Saturday, July 28, 2007

Saturday evening at the Darwin Sailing Club

A return to the Darwin Sailing Club and Hugh met Jayshree and Peter for the first time.
We joined some of the sailing fraternity including Julie and Ross.
Sunset Darwin Sailing Club
Hugh and Peter
Jayshree and Hugh

Friday, July 27, 2007

Work to be done!

Hugh will work on getting his monster ute looking good as funds allow.
Hugh working on his car

A room for guests.

Finally got the guest room set up and we now have room for visitors from down south.
The guest room

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A meal at the Darwin Sailing Club

A good night chatting with friends at The Darwin Sailing Club.
The trademark Dry season sunset was great.
I dined with Jayshree and Peter.
Sailing Club Sunset
Enjoying the Darwin Sailing Club
Sailing Club Sunset

More from the ALIA Garden Party these from Jayshree

Rod and Jessie
Chinese Garden
Sue and Margaret
ALIA TopEnd Garden Party 2007
Self, Cathy and Sue
Maryanne and Andrea
ALIA TopEnd Garden Party 2007
ALIA TopEnd Garden Party 2007 J

ALIA Top End Garden Party July 2007

A pleasant evening at the ALIA Top End Garden Party which was held in the Chinese Gardens at Charles Darwin University with a really good attendance from the library and information sector of Darwin.
Great networking opportunity and nice nibbles and drinks as the sunset.

Andrea and Maryanne
Di and Sue

Jayshree, Linda,Nicolle
Leigh, Marg, Jo, Jessie, Jayshree
Jo, Colleen
Peter, Jayshree
Barbara, Lynn
Emma , Cathy

Monday, July 23, 2007

Ah , the Territory life

Sun, pool and a 4WD for the weekend!
Hugh and I can go out bush! With room for tourists....
Hilux in the drive
Looking better

Found in the pool and rescued

Hugh was cleaning the pool and found this little guy.
Found in the pool

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday at Mindil

After some time in the pool at home, Hugh and I went to Mindil. Hugh enjoyed a swim in the city (something a lot of locals won't do!) and we then had a feast of food and music. The sunset was great, a Mindil tradition...
Mindil Beach Sunset
Mindil Beach Sunset
Mindil Market
Mindil Market

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Our house

The house
Front garden including the pool
Hugh starts his new job today and on Saturday we moved to our house in one of the northern suburbs of Darwin, quite near to the university. The pool will be great when the "buildup" hits us in a few months time.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Corroboree Tavern

This is Brutus one of the locals at the Corroboree Park Tavern! He is a 4 metre Saltwater crocodile.
"Brutus" Saltie @ Cooroboree
Brutus at Corroboreee Park Tavern
Brutus at Corroboreee Park Tavern
Brutus at Corroboreee Park Tavern

Back to the bush

I know I'm back in the Territory having made my first trip to Fogg Dam and then Corroboree Park Tavern for 2007.
It was interesting to see this Egret eating a frog, something that I have had as a cartoon etc. The idea of not giving up was a bit late for this frog! See this link for my comments last year
Frog Meal at Fogg Dam(or give up now?)
Water Lily at Fogg Dam
Water Lily at Fogg Dam
Fogg  Dam
Hugh at Fogg Dam
Hugh is loving the warmth of Darwin, he is swimming most days, even in the sea. He gave the water of Fogg Dam a miss though.