Exploring Henry Head and Cape Banks

(Note: this was posted in February but backdated to December).

At the end of December I went with a friend to La Perouse in the south east of Sydney. From here we walked through scrub to the Henry Head Battery and Cape Banks. This is a great short (6km) walk really close to the city and we had a lot of fun exploring the old military tunnels underneath Henry Head.

Extreme Sailing Series Sydney 2015

(Note: this was posted in February but backdated to December).

In mid-December Sydney hosted the final act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series. I went down by myself for a few hours on the Saturday afternoon and then returned for the entire afternoon of the Sunday with friends. My friends had never seen yacht racing before and really enjoyed it, it was fun trying to explain all the technical terms of yacht racing to them that I had learnt as a child watching the Americas’s Cup Coverage on TV.

Below are a few photos of the racing near Farm Cove in Sydney Harbour.

V8 Supercars Sydney 500 2015 Photos

(Note: this was posted in February but backdated to December).

In early December I went to all three days of the finale round of the V8 Supercars Championship at Sydney Olympic Park.

I was very fortunate to have won a competition for a hot lap in a V8 Supercar on the Friday afternoon. I was not told of which team or car I would have the ride in until a few minutes before the lap. The car I was assigned was the Erebus Mercedes Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercar. I’ve been lucky enough to have ridden in race cars before so I knew what to expect when the car was braking for a corner. However, what I had yet to experience was the sheer power that the V8 Supercar has while accelerating, it was far more powerful than any rollercoaster or ride I’ve been on before.

There are a few photos from the three days of racing below.

A Wedding in Bali

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(Note: this was posted in January but backdated to November).

In mid November I traveled to Bali for a friend’s Wedding.

Bali is not a place that I have ever wanted to visit and a raft of stereotypes held up quite strongly in areas of the Island. In fact when I first arrived I was a little surprised at just how poor some areas of the island are. However, the wedding was good and we did some sight seeing on a day either side of the wedding. During the three days I was there we had dinner on Jimbaran Bay Beach and Kuta, relaxed at Nusa Dua, and did a day trip to Ubud. Photos are below.

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Sculpture By The Sea 2015

(Note: this was posted in January but backdated to November).

Below are some photos from the 2015 edition of Sculpture By The Sea. The highlight of the day was seeing a whale off the coast.

Hiking and Waterfights in the Blue Mountains

(Note: this was posted in December but backdated to September).

In September I went for a day hike in the Blue Mountains with visiting friends from Germany. During the day we bumped into some other exchange students and randomly formed a large and fun hiking and waterfighting group.

Photos: Vivid Sydney 2015

(Note: this was posted in November but backdated to June).

Below are a few photos from Vivid Sydney 2015. Once again there were light shows all over the city. This year a lot of the buildings had more quick animations making good photos difficult to capture.

Customs House


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