My first visit to the beach

My first visit to the beach

My first visit to the beach

Ready, Set

Ready, Set

A haircut only a mother could love

A haircut only a mother could love

Bikini wax

Bikini wax

Clean up in aisle 1

Clean up in aisle 1

Keeping watch

Keeping watch

Click click click

Click click click

Moo mail

 

Smile for peace

This guy is often in the Sydney CBD during busy periods. He wanders around carrying this sign, waves to cars and pedestrians going past and does it all with a permanent smile on his face! It’s contagious! 🙂 He reminds me of Mister Miyagi from the original Karate Kid!

Smile for peace

Bondi Pool

Bondi mural

I was a little hesitant putting this last shot in, but I think it’s fun and I like it so that’s all that matters!

Left behind

Forget “The Thinker”

Let me present to you…

The Reader

You lookin’ at me?

Finished my final week on-site at the College of Law this week! After 8 long years of study it’s all finally over – wooooohooooooo! More free time to do anything! Now I just have to finish my work experience and then apply to be admitted as a lawyer (along with declaring my run-ins with the law when I was a teenager)!

Went down to Bondi Beach again today as it was such a beautiful morning, here are a couple I liked:

You lookin’ at me?

Can I help you?

Entrepreneur

Fluff ball

Stars

Just chillin’

Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach

Pink umbrella

Went down to Bondi Beach again but not as much luck today!

Pink brolly

Anarchy

Nothing like a morning swim at Bondi!

Legs were a bit sore this morning after my ride yesterday so I decided to take a break from the bike and went down to Bondi for a morning swim – water was superb and there were some small waves perfect for body surfing! My little GoPro waterproof camera has been getting a workout recently but it is just so versatile why not take it everywhere?

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Happy Australia Day!

…and i’m now officially a world record holder (along with 2067 other Aussies who participated in the havaianas thong challenge at Bondi Beach)! Last year Bondi was beaten by Cottesloe beach in Western Australia but this year we got our own back and beat them by just over 100 people to set a new World Record!! Wooooohooooooooooooo!

Got to Bondi around 10:30am and visibility was down to about 20m and for a period of time the beach was closed:

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But it did clear up enough to attempt the record about 1hr past the scheduled time:

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Water was warm, everyone was in good spirits and my little GoPro camera captured some of the action (slideshow here). All 2068 of us went in to the water and joined up to form a big letter ‘H’.

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All in all a fantastic way to spend Australia Day and a good reminder that we are very lucky to live in the best country on Earth! What could be more Australian than floating on a giant thong at Bondi Beach? (although I am missing the green zinc on my face) Happy Australia Day!

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Happy Australia Day!

Spent most of the day down at Bondi Beach (starting at sunrise however the cloud cover prevented the taking of any beautiful shots, collected my thong (see pic below) to compete in the havaianas thong challenge.

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Went back just before lunch where we all lined up on the beach to be counted before entering the water with our giant thongs and all joining up to form a human chain to try and break the world record (set at Bondi Beach in 2009!).

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But – even though we surpassed the 2009 world record by an amazing 300 people (with 1262 of us!), we were beaten by Cottlesloe Beach in Western Australia who had a whopping 1301! Congratulations WA but hopefully we’ll take the title back next year!

This evening went in to Darling Harbour to watch the Australia Day fireworks and i’ve got to say they were quite possibly the best fireworks i’ve ever seen – even surpassing Sydney’s NYE fireworks display – and that’s saying a lot!

Hope everyone else enjoyed their day as much as I did and we are all extremely lucky to live in this beautiful country. Happy Australia Day!