Wednesday, January 11, 2006



So last time i wrote we were about to do some surf lessons... well they were really good, both of us managed to get up pretty quickly (long boards) and enjoyed it thoroughly, we booked another lesson the next day and i managed to turn the board somewhat, an action very similar to snowboarding. The day after that we went to Nimbin. Nimbin was a dairy farm until the market dropped out in the 70's and all the farmers left. At the same time a load of hippies in melbourne and sydney were looking for somewhere to live as no one liked them much so they moved into Nimbin and it quickly became hippie central. We went and had a look, i think it would have been better to visit 30 years ago as now most of the hippies have gone leaving behind a few junkies who couldn't make it and a load of tourists but it was still fun. We also got a didgeridoo show from a guy who was advertising a coroboree (an aboriginal party) which was cool.

We got back from Nimbin and jumped on an overnight bus to Sydney (and saw the giant prawn binx) Sydney is great, i'm always happy wandering around big cities and syndey certainly fills that category. We've seen the opera house and bridge, went over to Manly on the ferry and we're off to Bondi once we get off the internet. We also went to the blue mountains which has some great views and rock formations. (Check the photos) We've also booked a flight to the Whitsunday coast and booked a 3 day sailing trip on a 65ft yacht which should be great, and we'll get to do a free scuba dive on the reef. Then we're off to Frazer island to self drive some 4x4 jeeps and camp out. We'll be in New Zealand before i know it!

Due to Flickr limitations i've put new photos in a new photos set and all the others in an old photo set. There's a link on the right to the sets page or click below for the new ones.

New Photos

Who'd be a koala eh???


Blogger tom said...

Have said this before and i'm sure i will say it again but ash is an extremely lucky boy.

must have been very good in a previous life.

suze i think the koala is more deserving.

ps. steve have you got you suit yet?

anyone know what trendy's up to? was thinking about trying to copy some of his work from last year as well as matt's.

Saturday, 14 January, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

What a sad lack of comments on my blog, what have i done to deserve this? Thanks Tom for sticking out the hard times with me.

Just got back from a wicked 3 days of sailing, i'm off on a 4x4 self drive safari thing tomorrow and i'll put up a full report when i get back.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2006  
Anonymous Mighty Matt said...

Ash you obviously haven't been doing enough exciting things for people to comment on.

Either that or people are giving you the subtle hints that they think you've been travelling for too long now and deserve to come home and get a job!

Tuesday, 17 January, 2006  
Anonymous spiteful duff said...

damn right, goddamn hippy, get a job!

Tuesday, 17 January, 2006  
Blogger minicookies said...

Personally I think it's that time of year when everyone get's spiteful over the fact you're jetsetting around the world while we're stuck doing final year projects/working/struggling to find a job/etc and think you're a barst*rd. I have known to be wrong though. Occasionally.

Wednesday, 18 January, 2006  
Anonymous Bend-o-rama said...

What, not commenting any more? Sorry jet setting to France myself. Actually the trip was a bit up and down in the extreme. Parts were briliant others were truely diabolical. I've just been working at the lab where they made the French bomb. Rather high security even now I can tell you.

Frankly I lost the will to use a keyboard, French ones drive me nuts.

Got me stuff cheers Tom, I sent you a message saying at the time, but I can't remember if that was before or after you posted here. Cheers though.

Get your lazy arse back here Ash, I want a hair cut.


Friday, 20 January, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

Steve, as you can probably imagine i'm dying to get back to cold miserable england to escort you to a barbers but you're just going to have to wait another 2 months, hohoho.

Saturday, 21 January, 2006  

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