Boat Harbour Beach

During the past weekend we were invited by an old friend of Mike to meet him at an off leash beach just slightly south of Sydney, and this is what happened:

I lifted numerous stones searching for crabs, and although I found a few they looked very ugly compared to this dead one. I had never seen anything like it!

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Mike did the Y.M.C.A dance.

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When he wasn’t in the water, Munson was busy digging holes or rolling around in the sand.

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I saw a giant pelican. Before last weekend I had never seen one but on tv, and now I’ve seen two! Standing like that, it didn’t seem very big, but once it spread its wings to fly off it was obvious that that wasn’t the case.

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It sat on a little stone for about 20 minutes before it left.

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All in all, it was a beautiful day.

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A sunny day by the sea

It was Sunday morning and after a big breakfast Mike suggested that we would drive out to Coogee which is in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. While I had been to Bondi and Bronte beach earlier, I had never been to Coogee before yesterday. We parked close to the beach and let Munson had a quick run at the off leach doggie park before we slowly walked along the ocean. We passed two sea pools, one open to everyone and one only for women.  The tiny island you can see below is called Wedding Cake Island, don’t ask me why.

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After a rather disappointing coffee we drove 10 min up the coast to the tiny peninsula of Clovelly. It’s basically just a big parking lot surrounded by rocks shaped by the ocean.

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We walked around for good 30 minutes or so and made sure to breath in as much fresh air coming from the ocean as possible before we returned to our inner west.

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Everything is in its right place..

  …Well, almost. We still have a few boxes sitting around waiting to be unpacked. But most of them either contains DVD’s or books, otherwise everything seems to float to its right place, fast or slow. The coffee machine is on repair and even if we probably have the best coffee shop in Sydney just around the corner, it’ll still be very nice to be able to enjoy a cup of coffee without having to pay 3,5 dollars (ca 23 kr) for every cup. For a couple of days we thought that the SONOS sound system had lost its way somewhere along the way from France but Mike found it in a box the other day.

This is how most of the house is looking at the moment

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Pictures of boxes in a corridor isn’t very exciting so I’d like to share this street art of a dalmatian I came across last weekend. I think it looks really cool.

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Furniture

Better late than ever our furniture finally arrived yesterday morning. We got up early to do some last minute tidying while eagerly waiting for the truck with the container to arrive.

Calm before the storm

The truck arrived on a somewhat schedule time at 08.30 and we weren’t lazy at getting things from the container and into the house. Since Mike clearly is the one with most experience in moving he took the responsibility in making sure every single box was carried to its right place in the house while I started to unwrap everything from paintings to the bed frame. And it was with precaution that I unwrapped our precious Moomin mugs.

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I’d say that the movers carried out about 25 boxes full of books from the container. One of the movers asked Mike if he had read them all….Maybe one day he will.

It was truly great to get all the stuff back again and I’m glad that it doesn’t feel as if we are camping in our own house anymore. As I haven’t been playing my PS3 since we left the farm my fingers were itching a little bit to sit down and play for a while but sadly somewhere along the way our TV decided kick the bucket. It isn’t really the end of the world, I barely any time to play videogames anymore and there were things that I had missed more than it, such as the bed, cookware and somewhere to sit and relax besides the chair next to the borrowed picnic table.