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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Goodbye South Africa, and Hello Australia!

Goodbye South Africa, and Hello Australia!

This post doesn’t fall in line with my usual blog entries, and is probably of little interest to anyone other than my family and closest friends. That said, being such a monumental event in my family’s life, it seems amiss to not have at least a small mention of it on my website. On the …

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Things I Learned in Australia

Things I Learned in Australia

The people are incredibly friendly Everything can kill you They really do say, “No worries mate” It’s safe (except for all the things that can kill you) It’s expensive It’s clean They don’t add salt to anything (which ruins the bacon) Alcohol is especially expensive There is generally no tipping The beaches are incredible The …

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The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2017

The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2017

Having hosted a very successful (inaugural) fly fishing festival in 2016, we (the UHTFC committee) decided to build on the event by hosting our second festival in 2017. We updated the format, extending the festival by a day to 2 days, and then threw in a formal dinner and  braai. Although Neill and I were fishing in the …

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A Moment in Gothenburg, Sweden

A Moment in Gothenburg, Sweden

Flying into Sweden was an incredible experience. As we approached Stockholm I was surprised by the sheer number of lush, green islands nestled in the Baltic Sea. And I was equally as surprised by the never ending landscapes filled with indigenous forests and lakes on approach to Gothenburg. I was left wondering which fish species …

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