Buying My First Flies in Australia

Buying My First Flies in Australia

Back in February I sadly got rid of all of my flies, as well as all of my tying material, when immigrating from South Africa to Australia. It was perhaps a little drastic, but considering the volume of natural fibre in both, it seemed like the most logical and simple thing to do. After all, …

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City2Surf 2018

City2Surf 2018

Since arriving in Australia I’ve been eager to enter my first official event. Having missed the Balmoral Burn, I finally settled on the City2Surf, which is impressively the world’s largest fun run. This year’s event saw 80 000 people take to the road to tackle the 14km course from Sydney to Bondi Beach. Despite having …

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Corin Forest Snow Advenure

Corin Forest Snow Advenure

Since I was sadly going to be in Seattle for Katie’s 2nd birthday, we decided to celebrate it early, together with Sharon’s birthday, by having a family snow adventure in the mountains. We spent quite some time pondering a venue – Perisher, Selwyn, and Thredbo were the obvious choices. They were however all well over …

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Family Fun at Luna Park

Family Fun at Luna Park

Having lived in Sydney for close on 5 months, we decided it was time to visit an iconic Sydney attraction – Luna Park. Luna Park was originally built in 1935, and is beautifully located in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with spectacular views of the Opera House across the water. The park’s got …

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Camping at Mollymook

Camping at Mollymook

Having purchased a new, perhaps over the top, Black Wolf Turbo tent, it was time to go camping. Thankfully my cousin and his partner had a trip planned to Mollymook, and invited us along. As the weekend approached, inclement weather saw us considering a cabin. Thankfully we ummed and ahhed for far too long, and …

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The Scarborough Hotel

The Scarborough Hotel

On route home from a chilly weekend of camping in the rain, we decided to stop off at the Scarborough Hotel to grab a quick bite to eat. The hotel was ideally located to break up the journey, roughly halfway between Mollymook and Sydney, and promised both amazing views, as well as a place for the …

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Cupitt’s Winery, Brewery and Fromagerie

Cupitt’s Winery, Brewery and Fromagerie

My family and I recently visited Cupitt’s Winery on a cold, wet, winter’s day. It felt pleasantly familiar, reminding me of time spent in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands (back in South Africa). After running to the main building, in the pouring rain while carrying the kids, we crammed ourselves between the multitude of visitors enjoying Cupitt’s …

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Bonito in the Bay

Bonito in the Bay

A family wedding meant that Sharon, the kids, and I boarded a plane and headed to Brisbane. Nick picked us up from the airport and, much to my wife’s dismay, immediately started discussing the day’s fishing plans. We dropped the family off at Nick’s place, had a quick cup of coffee, hitched up the boat, …

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