Posted by: jeanannfrench | September 14, 2009

Monday, September 14


This is Sparky again on Jean Ann’s blog.  Today was Tuesday.  Les picked us up at 10am and we headed north.  The directions here are very deceiving.  I would have bet money we were headed west.  The southern hemisphere is much different than we are used to, including the position of the sun.  We finely went to Woy Woy (that’s right, WOY WOY!!!) to a fish n chips place on the waterfront to meet Troy, our Aussie country singer friend we met on our honeymoon cruise in Fiji in 2006.  Troy’s friend, Scott, is making a major motion picture “Captain Danger”.  He even had a very well produced video on his cell phone.  Troy is co-writing music for the new movie with Scott. 

After lunch, there was a huge grouping of Pelican’s beside the restaurant.  It was 2pm, but they have a daily feeding at 3pm.  I don’t think the Pelican’s could tell time, because they were all gathered ready to eat.  Some of the customers sitting outside were feeding them.

Following leaving Woy Woy, we drove to another small coastal town, Terrigal, where we parked and had ice cream.  This was considered a tourist town, but more for locals because there really weren’t any tourism type shops there.

It was about an hour and a half drive back to Sydney.  Jean Ann and Les had a non stop conversation all the way back.  Les is a walking encycopedia of knowledge about the history of Australia – a very interesting guy!  Once back to our hotel, we decided to order room service and catch up on the blog, E-mails and pictures.  Besides, we were just plain tired from all the traveling.  It’s a lot of fun, but can be exhausting.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, we are on our own, so we plan to do the Sydney tour bus, where we can get off and on at numerous stops.  We did this in Barcelona last April and we enjoyed it a lot.  Jean Ann also informed me she wants to shop for an Opal for her birthday.  Hmmm, MORE jewelry.  I would have sworn she told me a few months ago she had enough (lol)!!!!  However, Sparky said that she could have an Australian opal for birthday (August 31).  The reason getting an opal from AU is so significant is that they produce 95% of the world’s opals.



  1. I was thinking about you two on the weekend – and so glad to see you happy and healthy in Woy Woy with the Captain Danger crowd. I never thought I’d write a sentence like that. Always a giggle hearing from you.

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