Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's been a long time

Sunrise from the new apartment over Freshwater

...Been a long time, been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.

Well not really that long but we have been offline for a while due to our recent move. We've done some cool stuff in the interim, here are the highlights:

Did the Manly Spit Walk:
A 3 hour hike from the spit of land that connects Manly to the rest of Sydney that goes along the coast. It was a pretty sweet hike, great views all along the way and plenty of secluded beaches to check out. We were guided by the beacon of beers waiting for us at the hike's termination point at the Manly Wharf. We were not disappointed.

Deserted beach on the way to Manly

Surfing again:
Based on the advice (contemptuous heckling) of the gentlemen in Chris' NYC based music club, we have broken out the wetsuits and done some winter surfing. The first attempt at this was shockingly mild as far as temperature and we have done it several times since, even venturing over to Freshwater Beach to test out the waves there. It is mid/late winter here now and we now know that we will be able to surf all year round. Awesome is not a strong enough word for this revelation.

The view from the coastal hike

Somewhere over the moonbow:
We saw an actual moonbow - a rainbow cast by the moon. Neither of us nor the friends we were with at the time had ever seen this before. It was cool. No, we do not live in the land of make-believe.

Moon is shining down on the surfers

Make mine a Duff:
The brewery is in full production mode in the new apartment. We have a heater in the second bedroom on a timer to keep the temperature constant for fermentation and we currently have a batch of Belgian White that will be going into the soon-to-be-built keggerator and a batch of mead fermenting as well.

Sunset over Manly Beach

Another one bites the dust:
On a bit of a sad note, I (Chris) am now gainfully employed. I'll cover this in more detail in another post but to summarize briefly, it involves going up on roofs and playing with power tools.

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