Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Best charity walk

At St Leonards this 24-hour walk was full of school children and nurses from Royal North Shore.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sydney Airport Train

Best way to get from the airport into Sydney is on this train, only takes 10 minutes and you are in the heart.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mirror picture

Round convex mirror next to Australian Museum on College St.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Funky poster

Hey Now, poster on a pole next to bike lane on College St.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Scruffy Murphy's in Sydney

Home of the Lions. Recently the British and Ireland Lions Rugby Union team gave the Australian Wallabies a hiding. Their jolly supporters were seen all over Sydney, especially in this pub on Goulburn St. Well done to them. Currently also walloping us in cricket - The Ashes. Also won the Tour de France. Won Wimbledon... have I left anything out? Yep won a swag of medals at the Olympics.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Big dog on beach

On a recent trip to Oahu - on Lanakai Beach - he was friendly too.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hawaiian Beach

Recent holiday snap, warm Hawaii - back to cold Sydney.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Farmers Market Kailua

Lots of chickens around Hawaii, these markets had some marvelous produce and snacks. Loved the fish tacos.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mango on the beach

Anything better than a fresh mango?

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Shaka sign

Hawaii is a friendly funky place to visit, thank you or mahalo.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hawaiian Kitesurfer

Recent holiday snap at Kailua Beach, Oahu.

Friday, July 19, 2013


Purple suit man on George Street, part of a gang.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Huey Helicopter

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (unofficially Huey) is a military helicopter powered by a single, turboshaft engine, with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. Approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft saw service in Vietnam. The Australian Army used these as well in Vietnam.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

High ranking officers

These are the top brass. This is the last of the Avalon Tattoo - and I am back from holiday!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Navy cadets on parade

Getting ready for the march

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bastille Day

Vive la France. Taken on 14 July 2012.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Vietnam veteran motorcycle

Lots of vets ride Harleys.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Festival organisation

mmm ... what have we here?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The slouch hat

Sticker on motorbike

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fire truck at festival

Rear shot of restored Bedford.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Two vietnam veterans

'Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War began as a small commitment of 30 men in 1962, and increased over the following decade to a peak of 7,672 Australians deployed in South Vietnam or in support of Australian forces there. The Vietnam War was the longest and most controversial war Australia has ever fought. Approximately 60,000 Australians served in the war; 521 were killed and more than 3,000 were wounded.' Wiki

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mobile museum

The nambus, tells the story of Australian involvement in Vietnam.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Best fundraising ideas

The good old sausage sizzle is the go for Avalon Beach surf lifesavers

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Orange balloons

Rural Fire fighters, they do a great job, all volunteers.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Firefighters in action

The two Jims have been volunteer firefighters for over 20 years.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Restored fire truck

Very sad to hear today of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed. They do a tremendous job in difficult circumstances.
This old Bedford has had some TLC to bring it back to life.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Man and dog

In the sun at the tattoo.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Diggers at Avalon Tattoo

Young aussie digger cadets at the Avalon Tattoo.

Monday, July 1, 2013

It is all a facade

Jim was down at Central after being outside the supreme court all day. He thinks it is all a facade! Figurative meaning: Facade The word can be used as a figure of speech to describe the "face" that people show other people, as opposed to what they really think or do.