Monday, 23 February 2009

The whitest beaches

Many a beachside town in Australia may claim to have the whitest beaches in the country but only one beach can claim that title. Lucky Bay near Esperance is the current title holder (click to read article), and much to the disappointment of Queenslanders. 

When I visited Lucky Bay I met some 'unlucky', most probably silly, jet-skiers who didn't know much about the dangers of backing into the surf. YAY for the ever vigilant and helpful Esperance fire brigade. I wonder if they gave the fireman a donation, after all, a tow would have been a lot cheaper than a new van.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Our fishing trip

Over the summer break Brenton, Shirley, Mark and I went fishing for a few days just north of Kingston, South Australia. While we caught quiet a few fish they were all were too small. Jewfish have to be 80cm to keep. The wind was the worst part. One afternoon we got back to the tent to find 5mm of sand on my pillow. All the same, we had a great time in a beautiful place.


Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Those fires

The recent bush fires in Victoria have shaken us all. The loss of life is tragic and unseen in our history. For those who don't know Victoria so well my family are not in those areas burnt by Saturday's fires. 

While we are helpless to restore lives lost, the LCA has launched an appeal to raise funds for those left with nothing but the clothes they wear. We can also pray for the victims who have lost family, friends, property and their community. God is not silent in these times, he speaks through his children who offer any help we can.

Grace and peace to you all.


Wednesday, 4 February 2009

The first week

First, sorry about the lack of news. 

Second, I love WA! The people are great, the beaches are amazing and weather is beaut. Sure Rebecca is now even further away, but the phone doesn't know the difference.

All considered, I think I will stay for a while.

God's blessings to you and thanks for the best wishes for Rebecca and I.