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Goodbye Canberra

Hello Sydney and Blue Mountains

semi-overcast 25 °C

Yes, after almost two years in the nation's capital it is time to say goodbye. As usual, life provides us with even better opportunities. Tommy has accepted a position at the University of New South Wales (campus in Sydney) to educate students in the field of sustainability and to do even more research! So, a few days Sydney per week it is! As there was no way we could live in a city as big (and busy) as Sydney, we bought a house as far away from the city as possible but still within commuting distance, once a week. We ended up in the Blue Mountains which are very touristy and incredibly beautiful. The towns and villages are surrounded by national parks, most of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage area. Nicki is quite excited to live in the mountains again! In our next blog entry we will introduce you to our new home "Lillith" - something else altogether!

For now, enjoy the pictures from our adventures in Canberra and the South East corner of New South Wales over the last 12 months!

Our garden with the feathery inhabitants
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Red browed finch Red-browed_finch__2_.jpg
Superb_Parrots__3_.jpg The very rare Superb Parrots Superb_Parrots__6_.jpg

Images of the Canberrra botanical garden
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
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Hike to Gibraltar Rocks
with Tommy's nice Alex and boyfriend Nico Alex___Nic..nberra__67_.jpg

Not another stormy Christmas eve!! Alex___Nic..anberra__4_.jpg
but we still had a good time! Alex___Nic..nberra__13_.jpg

Food, oh glorious food!
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Wombeyan Caves
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Sapphire Coast

Ben Boyd National Park
Ben_Boyd_NP__10_.jpg we found a beach..
... and another one Ben_Boyd_NP__6_.jpg
Mrs Roo interested sharing dinner with us Ben_Boyd_NP__5_.jpg
Family Superp Blue Wren attracted by our car mirror Ben_Boyd_NP__1_.jpg

Sapphire Coast Mount Imlay
oh, the views... large_Mount_Imlay__5_.jpg
Mount_Imlay__4_.jpg where are we going?
Spotted gum forrest on the south coast 2013-01-28_13_31_22.jpg
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Wee Jasper
We even had some snow!
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Morton National Park
Fairy Bower Falls, Bundanoon Fairy_Bowe..ndanoon__7_.jpg
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Deua National Park
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Crossing the Schoalheaven river with our Canadian guest and friend Gwendi

And here's a glimpse of what's to come:
Blue Mountains
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Wentworth_Falls__4_.jpg Grand Canyon Walk with Gwendi
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What another fantastic year! Thank you Australia!

Posted by TommyNicki 03:09 Archived in Australia

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