Lighthouse walk in Kurnell

Weekend weather has been so nice, cold but sunny and sometimes you don’t have to travel very far to enjoy what’s around. We did a walk up to the lighthouse in Kurnell earlier today. Except for the dumb as people dumping their rubbish on the road there it’s an amazing walk and just around the corner. It’s also whale watching season and we spotted some big things very far away out at sea.

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Winter Magic from the Mountains

While many of my Swedish friends and family celebrate midsummer we’re doing the opposite over here. Back home it’s the longest day of the year and the sun doesn’t set until long after 10PM in most parts of the country. Here on the other hand it’s the shortest day of the year so we headed up to the Blue Mountains to join in on the annual Winter Festival that’s held in Katoomba. It’s a community driven event with street performances, live music andΒ  one kick as parade and other happenings all through the day. The participants are encourage to dress in costumes to so we brought fellow vikings Sofia and Dan with us to! Magic day in the mountains I tell you, more parades and costumes for the people.

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

blue mountains winter magic festival 2014

From where I’d rather be

Winter over here’s just started, it’s not winter like back in Sweden with minus 22 degrees and snow but still I’m freezing, they’ve forgotten about isolation and things like that over here… In our unit it’s colder than outside I’m pretty sure.

I’ve brought out my winter booties from the closet for yesterdays surf, the water is not that bad just the bloody wind makes it so chilly. I miss tropical waters, bikini surfs, nasi goreng, pocari sweat. Some photos from Bali below, it’s been way to long now. It used to be like my second home and now I haven’t been over for more than a year…

Lakey Peak sunset

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