Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Monday 5th August

Well, what a day we had today!  A Humpback whale observed from Adler Bay, a breaching Orca and Humpback whale, spyhopping, tail slaps, and lots more!  Pics to be uploaded later, but here are a few of our friendly eagle pair.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Beautiful British Columbia

Whilst the weather is rather gloomy at present, that does not detract from the beauty of this place.  I could sit here all day simply taking in the surrounds!

I missed seeing a Humpback swim right past the bay last evening, however we were celebrating Jared's birthday and Christie cooked an amazing meal, it was a great night also spent with Mos, Dave and Leslie.

I am amazed at the number of Humpback whales now in the area and the fact that there are a lot more transient sightings too.

I'm including some photos however, as I am not having much luck with my zoom, I'm relying on using Mos's camera when not in use, so some of the following are mine although I didn't get the spyhop!

Simply adore these two Bald eagles who visit twice a day.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A reason, a season or a lifetime.

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a Reason ...It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. 

Sometimes they walk away. 

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. 

Sometimes they die. 

What we must realise is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.

Your need has been answered, and now it is time to move on.

When people come into your life for a Season ... it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. 

They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. 

They may teach you something you have never done. 

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. 

Believe it!   It is real!  But, only for a season.

Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. 

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Author - Unknown 

Sunday, 26 June 2011

ORRCA's Annual Whale Census Day - 26 June

We have been truly blessed with such wonderful weather this weekend.  Instead of heading out to Jervis Bay to help with the Census, I headed up to Port Kembla to look for a seal that had hauled out last night.  After an unsuccessful search I headed off to Hill 60 to make the most of my time and see if I was lucky enough to view some whales.

What an amazingly beautiful spot!  The weather was perfect - usually on Census Day I absolutely freeze!  Definitely must have had something to do with investing in all the cold weather gear that I absolutely did not need!

We had 33 Humpback whales and a seal!  The first two photos are taken from our vantage point.  Sorry for the quality of the whale pics, but considering they were beyond the large island in the rear of the photo, it was the best I could do!


Monday, 30 May 2011

Cat Beach

If you haven't heard of Cat, I'd suggest that you visit her site.

A big thank you to Bernie for introducing me to Cat's music, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Just click here to visit Cat's site and enjoy!

This is your life...

How fabulous is this!  This is the Holstee Manifesto - check out their site!

Winter is here

Winter is definitely with us and I just wanted to share the view from my office!  The colours are spectacular.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Today's Snapshots

Although we seem to be experiencing an early winter, the sun was out today and I took some time to walk around and take a few shots.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

A Beautiful Day

While our friends in the Northern Hemisphere are entering Spring and Summer, downunder we are quickly approaching winter.  Can you believe that we are already 1/3 of the way through the year!  Feels like Christmas was only a few weeks ago - it is also hard to believe that I have been home from my US holiday for 12 weeks!

Today was a glorious day and I spent most of it out in the garden taking in the Autumn sun and just enjoying the wonderful winter flowers that are blooming and the magnificent King Parrots that were visiting.