30d30m#9: Digger’s Beach, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Mar10

30d30m#9: Digger’s Beach, Coffs Harbour, NSW

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 to try and climb it. After climbing...

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30d30m#8: The Tower at Sawtell SLSC (HDR)
Mar08

30d30m#8: The Tower at Sawtell SLSC (HDR)

Sunset on Sawtell Beach at the beachside of Sawtell SLSC.

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30d30m#5: Murray’s Beach, Sawtell
Mar05

30d30m#5: Murray’s Beach, Sawtell

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.

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30d30m#2: South Park Beach, Coffs Harbour
Mar02

30d30m#2: South Park Beach, Coffs Harbour

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. So that’s day 2 of the 30 days / 30 minutes at the beach...

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Driving Australia – Fremantle, WA to Newcastle, NSW
Jun10

Driving Australia – Fremantle, WA to Newcastle, NSW

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 from Perth to...

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Farewell Speech to Japanese Junior High School
Mar22

Farewell Speech to Japanese Junior High School

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 a part in English and then the Japanese translation. It is simple English...

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