Wisemans Ferry and the Convict Trail

Wisemans Ferry and the Convict Trail

With so much to do, so close to Sydney, sitting at home over a weekend is a sin, no matter what the weather. So on a chilly, windy Saturday, we took to the roads and headed west to Wisemans Ferry. We chose the slightly longer route, passing through Galston Gorge, where we stopped at Berowa …

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Lake Lyell, Newnes and the Glow Worm Tunnel

Lake Lyell, Newnes and the Glow Worm Tunnel

With a new ute parked in the garage, we were itching get out and put some dirt on it. We eventually settled on a trip to the glow worm tunnel, nestled in the Wollemi National Park, followed by a little camping at Lake Lyell. We headed out early on Saturday morning, stopping off at the …

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Hiking to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach

Hiking to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach

Having lived in Sydney for over a year, and since aunty Kerry was visiting us from Perth, we decided that it was high time to hike up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach. After a leisurely 30 minute drive, I strapped Katie onto my back, and we began our slow walk on soft beach sand …

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The Sydney 7s

The Sydney 7s

My rugby (union) viewing, since having left South Africa, has been disappointing to say the least. I’ve watched snippets of the Sharks games on YouTube, but that’s where it ends. So when a mate asked us to join him at the Sydney 7s, we jumped at the offer. After roping in my cousin, we caught …

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Shredding the Slopes at Heavenly

Shredding the Slopes at Heavenly

During a recent trip to Silicon Valley a colleague and I decided to sneak away for the weekend, and headed for the ski slopes surrounding Lake Tahoe. The journey to Heavenly was, well, less than heavenly. It all began with an Uber ride to Sydney International Airport, followed by a flight to Los Angeles, another …

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Sydney NYE Fireworks at Bradleys Head

Sydney NYE Fireworks at Bradleys Head

Celebrating our first New Years Eve in Sydney, there was really only one logical option on the cards – go and see the Sydney NYE Fireworks. Sadly, when I finally looked at booking tickets our options were severely limited (lesson learned, book early for the fireworks). Either I had to splash out $500+ per person, …

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Prospecting the Spit West Reserve

Prospecting the Spit West Reserve

Having moved to Sydney just under a year ago, it was truely amazing to realise that I had not flicked a fly into the abundance of water available right at my doorstep. Eager to put a stop to this poor behaviour, I grabbed my fly rod (and the 6 salt water flies I own) and …

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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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