murray.   (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #1

Yuki and I picked up our car in Melbourne, and started driving back to Perth.  Day 1 took us from Melbourne to Mildura, via Bendigo & Swan Hill.   (more…)

夏はBBQ!

家の中庭ではバベキュー・セットがあります。オーストラリアで人気で、週に一回以上に使われています。 (more…)

夏の夕焼け

今夜の夕焼けは美しかったです。散歩する時に携帯のカメラで撮った写真です。 (more…)

家からの「オーストラリアの日」の花火

1月26日は「オーストラリアの日」(国民の祝日)で、メルボルン市内で花火が行いました。はしごで家の後の柵に上って、こんな景色がありました。近くにあるビルや看板がちょっと邪魔でしたが、やや良く見えました。 (more…)

ボートハウスへの夏の日曜日の散歩

今日はのんびりの夏の日曜日の散歩として、家から「Fairfield Boathouse」まで歩いて行きました。公園経由に散歩して、1.5km位で、片道で30分間位かかります。 (more…)

Ada Tree & the timber tramways

When I was back in Australia for the Christmas/New Year break, my Dad and I had a day up in the tall timber mountain ash forest east of Melbourne, at one of our favourite locations – the Ada Tree and the surrounding forest that was once home to sawmills and timber tramway lines in the 1930s.  The remnants of the sawmilling days are rusting and rotting away in the forest, accompanied by some lyrebirds and trillions of little leeches.  We heard the lyrebirds while the leeches ate us. (more…)

New Years Eve from Collingwood

Back in Melbourne for Christmas & New Years, I was on top of a rooftop deck in Collingwood with a prime view of the fireworks at midnight. Happy New Year 2009. (more…)

MCG

Went to the Boxing Day test on Sat and saw Australia’s only good day. By the way, blogging from mobile phone seems to be back! (more…)

Autumn in my backyard

The weeping maple tree in my backyard is currently in its full autumn colours. (more…)