Posted on February 7, 2019
I should qualify this.
It wasn’t a race
But it was half marathon distance and I did run it – so my goal for (admittedly last year) is now achieved. And slightly unexpectedly. I didn’t set out knowing how far I was going to go.
But I’ll take it, half marathon is in the bank, accidental or not. Read More
Category: get fit, photography, running Tagged: half marathon, Jarrahdale, kilt, Kittys Gorge, running, Serpentine
Posted on November 28, 2015
Rewind a month: (I know, I’m a bit behind – sue me 😉 )
Was a beautiful day, not much wind, not too warm – perfect for getting out on the bike. I love the variation between the coast and the hills – there’s not too many places where you can get from one extreme to the other so easily. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike Tagged: DR650, Jarrahdale, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine
Posted on July 19, 2015
Seasons are a bit vague here in Perth.
If you judged Perth climate by UK summer – we have summer all year round.
Autumn is a week of changing leaves between 35 degree summer days and the start of rain and a cool change
Winter comes and goes, but only exerts itself hard enough to warrant a jacket for a few weeks. It can be wet though – much wetter than a UK winter.
Which leaves Spring. Spring is hard to pin down – it can be wet and cold but also hot and dry like summer. If viewed by the calendar Spring definition, Perth has 2 or 3 seasons during that time.
The Aboriginal Noongar people that inhabited the Perth area before colonisation had defined 6 seasons. We should use these really, they make a great deal more sense here than the English seasons the settlers brought with them. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography Tagged: "Western Australia", Australia, DR650, Dualsport, flowers, forest, Jarrahdale, motorbike, off road, Perth, Serpentine
Posted on March 30, 2014
So, having just talked myself up on the internet about how badd-ass I’m going to be riding my bike into the inhospitable red centre of Australia, I thought I’d actually take it off road. You mean I haven’t actually been off road on this thing?
So I fuelled up and headed for the hills.
Category: Australia, Motorbike Tagged: "Western Australia", advrider, backroad, DR650, dual sport, gravel road, off road, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine, Suzuki
Posted on April 21, 2013
Summer in Perth is all very well, but the heat, the endless blue skies and 15 hours of sunshine a day can get a bit wearing.
I know, I know, how ungrateful!! Compared to England, we have good weather here – even when its cold, its warm. Blah blah!
Well, the summer has packed its bags now and autumn is coming and with it – clouds, rain and cool breezes. All of which are great for photographs. A bit of cloud and suddenly everything is a little bit more interesting.
Category: family, photography Tagged: "Western Australia", D300, instagram, iPhone, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine
Posted on December 24, 2012
Hello and Happy Christmas!
It never feels like Christmas; As someone who grew up in northern hemisphere, Christmas should be cold and snowy. Ok, we are talking England – grey and rainy. So when it’s wall to wall sunshine and the temperatures are in the mid to high 30’s C – it just doesn’t feel Christmasy. It is, however, perfect weather for chilling out and enjoying the time off.
So I went for a ride with Pete.. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Perth, photography, Rockingham, Serpentine
Posted on December 16, 2012
My friend Pete had been planning a Sunday ride out on the bike with his Dad and I was invited along. The plan was to ride up to the hills through Serpentine and Jarrahdale and then into Pinjarra and onto Mandurah for a late breakfast.
The sun was shining, it was already warm out, Jay was still in bed and little ‘un was fast asleep when I set out at 8:30am on the little red Ninja 250 to meet up at Pete’s house. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", Jarrahdale, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, mandurah, motorbike, Panasonic LX5, photography, Pinjarra, Serpentine