I’m finally getting around to putting together more slideshows from our cruise. I’m going to just keep posting them here to have them all together so if you don’t want to be bothered anymore I won’t be offended if you unsubscribe.
Anyways, I want to go back here so badly. One of the most beautiful spots on Earth hands down. This is at the top of our must-see-again list, we were so lucky to get a quick visit, but now we know what we are missing. Someday hopefully we’ll go back.
I’ve been meaning to blog more of our world trip travel pictures but I’ve been a little distracted lately by a cute little furry monster with floppy ears.
So I thought, who doesn’t love a good puppy video? Searching on youtube for puppies is one of my all-time favourite time-wasters! So now I made my own!
This was taken from April – June. And yes we still had snow then.
So without further adieu, meet our little girl – Kesler 🙂
I made a video from our dives in Mauritius with our new GoPro camera. We really wish that we had gotten one sooner. Oh well, just need to go on more dives I guess!
Seems like so long ago now. This was the start of our 3-month adventure in November to Santiago and Valparaiso Chile. We boarded our ship for 5 days at sea to one of our favourite stops on the whole trip: Easter Island to see the Big Giant Heads! Bring on the head puns: Obviously, this was not a good place to lose one’s head. They were certainly ahead of their time – perhaps ahead by a century? These people were very headstrong, certainly they weren’t falling head over heels for just anyone. Off the top of my head, I think if they just put their heads together they could turn some heads. But I think a lot of it just went over their head. Nailed it. And by that I mean, hit the nail on the head. And I’m done.
If you recall back in December while we were in Australia we had an accident with our telephoto camera lens. It was dropped and broken. So we immediately spent $700 in Sydney to replace it. It was a borrowed camera so it had to be done, plus we loved the camera, especially that lens! Anyways, turns out, this new lens was broken too. Talk about bad luck! We then spent our entire day in Melbourne, our next port, dealing with the issue. We bought a second new lens for another $700 and made an agreement with the store we bought the first one from in Sydney that we could return it for a refund, so off went the first replacement lens via Australia Post.
Flash forward to February. We are home in Canada and have still heard nothing and received no refund. So we start making calls which we couldn’t do on the trip since we were either busy or in a different time zone. Turns out, nobody has any record WHATSOEVER of the lens. The camera store never received it, Australia Post doesn’t have any record of it. Poof! It has magically disappeared and there’s not a dam thing we can do about it. And to top it off, all of our insurance options at home won’t cover us! Bah! I don’t know why I even pay for insurance sometimes!
So the good news is: we are now the proud owners of the original dropped broken lens, (which we don’t have a camera for, and is going to cost another couple hundred bucks still to fix…It is turning out to be the most expensive camera ever) But, it takes amazing pictures!
Yup, we are both on the job hunt, which ironically means that we’ve been really productive in other areas of life. We renovated our bathroom, installed some new light fixtures in the basement, and have watched a lot of olympics. But we’re working hard to get jobs. Really.
“I can’t believe we drove around all day and there’s not a single job in this town. Nothing, nada, zip.” … “Yeah, unless you want to work forty hours a week!”
Anyways, I’ve been working on doing “something” with all of our photos from our trip so this is my first attempt at “something”. Granted, it’s from half-way through the trip, but it was really truly a memorable day for us. It was our first real chance to go off on our own and explore around South Africa which we LOVED! And now that I’ve learned my way through video editing a bit I can go back to the start and work on the trip from beginning to end! It will be like starting the journey all over again!
“We’re really doing it Harry!!”
Last week we went from +30 degrees to -30 degrees. That sucked! We’ve been trying to get back to reality….it’s not working too well for us yet.
Also, I started going through our photos, we took over 7000! And a couple hundred movies. There’s a lot I didn’t post from the end of our trip because we were a lot busier and we didn’t have internet for a lot of it. I could post a photo a day for 19 years! So get ready for that. 🙂
Anyways, we have a tradition to buy a fridge magnet wherever we go as our “souvenir”. I don’t have a before photo but we only had about 15 magnets. We’re gonna need a bigger fridge…..
Bryan and I had a bet today on whether the tide was going in or out. He was sure it was going out.
I win!! LOL!
I will write this post how I’m sure most people read them.
Blah blah blah Punta Cana:
Blah blah blah scuba diving:
Blah blah blah look a pretty fish: