Visiting family in Fremantle and had to take the opportunity of continuing the 30d30m project with a photo of the sun setting on the ocean – something I don’t get to see on the east coast. The sun seems to set quicker when watching it disappear into the ocean. Last year I spent a few months in Fremantle. It was a very unique situation with a few very good mates. [...]
Weekday’s are always hectic: work; yoga; gym; personal projects; special events; and visiting a beach for 30 minutes every day. 30 minutes is only 2.5% of a day, and I’m glad each day that I’ve made the effort to take some time out and visit… Muttonbird Island is accessed via the jetty at Coffs Harbour. Not exactly a beach visit. Just behind where I took this photo is the tiny [...]
Being the weekend, I had time to explore beaches a little further from the usual. On Sunday I took a 15 minute drive south to Urunga. A boardwalk follows the breakwater from the caravan park in town all the way to the beach. It was a warm day, but the sand on the beach was clogged with piles of driftwood – probably from the recent weeks of storms – and didn’t [...]
Accessed via the highway directly opposite the Big Banana is the small Digger’s Beach. It’s in the resort area to the north of Coffs Harbour and is a very picturesque little beach. This photo was taken from a lookout installed by Rotary along the pathway that extends along most of the beaches in the Coffs Harbour area. I spotted an interesting headland to the north and went for a walk [...]
Sunset on Sawtell Beach at the beachside of Sawtell SLSC.
Today’s beach visit was later than usual. This meant I was in time for the sunset and some colourful clouds. Click on the photos below to view the hi-res versions on Flickr. I really like the first one, capturing the motion of the waves breaking and the seagull strolling along. I’m not happy with the result of this panorama, but it gives you a glimpse of the effect the sunset [...]
Today the clouds were still a mess and so was the ocean. From Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club I walked up towards Murray’s Beach (where I was yesterday). I love the sound of the waves washing over the pebbles strewn across the shoreline. Adds to the meditative state that spending 2.5% of my day at the beach brings.
Today it didn’t rain… there was even a spattering of blue sky to be seen. I thoroughly enjoyed just being at the beach today, didn’t stroll more than a few hundred metres, just relished the good weather.
This isn’t a beach I usually get to. It’s all the way over the other side of the Coffs city centre. When I first moved to Coffs Harbour in 2003 this was my local. Good to be back.
Rain, heavy at times. That was the forecast for today and that was what we got. Today I drove towards North Boambee Beach which is accessed via the jetty area, but the Coffs Triathlon was on and the roads at the jetty were diverted. South Park Beach at the Coffs Creek inlet (HDR Panorama). A tee-pee on South Park Beach (HDR). So that’s day 2 of the 30 days / [...]
The weather has been grim lately. This is 5th week of grey skies and there is only more to come. It started with 3 days of torrential downpour on Australia day long weekend, with multiple severe weather occurrences since. Sawtell Island at Bonville Head. Headed to the south end of Sawtell Beach, to the start of the coral outcrop area known as Sawtell Island. The rain made a comeback at [...]
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After doing a van trip in North Queensland a couple of years ago, I’d always wanted to drive and camp across the great Nullabor desert of south-central and south-western Australia. Leaving Fremantle (near Perth) in mid May, my good friend Dave and I piled ourselves and possessions into a Lancer sedan for one of our most unprepared and unique camping trips yet. Here’s what you’d see if you were driving [...]
In early March, nearing the end of the Japanese school year, I was asked to give a farewell message to the students of one of the junior high schools where I am an ALT. Even after living here for a year, my Japanese is quite poor. But I wanted the students to understand my message without it coming across like an English class. So I broke the speech up, saying [...]
Approaching the 1 year mark of living in Japan and working as an Assistant Language Teacher in 2 Junior High Schools in Toyota city, Aichi prefecture, I’ve started remembering the months leading up to departure from Australia last year. What stuff do I need that I might not be able to find easily in Japan? What things will be useful as a teacher? What don’t I need to bring? Prepare [...]
Last month marked my first 6 months of working and living in Japan. Since I arrived in Japan, I’ve been living in Toyota city (Aichi prefecture, near Nagoya), working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) at 2 local junior high schools. This post has been in the works for a few weeks now, whenever I have a few minutes down time. If you are thinking about coming to Japan to [...]
Finally, I’ve done it. From the initial thoughts years ago, to the start of methodical work on it, my venture into selling in the online space has commenced. After a degree in Mutlimedia (marketing major) and 5 years working in some of Australia’s leading interactive agencies and businesses, I wanted to share my knowledge of making successful websites. So I created the PDF eGuide and a companion website and support [...]
I’m posting this to my WordPress blog via the iPhone app, from WordBeach near Nagoya. WordBeach homepage: http://wordbeach.org/ (Japanese). Yokoso News page, including details on the live video cast I was a guest on: http://yokosonews.com/matsuri/wordbeach2011/ (English). Struggling with understanding the language, but it’s interesting to see the WordPress community in Japan. It was a pleasure to meet a few key people involved with translation of WordPress releases and documentation. One [...]