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.            

She said yes!

My brother and his girlfriend flew into Sydney this morning and immediately drove down to Kiama to join us. We went for a short but gorgeous paddle down the Minnamurra River, then to Killalea State Park to catch the sunset. ... And to surreptitiously photograph my brother proposing! Happy day! 🙂

Catching the sunrise and surfers at Curl Curl Beach, NSW

The forecast sites said to expect only 2-3 ft waves, but when we crested over the hills, the ocean looked roiling. Awesome! The sun was barely up - a faint glow in the blueish purple haze. And yet, we could make out the black shape of a surfer already skimming the surface of the waves. …