267 Photos - Feb 19, 2011
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Diver JerPhoto: Oscar's new sombreroPhoto: Photo: Umm, Oscar?Photo: Double bubble troublePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Me, disappearing in to the distanceVideo: 155ft. Straight. Down.Photo: Video: Cresta run in QLDPhoto: Markety things going on at South BankPhoto: Cheese goes well with pickle, doesn't it?Photo: Two Worlds: high-speed catamaran ferry service (lower left) and traditional paddle wheel (upper right)Photo: Pickle o'er BrisbanePhoto: Proving that Australia is still in another decadePhoto: Story BridgePhoto: CityCat ferry service.

Or as Oscar calls it, the Rosie boat.Photo: Brisbane CBDPhoto: First mate PicklePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Video: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Giant CupcakePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ready to be PackedVideo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ANZAC Day At ChevronPhoto: Photo: Photo: Treetop ViewPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the samePhoto: Photo: Elton John!Photo: Photo: Poseidon PosesPhoto: Oscar CousteauPhoto: CowabungaVideo: Nibbly FishPhoto: How to train your dragon kitePhoto: Streets of KutaPhoto: Cuddle TimePhoto: Temple of DoomPhoto: Bintang BoyPhoto: Bali bombing memorialPhoto: Here come the VCPhoto: Stupa-fied!Photo: River rapids and volcanic peaksPhoto: Picnicking, Indonesian stylePhoto: The rice fields of BorobudurPhoto: All that's missing are the American GIsPhoto: Borobudur in the distancePhoto: Poor wheat harvest follows Merapi's last eruptionPhoto: Oscar scares the evil spirits awayPhoto: Sun-dried peanutsPhoto: Indonesia = rice paddies, the jungle and storm cloudsPhoto: Volcanic soilPhoto: Angela "Von" Brightwell with Paige in hidingPhoto: Sun-dried chillisPhoto: Wifey bitsPhoto: My little sunshinePhoto: Pickle bangs out a tunePhoto: Borobudur in the morning lightPhoto: Borobudur from basePhoto: Is it me or does this look like the Arc of the Covenant with a Rebel Alliance symbol in the middle?Photo: Elephants weren't extinct in Java at the timePhoto: Long house reliefPhoto: Headless Buddha caused by eruption/earthquake damagePhoto: 9th century relief of Indian dhowPhoto: Mount Merapi partially exposes itselfPhoto: Javanese rainbowPhoto: Looking down on those not worthy of NirvanaPhoto: Oscar ascends to the first levelPhoto: Top terraces of Borobudur represent NirvanaPhoto: Overcast skies fading away during sunriseVideo: Video: Video: Video: Video: Video: Photo: Water spout off BalikpapanPhoto: The golden arches have appeared in BalikpapanPhoto: Funny things I have seen #3: this ain't rightPhoto: Punishing the localsPhoto: Oscar gets his hash name: Double FizzyPhoto: Grand Master of the Family Hash and his secretaryPhoto: I found treasurePhoto: This belongs on the cover of a travel guidePhoto: Tucked in & tuckered outPhoto: Oscar and his new bezza mate, TazziPhoto: Birthday present timePhoto: Palmy dayPhoto: Muscles!Photo: The piece de resistance: Thomas the Tank Engine Roller Coaster MountainPhoto: The doctor is in.Photo: Very pleased with Henry, Spencer and Percy (left to right)Photo: Nanna Seaside sends stickersPhoto: And the first stocking present is...
a toothbrush!Photo: Silent night, holy nightPhoto: Father Christmas has left the buildingPhoto: Why do I put up with her?Photo: Out for dinner at Bumi IIPhoto: Out Tunnel Mouth SlidePhoto: The contemplation loungerPhoto: Driving past the Pertamina refinery, towards Blue Sky Hotel
(commentary kindly provided by Oscar)Photo: Flooding outside CV Sentral hardware shop, BalikpapanPhoto: Oscar's first soloPhoto: A typical angkot bus (stock photo)Photo: Flying in from the north of Sepinggan Airport (at x4 speed)Photo: Balikpapan on final descentPhoto: View to the EastPhoto: View to the WestPhoto: Oscar luvs his DaddyPhoto: Oscar The GorgeousPhoto: Choppy Waters of Lake ComoPhoto: Oscar and his Daddy Enjoying The BreezePhoto: Palaces on Lake ComoPhoto: Oscar the GangsterPhoto: Como Ferry PortPhoto: The Pier at ComoPhoto: Road trip road mapPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: View from the Westpac offices of the Swan RiverPhoto: View from the Westpac offices of the Swan RiverPhoto: Now that's what I call a greenhousePhoto: Front door to the clientPhoto: Funny Things I Have Seen #4: Bird's Nest HousePhoto: The second McDonalds on Indonesian BorneoPhoto: McFinished!Photo: Queuing for greasy beefPhoto: Darwin Airport - view from my balconyPhoto: Downtown Darwin - not much to look atPhoto: Downtown Darwin 2 - still not much to look atPhoto: The mighty Saipem 10k - she's even bigger up closePhoto: The mighty Saipem 10k - she's big from a distancePhoto: Central Balikpapan from the seaPhoto: Pulling out of port, enroute to the Saipem 10,000Photo: Motley crew readies itself to board the ferryPhoto: Saipem 10K at anchor off BalikpapanPhoto: Funny things I have seen #3: crowded school angkot - note the two kids sitting on the door stepPhoto: Taking baby steps in the poolPhoto: It's a mozzy bite, not a spot actuallyPhoto: "I don't like wearing them Father - they make me look like a frustrated old bag!"Photo: Luxury interior of angkot - rickety seats, no seat belts and the door is always open.Photo: Funny things I have seen #2: apparently these are ediblePhoto: Believe me, he's a better driver than the locals!Photo: Funny things I have seen #1: Weight Gain 2000. BEEFCAKE!Photo: Pilot's Eye ViewPhoto: First Sighting of the Saipem 10KPhoto: First sighting of BorneoPhoto: Leaving Jakarta for the Java SeaPhoto: Serpentine river crossing flooded Javanese rice fieldsPhoto: Glassy and glossy buildings going up everywherePhoto: Hope it takes better than it soundsPhoto: Geolog's offices in JakartaPhoto: Lots of investment in this Dubai of SE AsiaPhoto: Looking east towards the edge of the cityPhoto: First time on the Underground (Milan)Photo: Lake Como: Looking NorthPhoto: Mummy & Oscar On Lake ComoPhoto: Daddy & Oscar Look For RainbowsPhoto: English ResultPhoto: Italian IngredientsPhoto: Adriatic on the horizonPhoto: Deja VuPhoto: Rig Two - shakersPhoto: Rig Two - another guy called DerrickPhoto: Rig Two - some guy called DerrickPhoto: Rig Two in the distancePhoto: Streets of Lucera (1)Photo: Streets of Lucera (2)Photo: Hilltop village in PugliaPhoto: The breadbasket of ItalyPhoto: Kiris Hotel in Villa d'AgriPhoto: Mountains in BasilicataPhoto: VesuviusPhoto: Monte Cassino from the A1 at 130kmphPhoto: Through the hills of LazioPhoto: Not all roads lead to RomePhoto: Sunny ShadePhoto: Tuscan VillaPhoto: La Idroscala (South): artifical lake built to land passenger sea plances in the 20s and 30sPhoto: Not a Komodo DragonPhoto: Big entertainment centre - little TVPhoto: View to the South - industrial and commercial units.Photo: View to the North - almost visible are the Alps, but indiscernible is the Pirelli building in the city centre.Photo: Where I spend my evenings; stretched out and facing the little TV.Photo: My big bed - occupancy = 1 :(Photo: Kitchen & dining area. With Barry on the table.Photo: Pepperidge Farms chocolate chip cookies - not that I eat them or anything!Photo: Pancake MixPhoto: Mexican Wave - salsa, guac, tortillas, fajitas, taco and chilli :)Photo: The British Contingent - HP and Lee & Perrins!Photo: Sunset on the Ensco 71 (2 days after Iceland eruptions)