Rottnest and the Quokkas

When I were a wee lass… just a few short years ago… I had a friend named Weapon, who told me stories of the Quokkas on Rottnest Island. I wasn’t going to be in his home town, and not go and see the quokkas. Poor Himself didn’t have a chance.

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Other than wanting to go, this side excursion was mostly unplanned. So it was off to the concierge asking him to wield his magic for us! (I love a good concierge! They can do anything!) Would you like to know more?

Feel the Serenity

In days full of sunshine and fresh air, Himself and I love to be out in it and absorbing the vitamin D. We miss it in the northern hemisphere winters.

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We may have absorbed a little too much, and possibly gotten more burnt than intended, but at the time, it was totally worth it! Would you like to know more?

Kaiteriteri, New Zealand

When you find yourself in a seaside town one of the best things you can do is to get yourself a boat and go exploring.

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Find yourself a cove that has no one else in it and you can sit with friends and have a picnic lunch! Would you like to know more?

Christchurch – Part 4

Yep. Robinsons Bay. One of the many places we are blessed enough to consider home.

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The silence was something that both Himself and I wished to reacquaint ourselves with. That night we sat there in silence, sipping on a nice red wine, munching our sandwiches, and contemplating the larger, and smaller questions of life. Would you like to know more?

Ghoti Travels Pt4

Yes we did it. We snorkeled on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Not only that, we did it on a day with a severe wind warning! Choppy doesn’t begin to describe the trip back! But the trip out was akin to the Manly Ferry going through the heads.

We went with Quicksilver to the Agincourt Reef, and I can’t recommend them highly enough!

As you step in the water is teeming with fish. Even on the steps off the pontoon!



Himself has an underwater camera, and mine was underwater equipped for the expedition.


What with the severe wind warning, the water was choppier than expected when you were out swimming in it!


But there was so much to see!



We only got out of the water long enough to eat lunch in the middle of the day, and while that settled did the tour on the semi-submersible. Only on that boat did we see a shark or sea turtle.



Before you knew it the horns were sounding to drag everyone in from the water to take the hour and a half long journey back to dock. But there was time to get submerged in one last fish feeding frenzy!


Just one more entry to come in the tales of our adventure!