Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Standard Tourist Pics

Australian Alcatraz. Couple of Hundered years ago they used to keep prisoners on this island. Then they would chum up the waters so there would be sharks in the area.
Just some handsome devil.
Opera man's secret hide out.
Janelle posing in the land down under.
Funny tag.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Some Pictures from the last few days

Cool Dyno

Garrett doing a head stand...

So we went up to Wollongong this last weekend. It was good times. The waves were quite small but we still had a blast. The above pictures of me climbing are in the Balkan Hills. Nice area though it was super hot. I think I got heat stroke, either that or I was still recovering from a great weekend of splashing around in the waves.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Waves at my Beach


They were a bit big today. They closed the beach to swimming so I didn't go out it was a bit scary and the waves looked really heavy. I don't know if I mentioned but the other day I crashed while surfing and was held down for almost a minute. Pretty exciting. I'm just glad my board floats and that I could get a breath before the next wave hit.

Bloody Flapper

Climbing in Sydney

Sissy Crag

Hey there. Well I went climbing again today after almost 6 inchs of rain in 24 hours. It's hot here so it dries up fast. Well I got a flapper on my Pinky finger which if anyone knows is the almost the worst climbing injury you can get next to the dreaded torn. But I think I will recover, though I might need a Skin Graft. So if you have extra butt flesh send word. Or I'll write you I know the people out there with excess.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Rainy Day

Lame Video of the 145mm of rain that we got here in Sydney in one day.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Some Pictures

Climbing in Sydney

Me walking

Canyon jumping.

Garrett Climbing

Monday, February 5, 2007

Long over Due.

Hey everyone sorry I haven't been posting more, and sorry I haven't posted more pictures. To be honest I hate PCs and find them needlessly complicated. So until the stupid people at the Internet company final hook up Garrett's Internet I will only post a couple pictures now and then... (Today not being one of theses days.)

So what have I been doing well surfing and climbing. Well bouldering anyways. I went to this super awesome area in Sydney Yesterday which has the most concentration of problems in all of New South Wales. The rock is sand stone a little like Font though with out the nice shapes that France has to offer. I climbed a lot maybe 40 problems though it was super hot and I got a bit of sun stroke. I know this because when I went to buy beer after climbing I came away with Ginger Beer. Which if you've ever had is about the most terrible tasting stuff on the planet (turpentine).

If your interested in the area i went bouldering at it's in the Hills District. Kind of far from Manly where I'm staying. That and you have to pay a tole to drive across town (4 bucks each way). Sydney is huge also if you haven't been here takes forever to get across like 3 hours from one side to the other. It's like if they added Hope to Vancouver. Crazy really.

I've also been surfing a lot I'm pleased to say I am improving though it's a baby steps. That and I'm no longer being laughed at from the shore or by the other surfers. I think they now just keep it on the inside. The waves average around 4 feet to about 7 feet max. (That I've seen anyways.) I've only been to three breaks Curl Curl, Manly and Dee Way. Nice beaches though you have to be care full when the wind is blowing in from the ocean you get Jelly Fish called Blue Bottles which sting and hurt like hell. Luckily I haven't been hit yet though I saw a guy who had and he was all up in arms about it. Wimp... Jinx.

I'm planning on heading down to the Grampians in a couple of days for a few weeks of full on climbing. The reason I haven't gone yet is the temperature has been hovering around 40 for the past three weeks. Which makes friction a tad tough when you can't even touch the rock for fear of a burn.