Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bug Surf Day


This past week Sydney was deluged by 5 days of apocalyptic storms as winter made its presence known.


Nice section at North Steyne

The only bright side out of this was when it eventually stopped, we were treated to some of the best surf conditions we have seen.

Paddleboarder riding the bommie Sunday morning

Hardcore surfers braved the gigantic swell and we went down to the beach a couple of times to witness the death-defying awesomeness.

He looks so small next to the gigantic wall of water chasing him

In addition to the beach breaks being larger than normal, the Queenscliff bommie was breaking as well in epic fashion.

Catching one last wave at the bommie as the sun goes down

At one point on Sunday, there were 3 helicopters and 2 boats out searching for a missing surfer. We saw them pull a surfboard out of the water but no body. Hopefully the poor guy made it to shore.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Around the World and Back Again

Vroom Vroom! Amy with her first child.

Well, after a whirlwind tour of the east coast, Amy and I are back, safe and sound in Australia.

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to meet up with us, it is most appreciated. For those of you who missed us, look us up next time you are in Australia.

It was an eventful trip with 1 baby being born and an engagement taking place while we were in town (surely both were in our honor, right?) and we got to do lots of fun things with friends and family.

One of the people we visited was our old stereo, pictured behind me.

Ray ridding the world of backyard vermin.

The view from the corporate apartment. Where's the beach?

Somehow, the kids both knew how to time their jumps so when I landed, they would go flying

Jenn and Ethan, taking a break from the trampoline. We actually found Coopers there, a long way from Australia. Did not taste the same.

Ate soooo much pizza while in NYC. Sooooo good.

The view of the lake where Amy's family has a cottage. Awesome fireworks that night.

Amy and her Dad

Amy, doing what she was born to do

Chris and James developing a new way to hurt themselves