Early Morning East Coast Peninsular Malaysia late October 2021 (Pic: C. Round) Tail end of the first week in March 2022, and coming home from two days of surfing . Reflect on what was Forecast and quality of Surf available. A measure of disappointment dominated this reflection. There had been consistent forecast of waves being … Continue reading Surf’s uP!
Belief comes at any time. Sunny, early Saturday afternoon cricket. It comes now in the belief that I will take this catch that the batsman hit my way. No doubt, just dread set certainty, (dread for the batsman that is) that he knows of my firm belief. He finishes looking up from the shot to … Continue reading BELIEF
ASHRAM Part 2 SOMETHING FOUND So much style and flow! Always seem to have the Butt stuck out! Not too sure about the colour choices though! The writer celebrating his 50th birthday with a fun surf at "Toms" in Perth. (Photo: Les Round) Moving to Perth in Western Australia, being no more than 5-10 minutes … Continue reading A SPORTING CHANCE 4
ASHRAM Some people say it is not the destination that counts, but the Journey itself. In this case I respectfully disagree. Car park view at the end of a long and winding dirt road of an uncrowded (2 people out) Southern Tasmanian surf spot on Bruny Island. Sitting out the back of the wave, looking … Continue reading A Sporting Chance 4
"Ave a Go ya Mug" The above title is quintessential Aussie slang often yelled out by Cricket spectators at Batsmen that are particularly slow in scoring runs. England's all time greatest most boring batsman - Geoff Boycott must have heard this thousands of times on Aussie cricket tours. Damn he was hard to get out … Continue reading A Sporting Chance 3
NO TALENT WINNERS David vs Goliath in which the small, ignored and supposedly no talent runt defeats the ultimate champion of pedigree and reputation. Whether this fable is true, it does not matter. The moral is that if you battle for the right cause, and your heart and resolve are true, then many obstacles can … Continue reading A Sporting Chance 2
Beach Sprint relay at Aus Surf Lifesaving Championship Perth WA. My daughter Alice closest to the camera - we blitzed em! (If you have never tried tit - run in sand. Not that easy!) The first in a regular rambling series of life’s ups and downs according to the Sporting Gods. A sporting life it … Continue reading SPORTING CHANCE