Sunday, October 24, 2010

Point Walter Slideshow

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Point Walter Jetty

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A quick BBQ after work - Roast potatoes included

Master Chef Jaapie at work...with some Marlborough Oyster Bay to help things along.

Karin and I posing while Karla takes a snap. Check out that ex-Newdegate apron!

BBQ Roast potatoes, grilled button mushrooms and beef snags. Mmmm!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Old AWTA & Grolsch

Karla & Eugene playing with Playdoh under the back verandah.

With the furniture here the place is finally starting to feel like home.
Unbelievable how much one can miss a couch!

Karin relaxing in the kitchen while we wait for Amanda, her old friend from Napier who lives in Mandurah.

Beer anyone? My favorite (Grolsch) and Andrew & Rob's favorite, Double-X Double-X.

C'mon guys, come help me out with this stuff. I'll even throw in some boerewors!

Karla & Eugene's bed-room. Karin's mum and my sister are visiting soon, so for now they are sharing.

The old AWTA lab in the heart of Fremantle. Brings back many memories.

I liked the light, but actually needed a graduated filter to do it justice. Next time.

A final artsy-fartsy image...

Monday, October 11, 2010

A great quote...

Minnie Louise Haskins, circa 1875

"I said to the man who stood at the gate of the future: "Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown." And he replied: "Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than a light, and safer than a known way."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

B&W six-by-six inch

Eugene & his standard wake-up beverage, Milo.

Karin & Eugene (Karla was playing Nintedo).

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fremantle Maritime Museum & Port

We spent most of today down in Fremantle at both the port and also the Maritime Museum. Following this we stopped for a quick coffee before heading home to let Eugene take his arfo nap.

The coffee shop also has an art gallery attached to it. This picture shows one of the rooms full of paintings. Very nice, and a lot like Ujazi in Napier!
One of the many, many ships entering and leaving the busy local port. Perhaps our furniture was hidding in there somewhere, haha!

One of several images from inside the Maritime Museum. This one shows a whaling boat and a view into the main display area of the museum.

One of the main attractions is a now retired Australian Navy submarine. Very impressive.

Some of the many yachts on display. At far-right is the yacht that won Australia the America's Cup in the 80's.
A 4 meter long shark suspended in a huge tank full of glycerol. It has just been put on display, so still has no lights inside the tank, so it was quite dark.

Have you ever wondered how a torpedo exits a sub. Wonder no more...

Eugene the Jaapie-Shark

Karla on a rowing machine which gauges your performance against that of an experienced rower.

...I was a little tired after this effort, haha!

Go babes!!!!

Another photo taken at the coffee shop/gallery.

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Karin's favorite picture of the day.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The local soil

Something you notice here is the beach-like sand in most areas of Perth/Fremantle. It is a tan colour and water just runs pretty much straight through it. I snapped some pics yesterday while lying in the drive-way, just relaxing. I wish I had a 16-35mm f/2.8L or 70-200mm f/2.8L though....hopefully in time.

A small ant-hill showing the underlying soil colour.

Slightly later in the day, so the colours are slightly deeper and more saturated.

Eugene on his bike.

A kids AFL ball. I love kicking it. It fly's ultra-high, but I normally have a sore knee the next day.
I must get it fixed!

A "bossie" on the front lawn. I just liked the photo, so here it is...