Saturday, February 26, 2011

AUSTRALIA - Lane Cove National Park - kayak - 17 February 2011

I had to Kara to North Sydney and wait. Luckily, Lane Cove National Park was only a twenty drive.

The traffic was amazing but once i turned into the entrance of the park tranquility reined. Once on the kayak, it was hard to beleive I was in the middle of Sydney. There were birds, massive fish, spiders, snakes and water dragons.

It was an excellent kayak!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

AUSTRALIA - Bondi - 15 February 2011

My daughter and I had to make a trip to Sydney and wait till the afternoon. To fill in the time we caught a bus to Bondi. This was where I first started surfing so it was a history lesson for my daughter and glory days for me.


AUSTRALIA - Crescent Head - SOD reunion - february 2011

We recently had a reunion of the guys i was first surfing with at Bondi at Crescent Head. This year only a few of us could make it but we still had a good time.

day 1 - i got there late due to last minute problems but just in time for a pub meal and a few beers. later, we continued with more beers.

day 2 - waking up refreshed and ready to wave it, we headed along the back beaches of crescent. at delicate nobby the waves were fun and protected from the NE wind. After the surf we continued on checking the other places. We had made a good surf choice.

After our journey we headed back for lunch and beers. Dick headed back home.

By the late afternoon we were ready to try some different type of videoing which kept us all amused.

In the evening we went down to the bowling club and ate and had a few beers. after that, we drove back home for a few more beers.

Day 3 - Paul headed home early while we headed north for some waves. we seemed to get a bit lost at hungry head which was a hard thing to do. the wildlife was everywhere and roads and paths lead to bridges, headlands, camp areas. eventually, one lead to a protected beach where we had good waves on the right shore break but no images of waves.

After the surf, we came across a sex scene ...On my board!

On the way back, we stopped at the gladstone hotel for lunch and a few beers. back home, we continued drinking through the afternoon but stopped in the evening to have a meal and a few beers at the pub.

day 4 - i dropped Robbo at Dicks and drove home and beacon drove home to a house full of relatives.

Overall. a great time... good surf, good wildlife, good drinking, good friends. it doesn't get any better.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

CENTRAL COAST - Forresters beach - bansai - snorkel - 6 february 2011

A great sunny and hot morning. The surf was flat and the water at forresters looked inviting for a snorkel.

I went off the south end at banzai. There were a lot of fish and it was difficult snorkeling due to the strong water movement.

CENTRAL COAST - Terrigal Beach - surf - 4 february 2011

A beautiful, sunny morning. The surf was small and glassy. There were a few waves being ridden with a variety of surfing instruments - bodyboards, short boards, mals, SUPs.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


A relatively very cold winter in Australia. We had been waiting a long time for our next overseas trip and it always seems so far away but t...