McMasters Beach Lab Retreat, April 2010

We had been going to Hyam's Beach south of Sydney for our lab retreat for a number of years now, and the consensus was that it was time for a change. So, after some pondering, we chose McMaster's Beach up near Gosford. Unfortunately, we weren't able to secure three houses right next to each other (as we generally had at Hyam's), but it was a great location overall and the feedback was that a good time was had by all. As you can see from the photos below, the weather was perfect, the beach was superb and there was plenty of room to store your toothbrush... You can also see photos from Katschi.

Next year? We'll see...

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Sunrise from the balcony. (39kb) Sarah hard at it. (46kb) Sea views. (50kb)
If only everyone was this orderly in the lab (28kb) Morning. (78kb) View of one of the houses from the beach. (35kb)
Morning constitutional. (36kb) The local lagoon. (83kb) Kaavya busy making money. (58kb)
What are you doing inside?! (44kb) Flyp always enjoys helping to squeeze oranges for dinner. (44kb) Barbie action. (37kb)
More pre-dinner action. (41kb) How many PhDs does it take to open a bottle? (42kb) Tweet. (36kb)
After dinner relaxation. (54kb) Breakfast time for the locals. (26kb) Rainbow lorikeets. (49kb)
Tweet. (47kb) Serious stuff. (50kb) Not so serious stuff. (54kb)
An accompanist for Joel on his new sax? (40kb) Game on. (49kb) Paula trying to make the hourglass go faster. (49kb)