Sunday, October 21, 2007
I feel well fed, and abused. We didn't take any pictures the first day, but see the photo below which captures "abseiling."
Abseiling is basically walking vertically down the face of a cliff. Don't worry, there was a rope involved. The above photo is one I found from the tours website: http://www.high-n-wild.com.au. We did abseil down this particular cliff, which was 30 meters or so high.
After lunch we suited up and started "canyoning" which involves sliding down rocks into rockpools in a wetsuit. It was mental. Our entire group was laughing uncontrollably the entire time, the water was freezing, and it was my favorite part. Imagine treading through rockpools with 30 foot high cliffs on either side of you and a temperate rainforest canopy overhead.
The canyoning ended at a huge rainfall, which we abseiled down. Once you are 5-10 feet from the pool below you jump backwards into the pool. I landed on my head, and I will probably relive this weekend in PT for years to come. The below picture is someone who definitely has more skills than I do.
I'm not sure why they call this abseiling, but my abs do hurt.
This is the reason why my head hurt last Monday:
And this is a photo of Roy's Radiators. Miss you Roy boy.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
As usual if you click on the photos below a larger version will magically appear on your screen - like a rainbow. The connections are literally staring you in the face! Radiohead is speaking to you! You should probably go postal.
Today we are bbqing and going to see some jazz at the bar downstairs (see third photo above).
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Do the D.A.N.C.E.
Does this look like a tree root to you? To me it looks like carnage - notice that this root has a fleshwound. I know, trees don't bleed. But some do.
This is a lizard generally served on Turkish bread with rocket and balsamic reduction
Oh, the hawkesbury. Ain't she just wonderful.
She's my Coney island baby, my Coney island girl
As usual, living the dream. On our way to brunch yesterday a neighbor was having a tag sale, and we bought an entire garden for our patio - I'm bringing the jungle room back (yea). We've got several fairly large trees, a huge rosemary bush, lavender, and a really zen 2 foot tall tree which I've planted on our kitchen table, which I like to look at while doing dishes.
Looks like later this month we are going canyoning... not sure exactly what that is, but it sounds pretty fun:
The beautiful 30 minute rainforest walk leads you to Twister Canyon. After wetsuits are fitted the fun begins. There are 8 jumps and slides before you reach Rocky Creek. From here the canyon is magnificent and deep. It includes much swimming and a great water-slide into a deep pool.In some parts the canyon is very narrow with high rock walls towering above. At the end of the canyon is a trip back up through the magnificent gorge of Rocky Creek.
Coming soon - a photo journal of our neighborhood courtesy my little camera phone. I've got some pretty slick shots of the art galleries and the cafes - I'm still trying to get some of the crackheads, but it's tough to capture that kind of desperation without putting yourself in danger.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Josh and I had a totally boring weekend AGAIN.
Adventure I: We decided to buy a tent second hand, rent a car, and go camping for Friday and Saturday night.
And on the second day, Josh commanded "Let there Be River"
But then wished it was heated.
Adventure II: Sunday morning, we woke up early, had brunch at a quaint local brunch joint (that was 'out of pancakes'!?!) and headed back to the city on a 83 degree day. We showered, took a nap, got our drink on, and headed to Park Life, a dance music fest full to the brim with naked 17 year old girls and super-confident drugged up boys to match.
Kelly calls them fluoro kids:
And my best friend, hero, and dance partner MIA:
Adventure III: Drove down to Maroubra Beach (The Boys of Bra is a movie about surfing that beach) and got our asses kicked by some ridic waves. Josh has pics from there, I believe.
Another amazing weekend.
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