Tag: Holidays

Jetski Safari

While on holidays in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD. My wife and I booked a Jetski Safari, as a company got recommended to us. So we booked it and went along. It was no surprise that it was loads of fun too. Below is photo captured by the tour operator for which we purchased, which shows just how much fun we had.

Happenings in recent weeks

Currently on holidays in Surfers Paradise QLD, Australia. Having a good time too. Will post some pictures when I return.

In the meantime, below is a photo of myself with the new bike. Since I hadn’t actually posted one since getting it.

Apple Time Capsule Failure

Arrived home from holidays to find my Apple Time Capsule which was purchased in April 08 to be dead. It has no functional L.E.D.S.

Not impressed at all, as the didn’t last long. It was purchased with 2 machines that both had extended warranty, so my theory is it too should be covered, as Apple Displays purchased with machines that have extended warranty is typically covered.

Will soon find out, once I call Apple Australia tomorrow. If the unit is NOT replaced, then I won’t be replacing it. As I am not impressed that the next one would last outside an 18 month period.

EDIT: I am told it’s not covered. So a $700 item purchased in Apr 2008 has died outside of the 12 months warranty. Not impressed. Won’t be buying another.

Back from holidays

The lack of updates in recent weeks was due to holidays, my wife and I did a 16 night cruise out of Sydney and it concluded today.

We arrived back in Sydney around 7am today, we then got home about 10:30am or so.

I’ll be doing a few back dated blog posts, so that more information can be posted about various destinations we visited, along with pictures.

Stay tuned.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter.

It doesn’t feel like Easter for a change. I guess that’s a good thing and probably a bad thing. In any case, hope everyone has an enjoyable Easter period.

Holiday over and gallery of pictures now online

Our Holiday is over, infact it was over as of last Friday when we got home. Over the weekend I managed to upload a good selection of photos from the trip, then can be found here.

The trip was good, the Australian Open matches we saw on the last few days of the trip were fantastic.

From last count it looks like the Golf did about 5030km for the entire trip. I’ll tally up the approx litres of diesel, but at this stage it was about 5.5 tanks (each tank about 45-48 litres each) of diesel.

Road Trip

Our trip down to Melbourne wasn’t bad. The fuel economy on our diesel Golf was very good. Very impressed to say the least.

We managed to do 894km on 48 litres of diesel, we certainly could of gone a bit further but when we passed a fuel stop we decided to fill it up, rather then push on the next 10 or more kilometres before we hit Geelong. So all in all that is an excellent result. As I am sure alot of folks would agree.

Weather is certainly nice, not as hot as we’d hope. But still nice enough. I hope it’s raining back in Sydney, as our water tank needs a bit of a top up. Our lawn and plants could do with the rain too.

Below is a picture we took today, will upload more when we get home (or get some faster connectivity).


I swear I have seen that ship before

I noticed today that a certain ship cruised into Sydney, and I thought to myself it seemed somewhat like a ship we saw last year while we cruised from Alaska to Canada. The more I thought about the more I am certain it’s the same ship.

The following photo was taken from the cruise ship Sapphire Princess. As you can see our ship we were on was a lot bigger, 2970 passengers I believe from the princess cruises website. The ship docked behind us in this photo is the same ship that just sailed into Sydney today. Very impressive nonetheless compared to the Sapphire Princess.