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!
We had, hands down, an incredible weekend up in Forster, New South Wales!
Let’s see: we enjoyed each other’s company, beautiful lakes and beaches, and spotted a koala in the wild, two pods of whales, and at least 4 pods of dolphins.
Jeff looking up at the eucalyptus trees, trying to spot koalas
We found one… way high up
We saw so many dolphins it was unbelievable