Tag: NSW

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 Dirty Manly Dam

A Dirty Manly Dam

On Saturday afternoon I made a sneaky dash for Manly Dam, eager to flick a fly for a few Aussie bass. After months of drought, Sydney had finally had a week of heavy rain, and I was interested to see the state of the dam. The water level was significantly higher than on my previous …

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Fly Fishing Middle Harbour on a Hobie Outback

Fly Fishing Middle Harbour on a Hobie Outback

After a few still water, bass outings, I decided it was time to take my kayak out onto the harbour in search of some larger saltwater fish. My plan was to spend the early hours looking for pelagics, specifically kingfish, in deeper water, and then to hunt a few bream or flathead if the going …

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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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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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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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Wisemans Ferry and the Convict Trail

Wisemans Ferry and the Convict Trail

With so much to do, so close to Sydney, sitting at home over a weekend is a sin, no matter what the weather. So on a chilly, windy Saturday, we took to the roads and headed west to Wisemans Ferry. We chose the slightly longer route, passing through Galston Gorge, where we stopped at Berowa …

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