2008 XMAS wishes from OZ

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Hi Everyone,It’s been a while since we updated our blog but things have been busy busy busy. Since we moved in we have been working hard on the house getting mainly the outside up to scratch. It’s been back breaking work but a lot of...

Settling in OZ

Friday, November 7, 2008 It’s been a while but I make no excuses as we have been trying simply to get settled in. Our wild adventures have come to a halt and the reality of life dawns on us again. Well, I guess to some extent the adventure is still on but not the...

Trip to Portugal

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 For those of you who haven’t heard the news yet ….. , wait before I share it with you, you need to imagine Eddy and I doing the victory dance around the room …, ready …. “We got our visas, we got our visas!” You can surely...

SURPRISE!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008 SURPRISE!!! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT OUR VISA! WE GOT...

Double wall jump

Thursday, August 21, 2008 We have now done more than 100 BASE jumps. Doesn’t sound like much but when you compare that to the 59 jumps Lynda had done in the last 3.5 years before arriving in Europe you get the idea of how hard it is to do those numbers living in...

The Eiger

Monday, July 28, 2008 They say practise makes perfect but until you do lots of it, you don’t really grasp that statement. Like Gary Player once said, “The more I practice the luckier I get”. Well, we certainly are feeling the effects of that. At one point I thought...

Switzerland 2

Friday, July 18, 2008 So far we have done 50 BASE jumps in one month. That’s a whole lot of play time. I think our experience level has just shot up 20 fold. Lynda is flying her tiny wingsuit better and further than some people are flying their latest and greatest...

Switzerland

Thursday, July 10, 2008 One might see postcards of Switzerland or movies but unless you have been here I doubt you really have a good idea of just how beautiful this place is. Every time I sit out on the chalet balcony and look out into the valley of 72 waterfalls I...

Norway Heli Boogie

Monday, June 30, 2008 It’s been over 33 hours now since we arrived at the airport in Sydney to start our trip to the Fjords in Norway and we still have a further 13 or so hours to go on the train we are sitting in as I type this and that only gets us to Stavanger....

End of the three months

Monday, June 9, 2008 And there we have it, three months have passed, can you believe it and we are just about to embark on our next adventure. We have been talking about doing a BASE tour in Norway for so long now that it doesn’t feel real that we are about to leave...

Gold Coast

Saturday, June 7, 2008 Ok, for the good news….. we have bought a piece of land and signed on a house to be built! Shew, it’s been a rollercoaster ride week this week. Emotions have been high and low but we have managed to pull thru it all at the end. The search...

Brisbane

Monday, June 2, 2008 It’s been all work and no play for the last couple of days since we come from Byron Bay. We headed further North towards Brisbane and dropped in on the odd suburb or two before the Gold Coast. There are some places out there that are affordable...

Byron Bay

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Here we sit in our comfy little tent in the famous Byron Bay. While I’m trying desperately to write a very intellectual blog about the shuwa so like where is the mountain dude Byron Bay, I’m over hearing a young loud couple, in the tent next to...

Still in Sydney

Sunday, May 18, 2008 We haven’t left Sydney yet. Still hanging around checking things out. We have decided to attend the Helicopter BASE Boogie in Norway which gives us a chance to BASE jump lots without too much physical exertion. I think that’s a good thing since we...

Sydney

Sunday, May 11, 2008 Sydney, Sydney I guess could be called the heart of OZ but I think I’d get hung at noon if I told an aussie that! I guess we could call it the financial hub but that could also be debated to death. The city is vibrant and full of anything and...

Melbourne

Saturday, May 3, 2008 After visiting the 12 Apostles along the very windy and hilly Great Ocean Road, I started suffering from my childhood car sickness – the more we drove the worse I felt. So instead of continuing our drive along the Great Ocean Road and spending...

Adelaide to Melbourne

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 So Adelaide……. Hmmm… not too sure what to say here and the reason we have not blogged for quite some time. Let me set the scene: We arrived in Adelaide on a Saturday early afternoon having booked the camp site ahead of time....

Albany to Adelaide

Monday, April 21, 2008 Albany is a small town and did not particularly appeal to us so this was going to be a short stop. I must admit we didn’t do much research into the town itself and anyway I had this nudging calling to move on to Esperance, the final town before...

Margaret River

Saturday, April 12, 2008 Our next leg after Perth has taken us down to Margaret River which is the wine producing area of Western Australia. They boost that it’s one of the best wine producing region in Australia although it only produces a small percentage of around...

Swimming with Whale Sharks

Monday, April 7, 2008 So we head further North and we quickly lose sight of any form of civilized link which would commonly be stuff like power lines and telephone lines. There is just vast emptiness but pretty landscape. It’s fairly similar to African bushveld. One...

Swimming with Dolphins

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Wow, 1 April! April fool. Not here. It will be a day to remember in our memories forever. Today we did some incredible things that will be etched into our minds for a long long time. The day started early after a good night’s rest. We hopped...

Going North in Western Australia

Sunday, March 30, 2008 Hi Everyone, So, here we are on our first part of our adventure around Australia. Yesterday we left Perth to head North. No real plan as always but we certainly wanted to pop into the world heritage site of Shark Bay. The place is famous for the...

1 week mark

Monday, March 24, 2008 Well, I can hardly believe it! We have been here just over 1 week already. Boy, has it has been a fantastic one week. The last few days over the Easter weekend, we have been going to the most gorgeous beaches. The sea is such an awesome colour...

Our first 3 days

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Hi Guys & Girls, So, here we are. Three days into our OZ trip and no sign of the wizard. Maybe that’s because we are still stuck on the west end and we have a whole country to look for him/her. It’s been absolutely fantastic so far and...

Today we fly to OZ

Saturday, March 15, 2008 Well, here we are, 15th of March 2008. We are hours away from beginning our journey. We are off to find the wonderful wizard of OZ. I’m feeling a little like all the characters in the OZ story but I’m also feeling excited like hell. I don’t...

Oz Adventure

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Our next big adventure starts on the 15th of March 2008.   We are off to Australia to make a new life in a new country.  We are flying to Perth and will land there on the 16th of March.  From there we plan to visit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney...