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Monday, April 30, 2007

Day 2. No land in sight

All of Sunday was at sea, with no land at all in sight. It's amazing to look in any direction and just see the horizon.

About the only exception to that was when the captain pointed out a whale just before breakfast. We're all eating too much.

Liz and I love the kids club, and so do Harrison and Lilly most of the time.

Sam and Stephen spend most of the day exploring the ship. Steve won a gold tournament but he's not alowed to play in the "Australian Open" finals because he's not over 18. They discovered the teen club last night, so that will add more things for them to do.

I'll upload some photos of Noumea tomorrow.


Look Ma, no Land!

The view from the Front
Standing up at the pointy end of the ship, looking backwards. Gives you a nice view of some of the life boats and the huge wake trailing us.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Day 1 at sea

Here's some pictures from our first day at sea.

The bridge behind Liz is the Gateway Bridge on the way out of Brisbane.

We're all having a great time.

More pictures tomorrow.


Under the Gateway Bidge.

Harrison & Lilly on the way out of Brisbane

Having a great time at dinner

The corridors on this ship go for ages!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Sail Away!

We're going on a cruise tomorrow. Watch this space and I'll try to email some photos each day.

Pacific Star Webcam

The cruise is on Pacific Star and visits Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila.

We're all very excited about it. I'm looking forward to being out of mobile phone range for a week.

P&O Publishes a Web Cam if each ship in their fleet. This picture is a view from the bridge of Pacific Star at the moment. If you refresh your browser every minute you'll see a fresh picture. The best times of day to view are during Australian daylight hours, i.e. GMT 2100 to about GMT 0800.

Click on the picture for a better view.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Redcliffe Sunset

I never thought you'd be able to see the sun set over the water in South-East Queensland, considering the fact that it's on the east coast of Australia.
I took this photo of the sunset from Scarborough on the northern tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula across the road from the Marina, looking north-west over Deception Bay.
It's much more picturesque when you see it with your own eyes - the Glasshouse Mountains off to the north (not visible in this photo) look spectacular.
I can't think if many other places in the area where you can see sunsets over the water like this from the mainland.
Well worth the effort!

Dragon in the Sand

We visited the "Festival of Sails" at Redcliffe on Friday and watched the launch of the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
The place was packed with visitors, but one thing that really impressed us was this sand sculture of a Dragon and some Dolphins. The Dragon has some file coming out of his nostrils. It looks amazing.
Dennis Massoud, aka "Sandman", who does these sculptures is there every year, and he's available for parties and functions. He's a world champion at his craft.