Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More Pictures from Manly & Sydney

Here's a picture of the Corso and the entrance to the beach. This was taken from our favorite happy hour spot. We like to sit up here for a few drinks after a day at the beach and watch the crowds below.
Since it was cloudy one morning, we went in to the city. Here's a picture of the Opera House and the Queen Elizabeth II docked in Sydney. It just finished it's last cruise for Cunnard Lines and will now be traveling to Dubai to become a floating hotel.
This picture is on George St. which is near the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are a lot of cool shops in this area.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sights from Manly Beach Australia

We flew from Christchurch to Sydney on Friday the 22nd and have been staying at a rental apartment on Manly Beach. We'll be here until the 3rd. Up until today we've been blessed with some beautiful weather so we've been able to replace our pasty white Antarctica bodies with nice tans.

Here are a few pictures from our time here so far. The first is a picture of us with our friend Rachel. Dave met her years ago in Scotland and has stayed with her in the past when visiting Sydney. She is currently working in London, but happened to fly back for a wedding the same day we arrived, and was able to squeeze in an afternoon with us for drinks at the wharf.
Kayaks for rent at the Manly Wharf.
Two Lorikeets were on our balcony one morning.
Kelly on Manly Beach.
Dave coming back from a walk along the beach.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kaikoura and Christchurch

After spending two nights in Picton, we drove to the town of Kaikoura on Wednesday. Here's Kelly with a fur seal near Kaikoura.
The beautiful view along the water near Kaikoura.
The beach and mountains in the town of Kaikoura.
Flower in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens.
Dahlias in the Botanical Gardens.

Back in New Zealand

Here we are on our flight back to Christchurch with our friends Wendy and Julie.
This is the view from our holiday home in Picton. It was a great place and yes, we had our own pool.
The view of Picton from the Queen Charlotte Drive.
Water view from a hike we did on the Queen Charlotte Track.
View of the harbour from the Picton waterfront.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dave at the South Pole

I had a chance to get back to the South Pole for a two hour visit earlier this month. Since I had been there before, I got to escort a group of employees who had never been there before. Due to the fact that we were caught up on sending cargo they needed, they allowed us to send a couple of flights a week with people as a reward of sorts to those people who wanted a chance to get there.
Dave at the ceremonial South Pole
The Ten Meter Telescope which has been built over the course of the past few years. We sent all these parts down on LC-130 flights.