Today was Australia Day for 2009. We observed a quiet Australia Day,
but in the evening we took a picnic tea & ate it in a park on the
edge of Lake Burley Griffin just near Lennox Park. After we ate tea, we
went for a bit of a drive & ended up on top of Mount Ainslie. There
were a couple of bushfires around the ACT, one near Goulbourn & the
other near Batemans Bay, so the photos we took are hazy from the smoke
in the air. The photos are here.
Tonight we went for a walk along the edge of Lake Burley Griffin near
the National Gallery, High Court & Questacon. I had my first
attempt at night time photography without a flash, the pictures are here.
Today, we went & had tea down by Lake Burley Griffin. The photos are here.
Betty, Renee & I flew out to Cairns on Eater Friday to spend a week
with our older daughter before taking another week to drive from Cairns
down to Brisbane to fly back to Canberra. We had a great time,
& were pleasantly surprised when our hotel room at Cairns was
upgraded to a better room free of charge & then when the rental
Falcon we'd booked was upgraded to an Audi A6, once again at no cost to
us. The pictures are here.
of August. Betty & I went for a walk down both sides of Anzac
Avenue in Canberra today to have a look at all the memorial for the
different wars Australian servicemen & service women have fought
in. You can see the photos here.
went on a 11 day school excursion to Central Australia starting on the
21st of September. She took lots of pictures & they are here.
year we celebrated Christmas in Canberra with the Hocking side of the
family. Everyone was there except for my niece, hopefully next time she
can make it. The pictures are here.
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