Archive for August, 2010

Whale Watching

August 29, 2010

Redcliff  – North of Brisbane (40 minutes drive). Our departure point /au nord de Brisbane (40 minutes de route). Notre point de départ

Moreton Bay

Oh-hello… – photo W.M.

photo: unknown

photo: unknown

back in Redcliff  / de retour à Redcliff


Baba w Australii

August 10, 2010

Les aventures de Baba en Australie

Baba, la mère de Wanda/ma belle mère, est en visite à Brisbane pour 5 mois. Le voyage fut bien long mais sans problème, avec des escales à Londres, Bangkok et Sydney. En tout au moins  30 heures de voyage. Et cela sans compter le trajet Varsovie-Amsterdam qu’elle avait effectué un jour avant.

Baba in Australia

Baba, Wanda’s mother/my mother in law, is now in Brisbane, for a 5 months visit.  It was a long journey to get here, first from Warsaw to Amsterdam and then from Amsterdam to Brisbane through London, Bankok and Sydney, but all went very well.

Wynnum – first day in Australia/premier jour en Australie (02.08)

Wynnum, endroit le plus proche sur la mer depuis chez nous (20 minutes en voiture)

Sunset from our veranda / coucher de soleil depuis notre veranda

Mount Coot-Tha, Brisbane in the back ground/Brisbane à l’arrière-plan (07.08)


Autralia Zoo

Australia Zoo (08.08)

Kookaburras (King Fishers)

Sleeping koala / koala endormi

ready to go for it!

Coochiemudlo Island (11.08)


Sunshine Coast

Coolum Beach (14.08)

Coolum Beach

Paul, Wanda, Baba


Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Beach

Yaroomba Beach (15.08)

Yaroomba Beach

Dulong Lookout – Sunshine Hinterland


Brisbane 17-08-2010

After Wanda’s birthday dinner / après le diner d’anniversaire de Wanda


Loan Pine 21-08-2010



Rosie, Wanda, Baba


and the koala

After one month in Australia Baba is feeling fully at home

July 2010 – Back in Europe for a month

August 8, 2010


I flew back from Brisbane to Amsterdam. Spent one night in Amsterdam, before travelling further to Switzerland to meet Wanda who already was there. This was just enough to appreciate some of the football world cup flavor. Holland was playing Brazil in the quarter final that day and they managed to beat them.  

Germany eliminated Argentina in the quarter finals. Holland made it to the final and lost from Spain. The best won and became world champion.

Le Trétien (Switzerland)

I arrived in Le Trétien on July 3. It was really nice to be back there and to see friends and acquintances again. The same day there was a celebration in the village

Les 15 ans du SIAT (Syndicat d’Initiative des Amis du Trétien) 

Mado et Benoit


Excursion à Emaney


Virée sur le lac Leman avec Jean-François

Begur (Spain)

After one week in Switzerland we travelled to Begur and  spent there 2 weeks in our new house. There also we met friends and acquintances.

Dinner with Anka



Friends visiting

Dinner party


Dinner at Anka’s restaurant







Viaduct de Millau