Category: Family

A Long Weekend at Racecourse Beach

A Long Weekend at Racecourse Beach

After months in lockdown courtesy of COVID-19, travel restrictions were finally eased, just in time for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. We jumped at the opportunity and immediately set about looking for a holiday park to take the kids to. Sadly, it quickly became obvious that the rest of Australia had the same idea, as …

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Family Fun on the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

Family Fun on the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

Two years ago we left the sunny shores of South Africa, and with it our trusty mountain bikes. It was a sad day indeed. Thankfully, with our girls getting older, and quickly forming their own love for bikes, we decided it was time to bite the bullet and invest in a new set of mountain …

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A Rainy Weekend at Ocean Beach

A Rainy Weekend at Ocean Beach

Since it was granny’s last weekend in Australia, Kerry flew over from Perth and we headed away for a long weekend at Ocean Beach. Sadly the weather was not in our favour, and heavy rain was predicted for the majority of our stay. This was bittersweet, as the bushfires continued to ravage a drought-ridden Australia, …

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A Weekend in Budgewoi

A Weekend in Budgewoi

After a long and painful journey back from the USA, including a lost bag and a delayed flight, I was happy to climb into the ute and head north for long weekend at Budgewoi. We’d booked a deluxe cabin at Budgewoi Holiday Park, on the banks of Lake Munmorah, and were ready for a weekend …

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Fly Fishing Manly Dam – Take 2

Fly Fishing Manly Dam – Take 2

On a lazy Friday morning, I decided to take advantage of the fact that granny was staying with us, and took her and the girls down to Manly Dam, to show her one of my local fishing holes. It was the first time I’d tried to load my Hobie Outback onto the roof of my …

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Aussie Bass at Manly Dam

Aussie Bass at Manly Dam

After months of deliberation around which fishing platform would be best suited to my use cases, having considered multiple options from boats to float tubes and paddle kayaks, I bit the bullet and purchased a 2019 Hobie Outback. Surprisingly, even after I’d narrowed my choices down to the pedal kayaks, the decision was still far …

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Mosman Parkrun

Mosman Parkrun

Rather than a lazy Saturday start, we decided to kick off the weekend with a bang, by doing our first ever family parkrun. We headed down to Spit Reserve where the Mosman parkrun is held, with the girls sporting matching outfits. I wasn’t expecting a lot, predominantly because Mosman parkrun is a 3 lap, out …

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A Weekend In Oberon

A Weekend In Oberon

My family and I recently headed out to Oberon in NSW, in the hope of finding some trout waters closer to home. While Lake Jindabyne and the Thredbo River were incredible venues, driving 7 hours to fish for trout is just too tall an ask for me to do frequently. So with that in mind, …

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Walking to Local Aboriginal Stone Art

Walking to Local Aboriginal Stone Art

We’re blessed in Sydney with an abundance of walking trails, right on our doorstep. And if you chose your trail carefully, you can experience so much more than just spectacular views. You can find historical sites, lighthouses, Aboriginal art, hidden beaches, and the odd discarded (and fully functioning) piano atop a cliff. One of our …

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Relaxing in the Blue Mountains

Relaxing in the Blue Mountains

It was with a plethora of plans that we headed for the Blue Mountains early on Saturday morning. I had landed from Dublin just 3 hours earlier, with my sister landing just an hour after me, having flown in from Perth. My dad and Cassia had also landed less than 24 hours prior, jetting in …

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