The scene was set in “SURFS UP … Again. Prelude to the now just completed trip. Read on. Day 1. Mid October, left town at 6.50am. Clear morning, road winds east through the central mountain chain, to the flat on the other side. Greeted by lush green of mountain jungle with Palm trees finding the … Continue reading Surf was Up ……
Surfs Up! …again!
Early morning fun and shapely Season opener (Oct 2019) I'm excited! Maybe the body isn't. If the excitement becomes satiated the body will be sore. After all it is seven months of enforced absence from the wave above. No Surf for that length of time as zero North East Monsoon winds to bring swell to … Continue reading Surfs Up! …again!
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!
A SPORTING CHANCE 4
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
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
A Warming Argument (long read)
Forward: The original idea for this 70 minutes of narrative had been floating around since November 2019. Reading about the shortcomings of the 'Paris' agreement on Greenhouse emissions and yet again witnessing much politics being played out by those Nations led by Conservative right wing Governments, really had my 'Greenie' blood boiling. Yet again, the … Continue reading A Warming Argument (long read)
Ecology Intermission 2.
SYMBIOSIS: A beneficial arrangement between two organisms. Symbiotic relationships occur mainly in three forms: 1. Mutualistic: where both parties benefit from this relationship . Possibly the best known example is Bees and Flowers. Bees pollinate flowers and plants set fruit. In return, Bees take some pollen home and make yummy honey. Everyone is a winner! … Continue reading Ecology Intermission 2.
Pre-dawn Wednesday, early UP after a restless night, partly due to ongoing contemplation of working future after just finishing my job, partly due to the ongoing rolling thunderstorm that seemed to last all night, but mainly due to being a little (understatement) excited about the impending North East Monsoon season surf on Malaysia's East Coast. … Continue reading UP