Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Blue Mountains

On the 2nd of January we made this beautiful trip to the blue mountains. First we went to the "Valley of the Waters" with beautiful waterfalls and then to the famous Three Sisters.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Perth -- Western Australia

From the 25th of December to the 1st of January I was in Perth, WA. I visited a friend from Norway there and could see a bit of Perth. It's quite different in the West, more dry and hotter.
We had some days with up to 39 degrees. Here some pictures:

a few minutes after takeoff; sydney from the air :)

Arrival in Perth in the evening

On that day Conrad, the friend I was staying with organized a bushwalk with some other youth. The bush looks quite different though from what I am used to.

After the walk we jumped int this beautiful natural pool. It was wonderful refreshing :)
On that very morning we went for the walk ther was the second deadly shark attack in Australia for 2008 just close to Perth. Reality is that because I came over to Perth, conrad organised this bushwalk. Some of the boys had planed to go to that beach on that morning where the shark attack took palce, but because they where invited by Conrad they decided not to go. I believe this was God's providence!

imprisoned in Freemantle;)

Sabine, wife of Conrad with Hannah and Tabita (from l. to. r)
beach and harbour at Freemantle
Oscar and me
This is Perth
The very young ones enjoy playing cricket!
Conrad catched the ball
the famous Cottesloe Beach
jellyfishes in an aquarium
One day at the beach, about 1 hour north of Perth
on new years eve :)
waiting for the new year
On my flight back to Sydney. Somewhere over the desert of NSW

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas in Australia

Renee and me at her mum's place

Woy Woy north of Sydney where I stayed for one and a half days with Rodel

A "flying fox" in the botanical garden in Sydney

Me looking towards the opera house and harbour bridge