Illawong Hut Weekend

In August friends of mine from Omafiets (see the Jagungal Ride) invited me to join them on a weekend snow-shoe trip out to Illawong Hut, a private hut that one of their friends is a member of. While it is not my usual style of snow trip, a weekend in a heated hut with food, books and games was not something to say no to!

It is only a short walk out to the hut itself, and the weather was pretty bas so we spent a lot of the time doing small little activities nearby including tobogganing, ice cave building and a small walk.

Here are some happy snaps!

 

And some happy videos

ANUMC Kayaking

For the past few months I have been kayaking semi-regularly with the ANU Mountaineering Club kayaking group on Tuesdays. It is a great crew of people and kayaking on Lake Burley  Griffin is just great.

Three cheers for mid-week microadventures!

 

Malabar Snorkeling

It is not often that I start a weekend without plans, but this weekend was a great example of just how fun a weekend in Sydney can actually be. From a picnic at Black Wattle Bay watching the city lights reflect on the water on Friday night, through to snorkeling at Malabar (formerly Long Bay) on Sunday we had a most excellent weekend!

For anyone who hasn’t been snorkelling in Sydney let this be an inspiration to you, because the beaches, bays and harbours around Sydney are absolutely packed with fish, stingrays, octopus and a whole range of other exciting things. ¬†If you’d like a little more inspiration here is a video of some of the cool stuff we saw!