Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kayaking in Sydney

Sydney rests on one of the greatest harbors in the world. There are heaps of little inlets, beaches, and cliffs all around the city. With all this gorgeous water around there is no doubt tons of ways to enjoy it. Last weekend we rented some kayaks to join in on the fun.





We rented from Sydney Harbour Kayaks in Mosman.  

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is full of beautiful scenery. There are tiny beaches, epic cliffs, an old seaside graveyard, and even lawn bowling. We did the walk in a few hours and took our time taking in sights and stopping to get lunch along the way. It was a nice way to spend a sunny spring afternoon. I hope you enjoy the photos! :)

Bondi Beach










Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Past Month

Well, I haven't blogged in a while. We've been so busy just living life and settling in our routines. Here are some things I've been doing lately. (It's a bit random! :)


We went out to visit Manly, taking the ferry to get there. Almost everyone had told us we had to go see it so we did. It was beautiful, but we forgot our camera. Whoops! I did happen to take a couple Instagram shots on my phone (above). 

Bondi to Coogee coastal walk
We walked the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk which was absolutely beautiful. It made for a great afternoon and there were places to swim and eat all along the way. It'd be cool to do it again when it's really hot and just hop in the sea every so often to cool down. (Side Note: There are actually quite a few of these coastal walks around Sydney. I walked a different one a while back in Vaucluse with the boys I babysit and it was gorgeous as well, with views of the opera house and the harbour bridge in the distance.)

I started oil painting and have a lot of ideas of things I want to paint. It's really fun to mix the colors and think about the layout and overall design of each piece. I've been checking out books from the library about art history and how to draw/paint. 

Also from the library, I checked out some world history books. I was looking into the State Department and working at US embassies around the world. You have to pass a pretty tough test to even be considered. I found a couple books from their reading list and I am actually enjoying them. I've always liked history and reading history in a non-fiction book is much more interesting than reading a school textbook. 


We went to see Australian Rules Football, affectionately named "footy", at the Olympic Stadium. It was super fun! The game is really easy to understand and follow so I was able to know what was going on pretty much all the time. That's not something I can say about a lot of other sports I've seen!

It rained like mad last weekend and into the early weekdays. It was nice when I got to stay home and listen to the drops fall from the comfort of my cozy bed. It was not so nice when I had to walk in it to work.

Other than that storm that passed through, the weather has been beautiful and warm in the 70's and sunny. I always take the boys I babysit out for adventures to playgrounds, parks, the library, or the museum and we always talk about what a beautiful day is. They are so cute. I feel lucky to be working with such a great family.

Coming up this weekend, we're planning on going to the Australian Museum Friday night (it's free for Art and About Sydney) and then kayaking on Saturday. It's looking to be a good weekend! :)