New Years Eve 2012 – Sydney, Australia

 Held in Sydney Harbour each New Year’s Eve, this is Australia’s version of the Times Square in New York. Thousands line the shores of the harbour to catch 7 tons of explosives being detonated for their visual pleasure. This year I managed to get a front row seat at Garden Island looking directly at the bridge with nothing between myself and its majesty except water and a few dinghies. There were two displays, a family one at 9pm, and the spectacle at midnight. The family display used the barges only, with the fireworks on the bridge being reserved for the midnight show only. Enjoy the images below.

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Newcastle Photo-Walk

On the 16th January 2011, I embarked on a photo-walk around Newcastle with my girlfriend and her daughter with ten themes to photograph (and one photo to submit of my own choice). The path was a fixed option, the themes were wide and varied, and here are the results of what I took. I hope you enjoy them.

Last Day Of Summer

This was a great day to be out on the bike. Starting at Williamtown we headed down through Newcastle and past Lake Macquarie to Wyong before moving west towards Kulnura, where we stopped for lunch at Jerry’s Diner. A huge burger later and I was fuelled up and ready to get back on the bike. We went north through Laguna and to Wollombi along some all-too-short twisty roads, before heading back east towards home.

Sunday Bike Ride-Gloucester

It was a fine (if very warm) day on Sunday, and a few of us went out for a ride through the Bulahdelah area. Using a little app for my iPhone, I tracked where we went on this 250km ride that had us stopping in Gloucester for lunch. Some of the roads were a little rough for my little bike, but there were some very fun bits of bitumen near Wootton. We made it back mid-afternoon, just before the cooling rains fell. Not a badly spent Sunday at all.