Rachel Down Under!

Happy Holidays…

Posted in Australia, Sydney by rssmith218 on December 26, 2010

….from the land down under!

From the merry Johnston Lab….

(photo credit to Katie)

From my lovely housemates….

Ziggy caught a fish for our Christmas Eve dinner- straight from Tamarama Beach!

Our apartment is decorated for the holidays!

Mmmm dinner!

From welcoming Australian friends…

Look at this feast- did I mention its all vegetarian? mmm!

Does it get any better than this?

Haha, well, it just might, with tea and pavlova, a classic (and delicious!) Australian dessert! So good!

And finally, from the grand city of Sydney….

Today, Boxing Day, was the start of the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race. I ventured out to South Head at Watsons Bay to take my place among the hundreds of other spectators to watch the start of this epic holiday race.

Boats at the starting line…

…and they’re off!

All the way around South Head, past North Head…

(look at all of the helicopters!)

…and finally out into the Pacific Ocean on the way to Hobart!

Even though we didn’t have a White Christmas (as did Chester, VA!)  I have to say that I had a wonderful Christmas holiday away from home. Thanks to my lab, housemates, and new Australian friends. Cheers!


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  1. Lenore said, on December 31, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Ah, is that passionfruit innards on that Pavlova? So exotic!

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