(Jules is away exploring the western deserts with his family. Tony is taking a short break to adjust the valves in his diving equipment)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Peter arriving at Deep Cove for an easy rock platform landing in these slight sea conditions.
Peter looking north towards the Central Coast.
And then scrambling through the thick bush to explore the cliffs behind Deep Cove.
There was no evidence that anyone had been here for a very long time. No footprints or rubbish.
Peter looking up at the cliffs towering above and outwards.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Tony paddling past the Oasis just after a large set of waves had poured through.Another set running in towards the cliffs.
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And a great season it has been thus far. We've embraced the short days and cold temperatures and paddled extensively along the Sydney coastline, both out at sea and hugging the cliff line. We've had a variety of weather conditions to challenge and delight us - from massive southern ocean swells with strong winds to Mercury-like seas with brilliant clear sunshine. We've enjoyed encounters with whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and albatrosses. We've snorkelled over beautiful sea gardens and amongst schools of curious fish. We've warmed our cold hands around mugs of Peter's hot chocolate far out along the eastern horizon. And always we've marvelled at the beautiful coastline at our doorstep.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
(Luke behind camera).
Jules negotiating his rock shelf landing with Tony assisting. Tony had earlier made a perfect landing by riding a swollen wave onto shore and stepping off with dry toes. Luke and Peter arrived with less elegance and plenty of the Pacific Ocean onboard.