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weekly photo challenge: fresh

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We experienced plenty of “fresh” moments on the Camino; freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh morning dew, fresh morning air and fresh faces!

Our interpretation of fresh for the challenge this week: fresh rain water flowing along the path.

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This was our second last day on the Camino and we were faced with horrendous rain. In some parts, we were wading through ankle deep water.

By the end of the day, we emptied about half a cup of water from our shoes and could wring water from our socks.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Please feel free to leave us your thoughts.

 

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a night out in paris

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We are going to trying something a little different to share with you about our night in Paris. So here goes:

This is the tale of how David and Le

Went out on a “date” in the city, “Paree”

The plan was to have a good decent feed,

With dessert as a want, more than a need.

Followed by watching the popular show,

The place with the windmill was where they would go!

 

All ready to go, stepping out of the door,

There came a light sprinkle that fell to the floor.

Which turned to a monster downpour of rain,

Opening their umbrellas was completely in vain.

The rain came down sideways, and soaked them right through

Drenched waist down, there was a flood in Le’s shoe!

But David and Le kept soldiering on,

Hoping it would blow through & soon be gone.

A romantic French dinner was not on the cards,

It was pizza instead, Italy sent her regards!

The first place they stopped to hide from the wet,

Was a pub that was dark and stinking of sweat!

 

And would you believe, when the pizza arrived,

The rain did clear, the sun once again thrived.

Off to dessert then, next door for crème caramel

And Nutella crepes which served their tummies so well!

It all became funny, when the waiter came by,

And offered them pepper. With dessert? Oh my!

 

And then it was Moulin Rouge, this was their highlight.

Definitely brightened up their wacky start to the night.

The dancing and music, it was really upbeat,

The 2-hour show was clearly a treat.

The lights and the costumes bedazzled the crowd,

All the performances were applauded real loud!

 

The couple that shined were the two in their skates,

The couple that daringly balanced did rate.

The man with the voices was clever and witty

The end of his jokes and these acts were a pity.

Never had David and Le seen such a show

It was money well spent, their 200 Euro!

 

Hope you enjoyed our attempt at poetry in the romantic city that is Paris 🙂

And if you cringed….. well, we achieved what we wanted!

Overall, the take home message:

Is Moulin Rouge worth it?

Definitely! It is a must-see! And we were so glad we did. We chose to attend the 9 pm show which we were happy with in terms of getting seated and heading back to the hotel at a decent hour. The 11 pm show had a line up to enter as we were leaving that extended to the end of the block and around the corner. Absolutely crazy!

Anyway, hope you all enjoy the week ahead!

Tell us what you think of our poem, click here

weekend walks: coastal cronulla

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We chose a coastal walk this time because after last week’s encounters with the reptiles, we opted to stay out of any bush areas. We saw lots of different birds instead.

The walk began at  North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club and the weather was pleasant enough. It was cloudy but certainly was not raining. As we headed south only about 10 minutes into the walk, the rain came. Summer is gone and winter is coming. The original plan was to keep walking south to the end of the Esplanade before turning back and walking towards Wanda Beach, making the walk about 9.2 km long.

Courtesy of Google Maps - Thank you for helping us calculate the walk
Courtesy of Google Maps – Thank you for helping us calculate the walk

We had even fuelled up on a big breakfast beforehand.

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But the rain was relentless and we ended up walking only 2.2 km south before turning back and getting into the car soaking wet! And as our luck would have it, the rain stopped as we drove off so we chose to drive up to Wanda Beach and spent almost 40 minutes or so at the Cronulla sand dunes. The sand dunes are often used by those looking for a tough workout (including athletes at pre-season training or personal training sessions).

Hope you enjoy our photos from the walk this week. Sorry we couldn’t showcase Sydney blue skies at their best.

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