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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U2, Live in Sydney (The Joshua Tree Tour)

U2, Live in Sydney (The Joshua Tree Tour)

On Saturday afternoon we headed to the SCG to watch U2 live, on their Joshua Tree Tour. Friday’s performance had received less than stellar reviews, predominantly due to kilometre long queues (in the rain), sound issues, and the lack of a big screen, so I was a nervous to say the least. That said, seeing …

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Excitement on Fly at Willoughby Creek Bay

Excitement on Fly at Willoughby Creek Bay

I snuck out of the house late on Saturday afternoon, fly rod in hand, ready to explore some nearby waters. Despite having lived in Sydney for close on 2 years, I had only fished the harbour twice, and was eager to find some good fishing spots close to home. When I arrived at the Willoughby …

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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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