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First Dive Day

Wheeeeee! What a ride! Our first dive in the waters off Lembongan was in a ripping current. We flew over the coral and sponges and fish. The second dive of the morning was more pedestrian in a gentle current. Murray … Continue reading

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To Sanur then Nusa Lembongan

We have had a couple of travel days and a no WIFI evening. Yesterday, Made Sudarta, drove us to Sanur, a seaside beach town in southeast Bali. On the map, it looks to be a part of Denpasar’s metropolitan area. … Continue reading

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Off to the Countryside

Yesterday Murray arranged with Made Sudarta, a local taxi driver, to take us on a little adventure. Made (pronounced Mad-ee) picks us up at 9:30 and we are off! Our first stop is Pura Tasman Amun, a temple built in … Continue reading

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Debbie does Batik!

This summer, my friends and I really immersed ourselves into Shibori inspired tie dyeing. We tie dyed shirts and onesies and tea towels and bags and fabric. It was great fun, especially the part where we unwrapped our item and … Continue reading

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“Admin” Morning, Exploring in the Afternoon

Yesterday, we found out one of our Lion Air fights had been cancelled. We tried to reschedule the flight and the connecting flights but their website wasn’t cooperating and, since it was Sunday, we couldn’t phone them. Thus, it was … Continue reading

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Views around the Gold Coast

We have been toodling around the Gold Coast for the past few days doing our own thing while M&D work. Twice we walked, rode the bus then the tram and walked to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre to swim. This … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Birds

The birds we see, and hear, from the deck in M&D’s backyard and all around the Gold Coast are incredible! Not the usual sparrow, chickadee, goose, magpie or blue jay. We have also seen Lorikeets, Cockatoos and so many other … Continue reading

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Tourists on the Gold Coast

Yesterday we visited the Art Gallery at HOTA (Home of the Arts) in Surfers Paradise. The Art Gallery was constructed since our last visit here. We strolled through 4 floors of artwork and saw works featuring the Aboriginal people and … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Pottsville

Both M&D have the day off today so we all pile into the car and head south to Pottsville, in New South Wales. It is about a 40 minute drive on the M1 highway. Our first stop is Hastings Point … Continue reading

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Arrived!

I am sitting in my son and daughter-in-law’s (M&D) dining room in Robina, Queensland. The two flights from Edmonton, through Vancouver, to Brisbane where uneventful. The 14 1/2 hour flight across the Pacific was slightly gruelling, but watching three movies … Continue reading

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