Monday, 1 April 2013

Sally and Ann's Excellent Adventure 65: The Duke

Hawaiian surfer, Duke Kahanamoku is credited with popularising surfboard riding in Australia when he demonstrated his skills at Freshwater Beach in December 1914.

The statue at Freshwater was unveiled by his widow Mrs Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (Nadine) on Australia Day, Wednesday January 26, 1994.

More pictures from an earlier visit here and here


Friday, 29 March 2013

Sally and Ann's Excellent Adventure 62: South Curl Curl Pool

I've let the blog lag for a while as life took over, and haven't finished to walk yet! Day 5 began at South Curl Curl with a very refreshing dip!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Sally and Ann's Excellent Adventure 52: North Curl Curl pool

Wednesday January 9 was overcast and a bit windy, but the sea was benign. A different story on Monday January 28, when a giant swell was crashing on the rocks and spilling through the pool.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Cafe chairs (Sally and Ann's Excellent Adventure 51)

Maybe there's something special about these chairs at the South Curl Curl kiosk which is worth a bird's eye view?

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Cafe chairs.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sally and Ann's Excellent Adventure 50: Happy swimmer

I didn't ask this man's name, but we chatted for a while as we rested between laps. We were both enjoying the water at Dee Why pool. He agreed to let me take his photo. He was visiting with his children and nephews. They were having fun teaching the little one to balance on a boogie board in the small pool.

They were lovely kids, having a great day out.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Monday, 25 February 2013

Sally and Ann's Excellent Adventure 47: Jeremy

On a windy, overcast, but still warm day, we met Jeremy, who with his friend Alex was kite-surfing at Dee Why Beach.

We stood and watched them for ages - looked difficult, but lots of fun!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Sally and Ann's Excellent Adventure 43: Cinema

Tuesday 9 January was so hot - it reached a maximum of 43 degrees - that in the afternoon we retreated to the airconditioned cinema at Collaroy.

It's a lovely example of 1930s art deco 'ocean liner' style.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sally and Ann's Excellent Adventure 35: Pelican

Pelican Head ?

At the ocean pool at Mona Vale we encountered this pelican. A local later told us there are three which live there. This one was very keen on being as close to the fisherfolk as possible - an easier way to "catch" breakfast than doing it for yourself!

Then it went for a stroll around the rock platform outside the pool.