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Queen’s birthday long weekend

June 9, 2008

Given the miserable diving conditions and the not very pleasant weather there was not too much to do this weekend. I took the picture of Port Botany Bay below from my balcony this morning at 8. And went back to bed for half an hour after having seen how the weather was like…Port Botany Bay in rainy weather But ok, the weather on Saturday had been a bit better, and I went for a bike ride out to Kurnell. On the map I saw that there is another wildlife reserve just before reaching Kurnell, the Towra Point nature reserve. I thought of checking it out on the way, as it has water on its east side – this would allow to see and take pictures of the sunset with water in the foreground… Soon after cycling into Towra Point road I saw the official NPWS sign – no cycling, and I am not sure if entry to the reserve was even only allowed with a permit.Towra Point reserve - the road is becoming a lake I stepped off my bike and walked along the road. The road became more of a lake soon though – not a surprised after the rain during the last few days, this part of the reserve was marked “barrier swamp”. I did not attempt to cross this barrier but took a few pictures and turned around. I definitely want to check with the NPWS if there is a possibility to visit this reserve – it is so nicely calm out there, and wild indeed considering that it is just a few minutes away from the road! (more…)

Finally, my blog…

May 12, 2008

It took me a more than a year away from home to realise that a blog was the best solution to keep my friends in Switzerland informed about what I am up to in Australia. Most of my posts will be written in English, but the infrequent used-to-be-email-updates will be replaced by post in Swiss German.

Main topics of this blog are my favourite spare time activities. Diving, diving and diving. And food, and wine. Photography at the surface (I got my new Canon G9 a few weeks ago) and under water (for now still shooting with the old Sony DSC-P200, but not to far from now the housing for the G9 should arrive – maybe with a strobe if my budget allows for it…) And hiking.

Feel free to comment, I love to hear from the other end of the world or from closer!

The initial idea for this blog was a different one. I started learning a new programming language, C#. Doesn’t sound like fun? Well, this could be the first step away from Chemistry and towards a future in a different sector. And having the written code available is the first step to prove a certain experience. Which I will do at times…