Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pretty Pictures


In our last blog we posted Sunrise pictures.  Here is a sunset picture.  This picture motivated me (Marvin) to put together this short video featuring some very scenic places we have been able to visit during our time in Tasmania.  Several have been shown before, but with the music added, I think it makes it more enjoyable to watch.  This should make all of you want to come to Tasmania.

video

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Relatives in Tasmania

Sunday was an interesting morning.  When Marvin was in Priesthood Mtg, Bro. Wooley made a 10 minute presentation to Marv, welcoming him into the Wooley family which resides here in Tasmania.  He had printed his pedigree chart and found where our family lines meet way back in England.  He presented Marv with a copy of the chart, along with pictures, a booklet about the Wooley families in Tasmania, and 4 Cadbury chocolate bars.  Kay also received a welcome and 1 chocolate bar in Relief Society.  Of course we didn't say that half of Salt Lake City is related to the Wooley family.  The Wooleys were a founding family in the Glen Huon area of Tasmania which is in our Stake.  There are several people in our ward which are from some line of the Wooley family.  So, it was fun to realize that our families stretch around the world.

Last month I mentioned that we enjoy our beautiful sunrises but we didn't have any pictures.  So, we captured some this month.  I hope you enjoy our early morning views.

 We don't have double moons here but we do have a good reflection of our dining room light.






As you can see, they are spectacular.  If you notice the fog coming down the river, it starts up river and slowly moves down to the coast.  I always thought fog started at the coast and moved inland.  Not here.  The fog is called the Bridgewater Jerry.  Back in history there was a boat by the name of Jerry and it traveled up and down the river as far as Bridgewater.  So, I guess they named the fog after it.  Interesting.



How do you celebrate Independence Day in a country that doesn't celebrate the same?  
Cupcakes, of course.  We shared them with office staff, home teaching families and our neighbors.


This area next to the archives is often filled with sea gulls finding any left-overs from lunches.  The students, both old and young, often draw on the sidewalk and on a huge blackboard with chalk.  There have been some quite good and interesting art work.


Australia is famous for their Ugg boots.  Comfortable but no support for your feet. 
 A giant must have lost his boot!

Well, that's about it for this month.  We are working on the last part of our current project, welfare of children.  Tomorrow we will visit with a lady in the Justice Dept. and see how we will be managing the project that the Dept. wants us to image.  Still no word about where we will be placed next.  I think Mark Kelly hasn't made that decision yet.  The two single sisters which were assigned to Adelaide have a permanent place in Melbourne now.  We understand that the Church is sending filming equipment there for them.  So, all is well and we keep busy and happy.