Testing the Waters

I don’t know how to return to this blog. It’s been 344 days since I last posted.  Shortly before that, I declared that I wouldn’t wait an entire year before posting about my upcoming second road trip down the south coast. I did. Not only that, but I made a third holiday road trip to the south coast.

I’m not going to make excuses for why I’ve been absent from the page, nor will I claim to know what I’m doing here now. I don’t know what this blog is anymore, don’t know what this incarnation will bring, what it has become over its year of incubation. There has been incubation. I have thought about the blog. Even looked at it from time to time. I just never made it so far as to type anything. I’m here now with my fingers tip tapping over the keyboard. I’ll have to wait and see what becomes of this. I’m dipping my toes in the water to test the temperature.

So much has happened over the last year. I find myself almost at the three year anniversary of our arrival in this down under land. Three years. That’s how long we originally intended to be here. The length of time we told our friends and family at home that we would be away. Now what? Our visas expire next December. We have no idea what the future holds for us or even what we want it to hold.

I do know that I still have so much of Australia to experience, and knowing that our time here may be coming to an end date, I want to start cramming in experience like mad.

This is a good time to think back over the experiences I’ve had here already. I can sort through my virtual stacks of photos to relive some memories. Maybe that’s where the blog will come in handy.

One thing I have learned is that I absolutely despise processing my photos after I’ve snapped them. In fact, the only camera I ever use anymore is my i-Phone. I’ve turned all serious photography over to my husband, and so will be turning to him for blog photos. “Hey honey, do you have any pics of that trip to….”


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