Hi Amazing Peeps,
Today we went to Quarantine Bay with Andrew and Nicola from S/V Day Dream. We went for a look around Sydney Quarantine Station.
We had a cool day of exploring all the buildings. Seeing everything from the decontamination sheds and showers
, to where they steamed their luggage from the Spanish flu.
The carvings in the sandstone walls were amazing. Such detail in them. Well as Mr. Andrew said ‘they had plenty of time.’
We saw a possum in the bush which alerted a tour guide. She said that she would monitor it and then Steve, Andrew, Tash and I spoke to her for a while, not realizing that Nicola had all the other kids up ahead.
We finally caught up again, we then went through the area with bunks and the medicine that was used during the late 1800’s to around 1920. It made me feel so blessed to be living now and not then. We have learned so much in 100 years.
We took a walk up a large staircase to the accommodation which is used as a motel now.
Andrew pointed out where an old kitchen was. There was a small area that looked like a stage that the kids “flew” off.
We then headed to the kitchen.
It was a HUGE old kitchen. It was great to see the old woodfire oven and the huge fridge.
It had some comfortable chairs and tables so we sat and had lunch here.
Blade amazed Andrew and Nicola as he worked out how to operate the oven and perfectly balance the old scales.
Then the kids made us all an imaginary meal of offal porridge, shepherds pie with baked potatoes, homemade ice cream with frozen strawberries and strawberry custard. I don’t remember all of these but Blade is adamant that is what we had. Mrs. Nicola even got a whisk to eat with.
After a good sit and a great chat and play, we were off to find the old hospital. It was a bit of a walk and poor Azanyah was feeling the heat.
We looked around the old dining room and through the windows of some of the hospital rooms. It was really interesting but by now Azanyah was very red in the face and quite slow so Andrew picked him up and put Azanyah on his shoulders while we headed back to the beach.
Once we arrived back at the dinghy, the kids raced into the water. It was soon followed by myself and Andrew while Steve and Nicola took their own time to get wet. Once in though, it was hard to get Steve out.
Nicola sat on the beach and played with Zeinobiyah. Surprising us all, Zeinobiyah not only played with Nicola but was getting her ankles wet and she was talking to Nicola as well. I was really amazed and delighted. Zeinobiyah is usually very quiet around people. It was fantastic to see her interacting with other people.
After a couple of hours frolicking in the water, I was getting tired and was ready to head back. So we left the beach and headed home.
Once aboard the stories of the different conversations ensued.
We heard how Mrs. Nicola said this and Mr. Andrew said that and “Guess what Mum” this and “Did you know” that. This went on until dinner time.
Craziness always happens about this time and it took till 9pm to get everyone in bed.
It was a great day, with great people enjoying the wonderful weather.
I am full of Gratitude for the life that we live and the AMAZING people that we meet. We are all growing and expanding in this wonderful existence that we have created.
I am so Grateful to be able to share these experiences with you all as well. Spreading joy and happiness is so important to me.
Thank you for sharing these things with us.
Love you all.
Beccie is a Best Selling Author, a World Travelling Sailor, an Awesome Wife and the Best Mum to the 10 most Amazing Children on the Planet, a Millionaire, a Polyglot and an Oracle