On Friday I posted a video to celebrate the three-year anniversary of our leaving England to move to Australia. You can watch that video on my post Moving to Australia and Missing England.
On Saturday our lives returned to normal again, but on Sunday we were celebrating once more. You see, whilst we left England on November 12, 2007, we didn’t arrive in Australia until November 14. Yes, it is a long flight. But it means today I can talk about Living in Australia and Staying in Australia.
So on Sunday we celebrated three years actually living in Australia, we have decided that November 14 is officially BobinOz Day. And how did we celebrate BobinOz Day? By having a barbecue and going to the beach of course!
Well, actually, not quite the beach. Because, for a change we decided not to head north to the Sunshine Coast or south to the Gold Coast, but to simply go east. As we live on the west side of Brisbane, we have to travel east for about an hour before we reach the sea. Sea but no beach. Brisbane Eastside is mainly on mangroves, so it looks like this….
So we celebrated BobinOz Day on our own. Some cooked the food…..
To be truthful, I’m not actually convinced this is all mangroves; I’m not exactly sure what qualifies as mangrove. The area is called Fig Tree Point, so I was wondering, and this is only a shot in the dark, whether these trees are fig trees…..
Having said that, mangroves look very much like this, as you will probably have seen from my post about Nudgee Beach. So maybe it is.
For those taking notes, this place was called Lota. Next we drove 3 minutes up the road to see the marina at Manly….
But all in, it’s a beautiful area and was a great way to celebrate three years in Australia.
Steve Irwin Day.
But today is November 15, and it really is a special day in Australia for a real Australian hero and icon, the much missed Steve Irwin.
To find out what it is to “Khaki it!”, or to help continue Steve’s legacy and donate to Wildlife Warriors, visit SteveIrwinDay.org
And it doesn’t matter if it’s no longer the 15th November, you can donate anytime!