Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What day is it, exactly?

I’m not sure, frankly… I literally lost a day crossing the International Date Line but between that and being in “vacation mode,” I’m not quite sure. I think it’s Wednesday here in Australia, so I’m down in the lobby of our hotel to catch some wi-fi (because it’s not working in our room – boo!!). I’ve got your freebie ready for this week – it’s a quick page made with my Sweet Liberty kit. Please don’t share the download link. Click here to download.

If you want to see a few photos of our trip, you can keep reading below the preview…

We’re in Palm Cove, about 25 minutes outside of Cairns. It’s winter here and slightly rainy, but rather warm compared to even California winters. Yesterday we drove to Barron Falls and Kuranda, a little village in the rain forest, to do some sightseeing. In Kuranda, we visited the Koala experience. Here are a couple of photos from our excursion.

The last photo here is a sign on the beach near our hotel. NO SWIMMING except for the netted area, which I estimated to be about 75 feet wide. Too many dangerous “critters” in the water… crocodiles, jellyfish, and oh yes – sharks! Needless to say, we’ll wait until we’re over the Great Barrier Reef to do our water activities.

We’re also getting a kick out of the Aussie terminology and phrasing. There are to be no “naked flames” on the beach (as opposed to clothed flames?). This is what we Yankees would call a bonfire. “No worries” means “you’re welcome” – “good on ya” means “good job” or “well done.” And I’ll sign off with a common Aussie phrase. Until next week, “cheers!”


chelle said...

I play WoW with a lot of Aussies/Kiwis and have picked up a lot of their phrases. Then I wind up using them day to day. People haven't looked at me funny yet, but then I haven't really been going out. :D

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 09 Jul [LA 12:38am, NY 02:38am, UK 07:38am, OZ 05:38pm]).

Nani said...

I love the Koala pic! It sounds like you're having a fun time! I'm reading this on Wednesday, so I think you're doing okay with the days! ;)

Cheers! :)

Cathy and Ellen said...

Beautiful pictures

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