This is the life!
Trip Start Jan 23, 2010
27Trip End Jan 29, 2012
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Where I stayed
Here in Coral Bay.
Life is really good and it
Looks like we're here to stay.
"It never rains in Coral Bay"
The locals like to quote.
But one day last week,
I thought we'd need a boat!
Mostly though it's beautiful
Day after day after day.
So I'm pretty much joining in with the:
"It never rains in Coral Bay"
We've met up once again with
A family that really rocks
There's six of them altogether
Called 'The Flock of Peacocks'
The children could not be happier
And they all get along just fine
Jo (the mum) is as zanny as me
So at last I get some girl time.
The main past time here
is snorkelling in the crystal clear water
We've been here four weeks now,
So yesterday, I thought I oughta.
I donned on the mask and snorkel
and dunked my head under
I couldn't believe my eyes
and came up full of wonder.
From the surface you see a shadow
and know its part of the reef
But once under, you see the fish, the colours, the coral
It's almost beyond belief
The children are so confident
and duck dive way on down.
So look out Ningaloo Reef
There's a new fish in town!
Being as we have hit the pause button, I thought I would throw in a strange rhyme! I have also answered a few calls for some photos of me. I thought I would also fill you in on some 'normal' stuff:
The schooling is going well but I have to say is much more intense than I thought. I always admired the teachers in our society and never more so than now. Just the preparation alone! I think I am learning as much as the children. Okay, okay, without asking the kids, can you remember what a pronoun is? I have found an awesome homeschooling website now and feel a lot more confident about keeping up with their education - Might do this longer!!
Leila really misses her friends, more so than the boys. She misses doing girly things with her mates
They still have their fair share of arguing and sorting out the bickering is tiresome, but overall they really get along and its great to see.
There is a lot less time than I thought. It's not a holiday, that's for sure. However, there are no real time lines. Basically it's structuring the day around the weather and the wind and what is the best time to go to the beach. The children snorkel like they've been doing it all their lives. Duck diving down to the reef and now so proud of ME that I have done it! It took a while as I really was not that keen to give up the breathing above ground. But once I got my head round it - I just can't believe the world down there. I know so many people told me this, but I didn't realise that unless you get too close, these fish strut around down there without any regard for us milling around on the surface.
Fabio is working and is pretty much the man of the moment in town due to his ability to do just about anything. He is actually enjoying work as there is so much variety and its still in such a holiday atmosphere.
There are a lot of families travelling around as we pretty much all say that this is the best thing we have ever done and can't understand why everyone is not doing this
So think again - are you having the time of your life - I know you are at the moment, reading this would be right up there!! But seriously... think about it, should you not get up and get out there, you never know what is round that corner....do it now!!!! Come and join us....or at least drop me a line and let me know whats going on is your world - even better, send me a short rhyme!!
Looking forward to hearing from YOU!!