Aug 14

U.S. & Canada – Encore Slideshow

Slideshows of someone else’s holidays are always a snooze-fest.  Hopefully this breaks the mould…


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Aug 12

U.S. & Canada Part 6

Part 6, and even though there’s not much of the trip left, some of the best is still yet to come.  At the end of Part 5 we were travelling south towards Sacramento and LA before we flew east for a final week in America.  Which means our first stop was a day in the Amazing Yosemite National Park.

A postcard morning at Tunnel View. (37°42’56.49″N,119°40’38.22″W)20140213_034344

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Aug 12

U.S. & Canada Part 5


Part 5!  And we’re southbound.  This post starts in Vancouver which I thought was a really cool city; Alot like Sydney except there’s a ski hill at the top of the street (Aka Grouse Mountain).  One of the hot tourist options in Vancouver is to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge park and, as you may have realised based on the past 4 posts, Brendan and I don’t mind a good bridge.  So that’s where we begin….

Up in the tree tops, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (49°20’36.68″N,123° 6’59.02″W)


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May 19

U.S. & Canada Part 4

Continuing on from Part 3 of our U.S. and Canada Trip we then travelled north from Yellowstone National Park heading for Canada.  After checking out our options for heading north we realised that one of the options, route 191 passed by a Ski resort called Big Sky.  The coversation went something like…

“Hey, we’re gonna pass Big Sky”
“What’s Big Sky”
“Some ski resort”
“Worth checking out?”
“Umm… 1 sec…  hmm apparently it’s now the biggest ski resort in America”
“We’re off to Big Sky then!”

No helicopter required; on the peak of Lone Mountain (45°16’39.48″N,111°27’0.84″W)


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May 13

U.S. & Canada Part 3

Part 3 of our trek across the United States and Canada begins with the last leg of our Journey north from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole… I’ll let the photos do the storytelling.

The Clouds part briefly revealing the fresh dump of snow (42.75293667,-110.93329667)


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Apr 30

US & Canada Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my photo collection from my US & Canada Travels earlier in 2014.  If you missed it, the first part is here.  At the end of the last post my mate Brendan & I were just finishing our stay at the Grand Canyon and were about to start the trek north out of the (comparatively) warm Arizona desert toward the Mountain Resorts in the Rockies.  This drive was probably my favourite few (non-snowboarding) days of the trip; the change in the landscape was dramatic and the vastness of the empty wilderness was humbling.    I hope you enjoy the trip even a little bit as much as I did…


The circa 1911 Cameron Suspension Bridge which crosses the Little Colorado River (35°52’34.34″N,111°24’44.20″W)


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Apr 23

US & Canada Part 1

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything to my blog, but this should be a good way to break the drought; for those who don’t already know, I spent January and February this year travelling through the U.S. and Canada – what a trip it was!  My mate Brendan and I covered 10,000+ km by car, snowboarded 10 different ski resorts and saw so much awesome stuff…


So here is the first part of my collection of favourite photos; If my photos can capture just 1/100th of what it was like to actually be there I feel like they’ve done their job; enjoy!

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May 13

Wakefield Matsuri: 11-12/05/2013

So many photos, so little motivation to write any words…

Here are some of the photos I took over the weekend – Enjoy!

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Mar 31

Skylines Australia Texikhana 30/3/2013

Yesterday I went out to UWS Blacktown, Nirimba Campus to do some skids.  I threw my spare set of wheels on which had some pretty worn Nankangs already on them; unfortunately they didn’t last nearly as long as I hoped; after about 7 or 8 runs I was down to the belts on the inside edge and with no spares that was the end of driving for me…

So at that point I decided to pull the camera out and shoot happy snaps of everyone that was still going.  Here’s some of the pics:

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Nov 18

Grandpa’s Garage

Let me introduce you to my Dad’s Father; Graham, and his garage. Graham used to be a toolmaker and can whip up all kinds of amazing doodads and whatsits in the organised chaos that is his shed (Including the bearing on the home-made pano-head I used to shoot the 360 panorama) . I love going in and poking around the time capsule which is home to his accumulated tools, scraps, collectibles and junk and I’ve always wanted to take some pics.  So the other day I finally did just that and here’s the results.  Enjoy!

(Click the arrows on the top right of the panorama for full screen; may take some time to download.  Also, left click and drag on the panorama to control it yourself, you can also zoom in and out with the scroll wheel of your mouse)

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