Sunday, November 12, 2006

Santorini


So the Adventure here was sleeping on the boat when she was rearing like a horse due to the wind and the fact we had more than 200mtrs below us. We were tied to a floating bouy and alan spent most of the two days in the dingy rowing back and forth to the knots he had secured. As amazing as sailing into a volcano was, I wouldn't do it again!
All seemed happy and calm on top in the village, it was hard to me to leave to return to our bucking bronco.

Mum didn't, she piked it and slept in a hotel. More to the point it was too dangerous for her to board the boat from the dingy in the huge swell, she had already fallen out once that day!
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My Art Teacher




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A taste of Greece


Greece is really easy to photograph, not so easy to paint. When Ma came out onto the boat she treated me to a painting lesson. Meet my teacher and take a good look at the work cos I aint never going to frame it.

The exciting stories of this season really only happened whilst mum was on board, exciting isn't really a good description...scarey, yeah that's better. I didn't find hitting a reef or another boat exciting.

Ma had the gang plank collapse under her and I had to dive in chilly water to recover an electrical device she actually thought might work again.
This summer was made up of high winds, intense heat and very lazy days. I vote for Turkey for being more interesting, prettier and far friendlier than Greece, yet my pictures of Greece look more impressive than Turkey. Posted by Picasa

In Case you were wondering....yes, still in love.


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A whole summer has gone and now the boat is funny enough, back where we left her last year. Our plans of heading East to Australia changed after the war broke out between Isreal and Lebbanon. We'll take the risk with desperate pirates but not with political wars. So we did Turkey and the Greek islands for 6 months.

Celeste looked after us yet again, she was working her tail off opening a new pub for her bosses and hasn't got a problem getting down and dirty with the tasks required of renovating a classic building.
It was great to catch up with Celeste and Lee, as well as Katie and Laura who have both returned from their individual oversea ventures.

All the more wiser and experienced are going to be joining us on the boat next year again. Here alan is showing them where we plan to go and where we have been. I should of recorded it, would of saved me time writing!


It was great to have a few wines with good ole Kel Kel, this was at the end of the night when I have great footage of her pole dancing.
It's not always easy or convenient when we come stay in England and we super appreciate the blow up beds and the minor life adjustments that have to be made when we turn up. So THANKS HEAPS! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's nearly XMAS AGAIN!





Where has the year gone?

Not the easiest thing to update the blog whilst on our travels. Apologies but you all know where we are and what we are doing anyway...if not WELL>>>>>>>>>

We worked our 'happy fat' off in the winter season. Made fantastic friends. Conquered Blackcomb mountain and Whistler mountain and saw our first wild bears.

Finally the five month adventure in Canada came to an end and we put our baby back into the Greek waters to explore the famous Greek islands and the beautiful Turkish coast line.

It was great, it recharged our batteries to be in the sun again. I enjoyed it so much I began dreading heading into another winter season, which was planning to be our last. A position Alan was promised fell through and I took this opportunity to take us back to Australia. It was the day after we arrived when Alan received the email telling him there were new positions available for both of us with different a company in either Italy or Spain but we are sooo comfortable where we are, we ain't doin it!

Of all the folks who were going to join us on the boat, only my ma and our mate John turned up to battle the high seas. They brought good laughs, took many photos and were a real treat to have on board.

The plans now? Who knows. It'll probably be another year before I can update it onto the blog!

It's nearly XMAS AGAIN!





Where has the year gone?

Not the easiest thing to update the blog whilst on our travels. Apologies but you all know where we are and what we are doing anyway...if not WELL>>>>>>>>>

We worked our 'happy fat' off in the winter season. Made fantastic friends. Conquered Blackcomb mountain and Whistler mountain and saw our first wild bears.

Finally the five month adventure in Canada came to an end and we put our baby back into the Greek waters to explore the famous Greek islands and the beautiful Turkish coast line.

It was great, it recharged our batteries to be in the sun again. I enjoyed it so much I began dreading heading into another winter season, which was planning to be our last. A position Alan was promised fell through and I took this opportunity to take us back to Australia. It was the day after we arrived when Alan received the email telling him there were new positions available for both of us with different a company in either Italy or Spain but we are sooo comfortable where we are, we ain't doin it!

Of all the folks who were going to join us on the boat, only my ma and our mate John turned up to battle the high seas. They brought good laughs, took many photos and were a real treat to have on board.

The plans now? Who knows. It'll probably be another year before I can update it onto the blog!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Xmas Eve

Just a quiet one this year, yeah, stayed at home, behaved oursleves, left the drinking for the others and really enjoyed staring at the walls.



Noooooooooooottttttttttttttttt!!!

Only a few picies cos after this bar my camera got really blurry and the room swayed and 'loud noises' ruined my concentration.

So sad to say I don't have photos of Alan dancing on the podium, or everyone else for that matter, or the view of everyone cheering happy birthday to George who celebrated at midnight his...um..well he's younger than me. I'm sorry I can't remember, it wasn't until months later I even remembered we went out that night let alone to a birthday party!

A Family Affair




We had the pleasure of having Katie and Laura spending Xmas with us. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself and laughed so hard during the nights we spent playing Sharades. Quality.
I gave Alan something that put him just that little bit closer to his dream of being a cowboy...when and where he chooses to wear it is questionable though.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Can't you just hear the music?










Saturday, April 29, 2006

Blame Canada, Blame Canada....

THE Seb.

Whistler, Canada is our new home from December to May. We have triple the work load this season for there are three chalets to manage, and a staff member less due to capacity down 50%. Less people doesn't by any means make it less work and of the three staff we have, Cat, Hannah and Erika, only Erika has had experience in this game.

During the first week here it felt like we never properly got over the plane trip that incidently was delayed for 24hrs. We weren't really given the proper details of what we were walking into and relied heavily on the previous manager, Mark.

Rather than re-live the stress and headaches of our tasks and duties I'll skip straight to telling about the party's that were held by the village companies hosted with free food and alcohol! It was a week's worth of drinking and dancing with the same people in different locations all over the village with the chance of winning things. Alan scored a $70 shirt and I got a baseball cap!

These parties were great cos we got to de-stress and let loose, the week just went too quick. Just glad we have the whole season to play with our new friends, by the way...meet Seb.