We had a bank holiday on Monday: the Queen's Birthday. (Her actual birthday is in April, but Australia celebrates it on the 2nd Monday in June - except Western Australia, who celebrates in on the 1st Monday in June...). Each commonwealth country seems to celebrate it on a different date: In Canada it is the Monday before 25th May.
A quick post about the light spectacular that was VIVID Sydney this year.
Running from 22nd May - 8th June, the pictures can show you far more than my words ever could.
Winter arrived this week. The 1st June was officially the start to winter, and with temperatures just scraping mid-teens on Monday, there was no doubt as to the season! On the chilly walk to work my head was saying not to be so silly - nine/ten degrees was not at all that cold; my body on the other hand, was confirming it has acclimatized to the Sydney climate. Monday night was the coldest night Sydney had seen for 5 years: a positively freezing... 7 degrees (yes, that was plus 7 degrees...)
It was all too soon time to return home, and our journey back was to involve three planes. (There were more direct, shorter, routes, but we had booked ours relatively last minute so had to endure a longer journey...)
Arriving at Matei airport, Taveuni just after 8.30am (our flight was around 9.15am), we dropped our bags off at the counter, they checked our passports, and then we sat on one of the benches and waited. No long queues from one security check to the other, no confiscating of water, no lengthy walks to the required gate.
The plane landed, people got off, bags were loaded and T and I, and another couple, got on the plane.