Returning to Australia, One Year Later

Twelve months ago today, we stepped off the plane at Melbourne Airport to begin living in Australia again after ten years abroad.

I’ve chosen a few random photos from each month over the past year, and posted them below to mark the event.

September

McCrae Beach with kids.

McCrae Beach with kids.

Weird Weather in Somers

Weird Weather in Somers

October

Gumnuts

Gumnuts

November

Visiting family in Barkers Creek

Visiting family in Barkers Creek

Barkers Creek Garden

Barkers Creek Garden

Birthday Parties!

Birthday Parties!

Home

Home

December

Wonderful Sunsets

Wonderful Sunsets

Housewarming Gift

Housewarming Gift

Watching the ships sail by.

Watching the ships sail by.

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Beautiful Skies

January

Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park

February

Visiting Cockatoos

Visiting Cockatoos

March

Dinner time for magpies.

Dinner time for magpies.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree...

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree…

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More beautiful skies

PS Zeva and train

Train ride!

April

Sherbrooke Forest

Sherbrooke Forest

May

The View from Seawinds

The View from Seawinds

Early morning moonset

Early morning moonset

Seawinds Flower

Seawinds Flower

June

Tasmania

Tasmania

July

Melbourne from the Shrine of Remembrance

Melbourne from the Shrine of Remembrance

Another sunset

Another sunset

August

Reflections

Reflections

One of the old Gundagai bridges with cow.

One of the old Gundagai bridges and a cow.

One sister at the Blue Mountains, NSW

One of the Three Sisters at the Blue Mountains, NSW

Waterfall, Blue Mountains, NSW

Waterfall, Blue Mountains, NSW

Coffs Harbour, NSW

Coffs Harbour, NSW

Wild weather at Coffs Harbour

Wild weather at Coffs Harbour

Kiama, NSW

Kiama, NSW

Bateman's Bay

Bateman’s Bay, NSW

Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance, Victoria

Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance

And that brings us back to September again!

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18 thoughts on “Returning to Australia, One Year Later

  1. I can’t believe it’s 12 months since I read about the return. What a fantastic array of photographs you bring forward to show that year in passing. I’m sure you’re fully settled now but I wonder if you get itchy feet.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • No itchy feet happening as far as leaving Australia is concerned, David. However, as the crow flies, the distance between Hobart in Tasmania, and Coffs Harbour in NSW, is 2131 ks (1324 miles), which is approximately 400 ks further than the distance between Glasgow and Madrid. To then transfer that to road travel which adds many more kilometres/miles – we’ve covered many miles since our return. It just happened to be contained within our very large country. Oh, I forgot, we’ve also been to Darwin, which is 4045 ks (2514 miles) from Melbourne, but we flew for that one. .:-)
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. What a beautiful country you have, Juli. The garden picture is gorgeous, as are all the natural wonders. We used to sing the kookaburra song (as a round) at one of my many schools! Are you in a writing group? It’s lovely to keep in touch with you via F/b and blog. Your blogs are always a joy. Love, Suzanne.

    • Thanks, Suzanne,
      I would never have imagined that English schoolchildren would be sitting in classrooms singing rounds of the Kookaburra song – amazing.
      It is lovely to keep in touch this way, and so easy. I’d like more, but time and distance make it difficult. However one trip outside Australia that I am looking forward to, is my return to Glasgow when I definitely hope we have time for a real face to face catch up.
      No writing group as yet, but I’ve done the research and it will be high on my list of things to do when we return from our next wee trip to Queensland.
      xx

  3. Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us Juli. Those sunsets are amazing and I love the first picture of you all on the beach. That picture of the weird weather in September looks like huge paw prints in the sky, almost as if a giant dog has walked by.

    It looks like you have had an incredible year and now you have spring and summer to look forward to.
    Wishing you and the family continued good health and happiness down under 🙂

  4. Thank you, Hugh.
    Those paw print clouds were very bizarre – I wondered what type of weather they were bringing, but it was just cold, wet, and windy – nothing too dramatic.
    We’re off to Queensland next week, to grab some reliable pre summer warmth.

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