Thursday, June 30, 2011

Washed In, Washed Out


Bondi Icebergs on a Sunday morning.

The water was 14 degrees that day. But it didn't stop any of the Icebergs from taking a swim. They swim all year round, and must attend 3 out of 4 winter Sunday race carnivals to maintain their membership. Some of the old men have been members for over 50 years.

Young kids play in the cool water too. The water meant something different to everyone there. To the old men, it was constance, routine, and social interaction. To the young kids, it was weightlessness, a licence to yell, and a chance to impress your parents with your new found skills. 

If you come to Sydney, or even live in Sydney, Icebergs on a Sunday morning is about as Sydney as you can get.



Another rainy day in Sydney...

Not feeling guilty at all staying inside. It's late June and the sweaters and jackets are starting to emerge.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The right to quiet enjoyment


Hiking the Six Foot Track from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves, NSW.

My friend Chow and I hiked it in 2 days, although in hindsight 3 would have been better (32km on the second day with backpacks was challenging).

Autumn/Winter hiking in Australia is totally doable. The change of seasons really only happens twice in Australia, and we went just in the right time to capture it. The colours become washed out and waking up early you get the morning fog.

Taking it back to something simple, with a backpack which includes everything that you need to live, and a best friend is the best way to appreciate what you have. A hot shower takes on a whole new meaning after a few days getting dirt under your fingernails.

Friday, June 3, 2011

May sun


When you get a sunny day such as this in May, you take it!

My friend Angela and I went to Neilsons Park and ran in to two other friends. We spent the afternoon drinking cider and playing music from an iphone in a wine glass (try it).

It's these days that make you happy to be living where you are surrounded by good people. I'll live off this one for a few weeks...

Three favourite places


My three favourite places in Sydney.



Do you think that the architect did it on purpose?