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[12 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 1,901 views]
Polzeath, Cornwall

Brilliant, spur of the moment weekend in Cornwall. Top surf, top crowd, top notch.

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[8 Apr 2012 | 12 Comments | 3,071 views]
Bali

en route to my yoga course. it’s all about the journey…

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[7 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 7,666 views]
surfing weekend in Newquay

A last minute roadtrip down to the glorious Cornish coast.

Miles & miles of open, pretty ‘a’ roads, great cliff views and heaps of interesting clouds…

The perfect weekend set up: discount card for the bar, student & local crowd, free wifi, greasy fish’n’chips down the road.

Messy surf, breezy walks, a cracking Chilean pinot, and sunburn.

Yeeeoow :)

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[14 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 60,419 views]
Sri Lanka

Two weeks felt like two months here, partly because I took in so much of the country with all the bus trips, long days of sunrise & sunsets, and high quantity of curry’n’rice. Sri Lanka was a bright country full of interesting things to see, do & taste, and the people – beyond the first haggle – were warm & generous. I snacked on peanuts with tuk tuk drivers, scrambled empty pop bottles with school children, shared bus seats with monks, high fived guys in the surf and enjoyed freebies with festival-goers. There were smiles everywhere and I took them home with me.

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[8 Jul 2011 | 8 Comments | 4,200 views]
Bali 2011

Seven days on the glorious island of Bali. An immediately calming but strengthening environment.

This time I saw more of the beaches and ventured inland to Ubud – a cruise-y, spiritual town.

Fun times were had on surf board, bike, yoga mat and dance floor. And there was plenty of fuel from the nation’s superb Bintang and anything-with-peanut-sauce dishes :)

I hope I make it back again some day…

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[14 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,267 views]
evening surf

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Popped over to Freshie for a surf this evening. It was gorgeous there – it was gorgeous along all of the north shor / northern beaches – and I piled into the ocean for my first non-wetsuit surf this season. Let’s say up front, it was still fresh, and evening may not have been the best time to trial this, but it was fine.
There were some smashing waves. Not heaps, just a few smashing ones.
I caught most of the ones I wanted to until my feet went so …

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[5 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 11,286 views]
Batemans Bay

Long weekend down in Batemans Bay south of Sydney, a gorgeous bit of the country with some beautiful and secluded beaches.

Scruffing it up with Laz, hostel, bbqs.

Piling in to a whole heap of running, surfing, paddling.

Getting centred with a splash of reading, yoga and red wine.

Happy :)

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[27 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,126 views]

Dragged the board out for a spin after surf patrol and had a bunch of fun. Caught a few good ones, got smashed, think I managed to stay standing for longer which is good. Rez was out again and it took him, ooo, three minutes before “Lucy James paddle“, things never change eh…

And then I went for a paddle this morning, before work.

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[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,075 views]

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Following last season’s finale in Bali it was time to get back ‘on the bike’ and see what I’d lost over the winter.
Obviously I was going all mental in my head about surfing again. I practised on the beach and OMG (cheerleader voice) I was rubbish: you could see on the sand that I was dragging and not landing my feet, putting my hands in the wrong places, blah blah.
In to the surf… sweet relief (and honestly I said this out loud to myself), I still loved it. …

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[6 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 984 views]

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I’ve heard that there’s some creepy sounding fake wave making pool place here in Singapore where you can surf. I’m told you work your way from the body boarding pool right up to the tube… How can this be? I’m trying to get the afternoon off to find out. I ‘did’ the snowboard thing in Dubai. I feel this could be a similar erm, experience. More later…