21 December 2012

At the end of the world, we went for a ride

Took Eve for a ride along the Yarra River, to watch the end of the Mayan calendar and the Great Galactic Alignment.

At 11am, the moment that was said to be the alignment, Eve nursed a guinea pig and I rare feeling of contentedness.

20 December 2012

Maya is born

Maya Rae was born at 10am on 18 Dec 2012 after a 1 and 1/2 hour labor, weighing in at 3.4kg.

I put in a garden in honour

We had a picnic the next day, in the same place we had a picnic the night before, and buried the placenta.

And got one more photo for the animated GIF

01 December 2012

Ocean swimming in Melbourne, we miss Darwin

Here's a photo of Eve, that may as well be Darwin. Ocean side down here is nothing like the Top End, but Eve carries the spirit.

10 November 2012

A desperate search for snow, but a lovely camp out

Ron picked me up on Friday arvo, and we head into the Upper Murray, approaching the Main Range from the West. We camped at Tom Groggin first night.

Caught the lift up from Thredbo the next morning, and trekked up Mt Kosciusko, then across toward Mt Townsend, in search of skiable snow. We found a few runs, but it was pretty sparse. 

We missed the lift back down, the walk hurt. Drove round to Island Bend where we met Thor, Robbie and Karen and a few others. They'd set up Thor's hot tub next to the Snowy River, and at about midnight I overcame my phobia of sharing a bath, and enjoyed a sensational experience under the Milky Way drinking a beer.