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Riding by lake and shore

Riding by lake and shore

Bike riding around Lake Illawarra and along the coast down to Barrack Point. Incredible scenery, a peaceful cycle path and plenty of flora and fauna. Recommended to all cyclists with an interest in photography.

Lake Illawarra Ride #2

Lake Illawarra Ride #2

These photographs were taken on the 1st September 2012 during a bike ride from Barrack Point through to Lake Illawarra and Oak Flats. They were taken with a small Nikon S9200 Camera.

Lake Illawarra Ride #1

Lake Illawarra Ride #1

These photographs were taken on the 10th June 2012 during a bike ride from Barrack Point through to Lake Illawarra and Oak Flats. They were taken with a small Nikon camera.

Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

As you know Neil Armstrong has passed away. The Apollo 11 lunar landing in July 1969 was a defining moment in my life. I built models of the Saturn space rocket and the Lunar Model. I collected newspaper clippings and made scrapbooks.

Viking Online Resources

Viking Online Resources

Recently updated the web links for the Vikings. The sites vary in quality however they can act as an entry point for the exploration and study of Viking history and culture.

Work, life and death

Work, life and death

After all, when you are on your deathbed, reminiscing about your life, do you really think you will be caring about all the boxes that you ticked, the promotions your received and the nice shiny offices that had your name on the door?

Notes from Taiwan

Notes from Taiwan

7-11 stores in Taiwan, and Japan for that matter, are an adventure in themselves. You can purchase just about anything. Anything. They also provide courier services. Food, drink, beer, snacks, nik-naks, and so on. One can spend ages in a Japanese 7-11 captivated and intrigued by what is on the shelves.

Zendags go north

Zendags go north

Went for a ride with my friend Evan along the cycle track that follows the coast from North Wollongong through to Sandon Point and beyond. It was a perfect afternoon and the cycle track was not too crowded.

The skies inspire

The skies inspire

During this Autumn the skies over the Illawarra have been impressive, particularly at sunset. The moon has been a part of these evening performances as well.

Waxing lunar

Waxing lunar

A few weeks back I was capturing the clouds as sunset progressed and I made a few attempts to photograph the moon through the thin evening clouds. A few of the photographs are in the gallery below.

Sky on fire

Sky on fire

The photographs in this gallery were taken on the 7th May 2012 looking west towards Nebo from Figtree. This Autumn is proving to rich with the most impressive of sunsets and these images demonstrate how the sky seemed to be on fire this particular evening.

Iridescent eve

Iridescent eve

The photographs in this gallery were taken on the 12th May 2012 looking west towards Nebo from Figtree. I had the feeling given the cirrus clouds and the sunset that there mighty be iridescent clouds and luckily my prediction proved true.

Autumn sunset #2

Autumn sunset #2

The photographs in this gallery were taken on the 5th May 2012 looking west towards Nebo from Figtree. Another brilliant sunset. There have been many.

Autumn sunset #1

Autumn sunset #1

The photographs in this gallery were taken on the 28th April 2012 looking west towards Nebo from Figtree. This Autumn is proving to rich with incredible sunsets.

Zendogs ride in Malaysia

Zendogs ride in Malaysia

A couple of Sundays back I went for a bike ride with a group of friends in Johor, Malaysia. We rode from Pengerang to Sungei Rengit. We rode through small kampongs, past the homes, gardens and local makan places. No rush, no traffic, no hustle, no bustle.

On ya bike!

On ya bike!

Bought a new bike. It is a Giant Cross City hybrid bike. Basically a flat bar road bike. Recent bike riding experiences in Singapore and Malaysia convinced me it was time to purchase a new bike.

Ulu Ubin Ride

Ulu Ubin Ride

Riding a mountain bike around Pulau Ubin on a hot, steamy day. There is a gallery of photographs for you to check out. People, flora, fauna, boats and signs.

The End of an Era

The End of an Era

I think I know how Singaporeans must feel as the places they know well are torn down and swallowed up in the name of progress. Their kampongs, favourite eating places, schools and homes.

Technology OCD

Technology OCD

When it comes to computers, iPods, iPads and all that guff I, and seemingly many others, have been caught up in this unbelievable crazy black hole of needing to purchase the latest and greatest. What gives? What has happened? What has changed?

Mac OSX Links & Tools

Mac OSX Links & Tools

In support of a Mac workshop I thought I would gather together these resources and links in one place… Mac sites, maintenance, handy apps and installing OS X Lion