So now we're in Mandurah, and the internet doesn't work in the room, but it does work in the lobby. I'm sitting just outside it - in the shade trying to catch up and prepare for Singapore.
Over the past few days we've seen some sun and heat, and some cool chilly days. We've been on and off the beach, and in and out of towns. We enjoyed Busselton's beach, and we also had a nice stop in Bunbury yesterday at a small, but informative Dolphin Discovery Centre. We all had some informative lessons on stingrays, octopi, sea stars, lobsters and dolphins. We had hoped the wild dolphins that live in the bay by the Centre would come for a visit, as they do most days, but our timing was off much to Molly's disappointment. Perhaps we'll see some in Mandurah today.
Australia has been a good stop. I think we are all delighted we made the effort and spent the money to come. We have enjoyed the familiarity of the culture, language and food after a month in Asia. This will be the last of its kind till next summer when we go to Canada! I hate to say it, but I also feel like we ticked off the Oceania Continent box on the list. I know there is so much more to see in Australia and the rest of the continent, but if I never get back to this part of the world, at least I have had a taste...and it was good.
Today we intend to do fun chores like laundry (we have a washer and a dryer - how exciting), spend our final day on a beach, have a lesson or two, and prepare to leave here early tomorrow morning.
On a personal note, I'd like to wish Doug, my lovely father-in-law, a very happy birthday. He is in Collingwood with June, Brent and Laurie enjoying some skiing, his obsession. Have a wonderful day, Doug and many blessings for the year ahead.
I also want to send birthday wishes to my niece, Maija Beachli. 13!!! Welcome to your teenage years. I'm sure they'll be exciting ones. Much love, brilliant young lady.