Australian Xmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Dear all, It's 28 degrees C, not a breath of wind, the cicadas are chirping and the sky is a perfect, cloudless blue. I just got back from a quick swim at the beach. The water was like warm, green glass. Now I'm tidying the house, in preparation for the relatives ...

Beach afternoon

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Warm day that clouded over in the afternoon. I had a few hours before I had to get ready to go out, so I went to the beach. Heavy, dark rainclouds hovered nearby as I walked up and down the beach. I could see a veil of rain only a kilometre ...


Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Went to the beach for the first time today. The air was warm and the water was freezing. I didn't go in, but it was nice to be there again.

Big Geocaching Day

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Over the Wall by The 2 Dogs S 33° 48.741 E 151° 18.165 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 Terrain: 2.5 A very tricky conundrum this one and it's not for the faint hearted. Which side ...


Thursday, April 14th, 2005

I'm off to the beach this lunchtime, just like yesterday and Monday. It's now quite cool at the beach, even at midday, and the water feels cool at first but you soon adjust. It will be raining and cool (low twenties and late teens) for much of the rest of the ...


Friday, April 1st, 2005

Made it to the beach at lunchtime. The sun and the water were warm but the wind was cold so I didn't linger long.


Sunday, February 13th, 2005

My boyfriend and I made a new cache today: 2108 by Charl and Paxeiro S 33� 35.251 E 151� 18.184 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: ** Terrain: *** There are many ways to reach this cache, each more scenic than ...

Another perfect summer day

Monday, February 7th, 2005

Warm but not too warm. Sunny. Cloudless. There's a bit of storm water evidence around (dead gum leaves floating in the pool) but nothing too bad. I'll try for the summer trifecta tomorrow. 1. 6.30am before work - beach 2. 12.30pm lunch hour - beach 3. 6pm after work - beach There's never too much ...

Best summer day

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Today was the perfect summer day. Warm, windless and cloudless, the day seemed to last and last. I went to the Mona Vale Basin beach and the water, though a little cool, was clear and calm. The waves were small and unobtrusive. Felt a bit too tired and headachy for some reason ...

A nice round 20

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

My boyfriend and I decided to geocache while actually hiking through the bush today. The thing about city geoaching is that you can do many in a short amount of time but you don't get much exercise. I�ve now logged 20 cache finds. A nice round number. The Hunt For Pilatus Part ...

Another Swim

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

It was supposed to be 27 degrees today, so I went to the beach at lunchtime. The sun was warm but there was a distinct chill in the breeze. Found a lost pair of swimming goggles on the walk to the sea pool at the south end of the beach. ...

Aquada Hits The Headlines

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

From the UK's Mirror: Sir Richard Branson yesterday scored revenge on the French by smashing their record for crossing the Channel in an amphibious vehicle. The Virgin boss took 1hr 40 min 6 secs to reach Calais in his James Bond-style land and sea vehicle. His �75,000 Gibbs Aquada vehicle has a top ...