Sarah & Tom
Sarah & Tom
In the summer of 2011, we returned to Australia, with our home base in Broadbeach Waters, half way between Brisbane and Gold Coast. Our 3 year-old son, Alex, became a world traveler and enjoyed every minute of it.
In the summer of 2007, we travelled to Europe and took a Mediterranean Cruise on the Celebrity Millennium. Our trip is documented here.
In January 2007, we returned home from a 12 month teaching exchange to the Central Coast Grammar School, NSW, Australia.
As you can see below, we stopped in Hong Kong, Thailand and Fiji on the way. We have visited Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne in the South (Victoria); Alice Springs and Uluru in the central region (Northern Territories); Port Douglas, Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef and Surfer's Paradise in Queensland; a road trip up the coast to Brisbane; the island made famous by the Tasmanian Devil; the beautiful red centre with all its masterful rock formations; and a few weekends exploring the Central Coast Region (Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, etc.).
Our trip back included a 2 week road trip through New Zealand, beginning in Christchurch, trekking the Routeburn Track and ending with a flight out of Auckland.
During our year "down under" Tom taught senior Maths (yrs.7, 8 & 9) and Sciences (yrs. 9 & 10) at Central Coast Grammar School. Sarah taught Year 5, also at CCGS. From March to September, we co-coached the Year 5/6 hockey team (that's FIELD hockey for you Canadians). Our home was 5 minutes from the beach in Copacabana. "... who could ask for more?" (pay attention to the lyrics the next time you listen to Manilow).
It's been a year full of adventure and we're now trying to settle back into the old routine at home.Visited Countries Map