...and hello Melbourne. And Nowra.
Before I start, apologies that this has taken a week and a half since leaving Adelaide to happen. Besides being really busy bodyboarding some of the best waves of my life (which, incidentally, by local standards are, and I quote, "rubbish" and "not worth going out"), Internet access has been scarce. I am currently staying with the Riley's in Nowra, NSW. It's gorgeous up here; two of the highlights are undoubtedly being in the water, waiting for the next set at Shoalhaven Heads and seeing a pod of dolphins about 80 metres away (I would, if I had more time, tell the story about how I saw a fin and panicked, etc. etc.) and visiting Hyam's Beach today - it claims to have the whitest sand in the world!
Melbourne was awesome. Highlights definitely being my toilet stop in the 35th floor of the Hotel Sofitel, my lunch at an awesome Italian restaurant and watching SA vs. Victoria at the MCG!
So, despite some pretty awful journeys (Melbourne to Nowra was 12 and a half hours!), which really aren't too bad as I can sleep, this trip is amazing. My bodyboard is superb, and tomorrow, after a surf, I will head up to Bondi Beach, Sydney, for my Christmas celebrations!
It is bloomin' hard getting in the Christmas-sy mood here in forty degree heat and with parrots and cockatoos flying around, but as long as I can get mince pies, which, albeit miles below Granny and Mum's impeccable standards, I can, I think I will manage. Here's to a Christmas Day surf in boardies and a rashie (no wetsuit at all!!!), though the forecast rain should remind me a bit of home!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday saw me venture to Adelaide Oval to watch a bit of cricket. Day one saw the Windies bowled out for 450 odd and today and yesterday the Aussies struggled and were bowled out for around 50 less. Should be a good final two days!
Here are some pictures I managed to take before I found out you weren't allowed camera's:
The legendary Adelaide Oval scoreboard.
Mitchell Johnson walking back to his mark as Shivnarine Chanderpaul
adjusts his pads at the strikers end.
"The Shiv" clipping one off his legs to bring up the half ton.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Just thought I would share a few pictures of my lovely new bodyboard in prep for my epic trip over Christmas! Might be testing it out down at Victor Harbour this week, will take some pictures and let you know how it rides!
So here are some pictures, enjoy!