A week with my family in Sydney and its surrounds

It has been a phenomenal week hanging out with visiting friends and family from Singapore, celebrating my brother’s engagement, my grandpa’s 90th birthday – and in what style! We went kayaking, sky diving, and whale watching, and in between shared loads of laughter.

Kayaking the mouth of the Minnamurra River (what’s cool is that later on when we went skydiving in Wollongong, we could clearly mark our route)


Jeff and I brought my aunt to see the sunrise at Curl Curl Saturday morning. Most of my family made it out there too at other times, on my strong recommendation. Love this spot


The main reason for the family reunion in Sydney in the first place: So my grandpa could make his 4th sky dive! And because a 90 year-old man can jump, no one else had a good excuse to demur, so in the end 17 of us jumped, and 11 for their first time!


The relieved but ecstatic crew post jumps


We also squeezed in a whale watching trip Sunday… and also spotted a pod of dolphins


The breach of the adult whale right alongside a yacht took everyone by surprise, but happily, I was ready for the breach of the calf


Capped off the weekend’s festivities with barbie at our place. We knew we had enough wine glasses for the crowd of 20, but somewhat surprised we had enough cutlery and plates too!

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