Posted on June 10, 2013
Hello, dear readers! 1000 apologies for the slight hiatus but I’ve been sick. Stupid winter flu bugs have kept me from doing a lot for the last month.
I even missed a day of work and as I only get paid for what I work (no sick leave for us company directors) that’s a pretty big deal. For me to sacrifice that amount of money to the flu god, it was pretty bad. That’s kind a shit buys a lot of wine.
Anyways, its not all been doom and gloom, I have managed to ride my bike a lot, even though it’s suddenly turned very cold.
0.7C at 6:45am kinda cold. Yes, I know northern hemisphere dwellers would say ‘thats not cold, if you want cold, try riding in the snow yer great southern shandy drinking poof’
Yeah, no. I’ve done that, it’s not fun. Plus it doesn’t snow here.
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography Tagged: "Western Australia", Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Kwinana, lx5, Ninja 250R, Panasonic LX5, photography, Rockingham, sunset
Posted on May 6, 2013
Best thing about living by the sea – being able to ride around the beaches.
It never gets old. Probably because I grew up an hour or so’s drive away from the coast I hardly ever saw it, except for holidays and the occasional sunny summer Sunday.
So off I went out with the camera again – and here’s some pictures 🙂
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", D300, mangles bay, Ninja 250R, Perth, Rockingham, safety bay, sunset
Posted on April 7, 2013
Its been a crap couple of weeks for getting out and about and taking photos cos I’ve been sick.
Yes, the dreaded man-flu.
You know it’s bad when a 4 day weekend with gorgeous 30C sunny days could not even tempt me outside, and then the following week I had to have a day off work. When you’re paid by the day and don’t get sick leave, this is a very big deal.
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Ninja 250R, Rockingham, sunset
Posted on March 29, 2013
Sundays on the bike. That’s what this blog is turning into!
I warn you, it’s probably not going to get much better!! I’m hooked on riding my little bike and I can hardly wait to get my next bike test done so I can graduate onto bigger bikes and explore a bit further. That will have to wait until the end of the year though my pretties.
So in the meantime, more pics from my rides on the little red Ninja and a few others, just because. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "point peron", "Western Australia", Fremantle, Ninja 250R, Perth, photography, Rockingham
Posted on March 10, 2013
No, I haven’t been riding to the stars, taking mind altering hallucinogenic drugs or doing the Sunday crossword!
My week (or rather slightly more than a week, I’m cheating slightly here, I needed to save a few pics from a couple of weeks back to make this work…) has been pretty full of cool things.
But most especially its been full of planets, comets and motorbikes. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", comet PAN-STARRS, jupiter, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, mandurah, moon, motorbike, Ninja 250R
Posted on March 4, 2013
As the saying goes – all work and no play makes Charlie a dull boy.
I have been doing some fun stuff, but:
a. Its been too hot (no really – 40C+ – ugh)
b. I’ve been too lazy (see a)
c. I’ve been busy with other not so interesting stuff.
Anyway, if I have anyone left still reading this blog – here’s some words and pictures from the last month! Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", dam, Dandalup, Dwellingup, indiana tea rooms, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, nature, Ninja 250R, Perth
Posted on February 10, 2013
Happy New Year, dear internet.
Yes, I know I’m about a month late, I’ve been busy, ok! :p
So, what has been going on in my world that’s meant a 6 week hiatus? One word
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", D300, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Ninja 250R, Perth, photography, Rockingham, sigma 10-20mm
Posted on November 23, 2012
This isn’t really about peaches, but more about a drive in to the country, which is kinda reminded me of a line from a song by rock band Presidents of the USA called ‘Peaches’
‘A move into the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches…’
Well, I didn’t even see a single peach, but I did take a load of photos of rural Australia, which is only a stone’s throw from suburbia where I live. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", country, iPhone, Kawasaki, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, motorbike, Ninja 250, Ninja 250R, outdoors, Rockingham, rural, travel
Posted on November 22, 2012
I decided to take the bike out on a gratuitous run around yesterday. It’s been ages since I’ve just walked or driven about with the camera on my own for the sake of it. In fact, the last time might have been when I went to Brisbane with work. Crap, huh?
So this post is kinda dedicated to a fellow blogger – a veritable Arkansas Traveller – Jeffrey, who takes pictures and blogs about rural Arkansas as he cycles about. I totally love that – it’s just about getting out there. Go find him here
It was a really hot day – into the 30’s before lunch, but there was a storm front coming down from the north, bringing cloud and interesting skies.
So around 5pm I jumped on the bike, put the trusty little LX5 in my pocket and headed out to take some shots from the coast. Areas I have plenty of pictures of already – mostly way better ones than I could hope to get with just the pocket camera, but I don’t care – it was just nice to get out and get some air. Plus I got to ride the bike, which still makes me feel like a spitfire pilot. Read More
Category: Australia, photography, travel Tagged: beach, CBH, grain terminal, Indian Ocean, Kawasaki, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Kwinana, motorbike, Ninja 250, Ninja 250R, Penguin Island, photography, Rockingham, sunset