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Saturday, January 12, 2019

A BREAK ON A BREAK

Finally after a Christmas break and a trip away I am back at the computer and have mustered up some enthusiasm to blog again.
After enjoying a round of Christmas parties with various clubs and in the village, our daughter and SIL from Sydney came to stay for Christmas. Then we all flew to Sydney for a night at their apartment. The next day we all drove to Canberra and stayed in a nice hotel before continuing our drive to Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains. Here we met up with our other daughter, SIL and two grandsons where we all stayed in a nice holiday house on the edge of Lake Jindabyne. We spent the days hiking and kayaking until I broke my ankle. My ambition of walking to the summit of Mt Kosciusko (the highest mountain in Australia) had been dashed. I was so disappointed. However, I managed a few photos with my phone.
The view of the Pacific Ocean from Carol and David's apartment in Vaucluse, Sydney. I took a short walk along the path called the Federation Cliff Walk, which winds its way around the clifftops from Watson's Bay to Bondi.




The next day we were off to Canberra, the capital of Australia.
Carol and David are into jogging so they got up early to beat the 35°C/95°F heat and jogged part way around Lake Burley Griffin, named after the designer of the city.
The National Carillon is a 50 metre tall tower, located on Aspen Island on Lake Burley Griffin. Inside the tower are 55 bells, which can be heard chiming around the lake every fifteen minutes. Each bell weighs between seven kilograms and six tonnes, each one creating their own unique sound that can be played by a professional Carillonist.
In the distance on the right is the giant flag pole on top of Parliament House.

(To be continued)

24 comments:

  1. i hope your leg heals quickly and it's not too painful. gorgeous photos of a lovely part of the country. you'll be up and around in no time climbing mountains etc :)

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  2. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Some lovely photos there with some particularly impressive cliffs.

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  3. That is sad to be handicapped on such a nice holliday. But you were able to show us some nice photos anyway. Hope your ankle has recovered by now.

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  4. Wonderful photographs Diane and lovely to have your blog pop up again.

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  5. Beautiful photos :) Now breaking your ankle when you wanted to hike was unfortunate. Hope your recover soon Diane.

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  6. What stunning photos from the area where your daughter lives...children, Sydney Vaucluse views, children, Sydney Vaucluse views. You can can probably guess which I would have gone for. How awful about you broken ankle. I hope it heals quickly, but to be frank, past a certain age things don't heal so well and fast. I know already. I have never heard about the National Carillon. I look forward to hearing more about Canberra and your whole family together.

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  7. the views from their apartment are absolutely stunning.. wow! so beautiful. love all that rock. I could not live in one of those houses because of my fear of heights but I sure like the look. sorry you missed hiking up where you wanted to go.... but you did get fantastic fotos…

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  8. Your vacation sounds heavenly and the views were spectacular, but boo hoo to the broken ankle. I hear they take a while to heal, so relax and do a lot of reading!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.
    Your vacation sounds wonderful but I am sorry about the ankle. I do hope you have a speedy recovery.
    The photos are beautiful. Your country has always been on my bucket list. It's still a far off dream though.

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  10. Ouch on the broken ankle, speedy healing to you Diane. Glad you were able to enjoy time with your family and take these lovely photos to share with us. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  11. Oh no, your broken ankle sounds like really bad luck, especially when you were on holiday. Hope you soon heal and can get around. Great photos anyway.

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  12. Lovely scenery in that area, but then again lovely scenery in Australia :)
    Good to spend holidays with the family.
    Hope your break heals beautifully.

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  13. Welcome back Diane. Such a pain about your ankle but it seems to me that it didn't slow you down that much, you still got some super shots and had a wonderful time with your family, excellent ✨

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  14. What a beautiful place ! I saw some pictures on Facebook I guess, I have not so much time for that. Wonderful to be all together for Christmas !

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  15. I'm sorry to hear about your ankle, but you got some beautiful photos from Sydney and Canberra. I hope your ankle heals quickly.

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  16. The view from your daughter and son-in-law’s apartment in Sydney is so wonderful. A good spot to heal your broken ankle while enjoying the view! I hope it heals quickly. Such a shame on such a wonderful family trip.

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  17. Beautiful photos and so jealous of you weather wish we were there. Take care t'other Diane

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  18. Such beautiful photographs.
    Sorry to read about your ankle, my good wishes for a speedy recovery.

    All the best Jan

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  19. I read this post after the one that follows. Ouch, you broke your ankle! So sorry to hear and how disappointed you must feel.

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  20. Oh no, I guess now I do know at least some of the rest ...(I’m catching up, backwards). Yikes I hope your ankle is healed well, or at least well on the way. Every place you ever go looks beautiful !

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  21. Looks like such a beautiful place, Diana. What a nice way to spend the holiday season and with family as well.

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  22. You certainly got some wonderful shots with you phone, Diane. And, what a lovely place to stay.

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  23. I'm catching up too...
    these are incredible photos Diane - the amazing places that people live. Their views must be fabulous!

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