Weekend stuff and a 9 feet log coming this way?

I’m pretty sure I’m suffering from some sort of post holiday trauma by being back in the office and not eating enough nasi goreng…

So Friday at 5:15 PM – here’s my pick up!the-sidewalk-secrets-photo-blog-travel-road-trip-cronulla-south-coast-2515

Heading south on the M1 – just flying through traffic and watching the sun go down.
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Woke up to this, photo’s might not show it but the Golf Course looked pretty much the best I’ve ever seen it. Just that there was a bloody longboard competition on so we decided to keep looking for waves.
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To messy/small/windy/wrong swell direction/ugly/not feeling it – you name it – we found it. the-sidewalk-secrets-photo-blog-travel-road-trip-cronulla-south-coast-2525

So back to the drawing board = keep on heading south…Β the-sidewalk-secrets-photo-blog-travel-road-trip-cronulla-south-coast-2527

We probably would have paddled out here but then skippy said locals only and scratched his nose and I’m not sure what that means so back on the road. Again.
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This looks like a brand new spot for us – and only two people out? We would have paddled out here if it wasn’t to crowded?the-sidewalk-secrets-photo-blog-travel-road-trip-cronulla-south-coast-2529

Here we go – did not find waves but Noel, Billy & Takea!the-sidewalk-secrets-photo-blog-travel-road-trip-cronulla-south-coast-2531

& this guy wanted to join to…the-sidewalk-secrets-photo-blog-travel-road-trip-cronulla-south-coast-2534

So now it looks like we might have found some surf but not to sure, so just doing some board drumming…the-sidewalk-secrets-photo-blog-travel-road-trip-cronulla-south-coast-0023

Really looks like we’ve found something?the-sidewalk-secrets-photo-blog-travel-road-trip-cronulla-south-coast-0028

Oh yes when in doubtΒ – let’s surf the pond!
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(Actually we did surf and I borrowed Noels mini-mal and I had about a million fun waves so now I feel like I have to buy a long board. Like a 9 feet log. But with that comes a logistic issue since someone is very against having roof racks on top of the VW. )

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You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on

However this is Bali in dollars or Rupiah – just for my memory.

Visa on Arrival 35 AUD per person
Departure tax 200 000 Rupiah18
Bike rental 2 bikes 600 000 RupiahΒ for 8 days – monthly is still 600 000 Rupiah
Accommodation Kuta – between 150 000 – 250 000Β Rupiah per night fan/aircon
Accommodation Medewi – 200 000 Rupiah – fan
Small Bintang – from 20 000 Rupiah – Large from 30 000
Large bottle of water – 4000 Rupiah
Airport transfer to/from Kuta – 100 000 Rupiah
1 hour massage – 55 000 Rupiah

& a veggie burrito from Mojo’s is still 32 000 Rupiah πŸ™‚

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24 hours in Canggu – Birthday Crash for Pax

I was to tired to drive all the way back to Kuta yesterday so we decided to stop in Canggu for a night and celebrate Paxitos b-day.

Having birthday brekkie at Canteen after two hours on the scooters from Medewi with to much time behind trucks spewing their fumes in your face.the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-24-hours-cangu-crash-2457

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Drinks and live music at Old Mans in Canggu – this is where the hipsters hang. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-24-hours-cangu-crash-2479

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Thanks team Ireland for supporting πŸ™‚ Much love!the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-24-hours-cangu-crash-2493Β Β Β  the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-24-hours-cangu-crash-2466

Cruising around in Canggu for a bit. Good food, awesome coffee and nice views. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-24-hours-cangu-crash-2499

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& that’s it now we’re at the airport heading for Melbourne and then Sydney. I’m glad we’ve had a few good surf sessions, time to catch up with a heap of people and yeah sampai jumpai lagi Bali!

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The rabbit fan has passed out on me for the second time today….

Hammocking and hanging out

It doesn’t take long to get used to the traveling life again, we’re spending a lot of time doing not to much which takes up a lot of time for some reason. Since we spent a lot of time here there’s a lot of familiar faces and Bali is just one of those places that people come back to and tend to stay for a long time so we’ve been pretty busy doing some catch ups with friends we haven’t seen in a while.

Surfboard parking outside room number 9 – sembilan. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-3434

Stopping by Maruf and his lovley wife Dewi who has a cute little warung up the street for a coffee and some food. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2440

Maruf does surf trips to G-land (Pax has been last time) and Red Island – much recommended. This time we don’t have enough time for it. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2441

Picking up our washing – now we smell good again. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2443

Longest left hander in Bali? Anyways so much fun!the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2452

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Another coffee – tastes so good after surf πŸ™‚ the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2433

Bintang and sunset timethe-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-surf-2448

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Bogans lost in Bali

3 days in Bali so far and we’ve been busy little bees. How crazy is the new air port? A lot of things changed here but a lot of things are still the same. We stayed the first few nights in Kuta just sorting bikes out and Pax had the very important Grand Final to watch. This morning we got up super early and made our way up to Medewi after having a quick look at the waves in Balian, and got here about eight or nine and not to many people out in the surf. Super fun 3-4 feet waves bit windy but not to bad. So much fun easy the best surf I’ve had all year πŸ™‚ So stoked. My skin feels like it’s shrunk a bit. My sholders are sooo sore. And I’m so happy to be back πŸ™‚

First night in Kuta, all that was left was a fan room with two singel beds, so romantic πŸ™‚
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We found long lost traveling friend Niki to come watch the game with us. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2377

Saying hello to the best ding repair in Kuta, Narukis surf shop.the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2369

Bali style driving on the foot path πŸ™‚ Thank you for the photo Niki.the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2392

Petrol stop on our way to Medewi, not kidding we finally found petrol at the forth petrol station we tried, the first three was all out. the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2393

We’re staying at Medewi Beach Inn, new since we where here the last time and they even have wi-fi! 200 000 RP per night – done deal.the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2395

Post surf eating Pax is snaking all my Beng-bengs.the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2402

This just in – Medewi beach now has a shower (where I manage to drop and ding my board)the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-bali-indonesia-medewi-kuta-2404

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Sampai jumpa nanti Sydney

the-sidewalk-secrets-photography-cronulla-sydney-airport-3Here we go finally on our way, see you later Sydney can’t wait to wake up in Bali tomorrow πŸ™‚ We’re already at the airport in Sydney, early enough to have a few drinks. Both of us “randomly” screened for bombs and drugs as usual. And I’ve got some dollars back (the VAT) for leaving with my new surf board.Β  Puss Puss

Pax taking the fins off, it’s really quick and easy if you have FCS 2 fins… If you don’t you shouldn’t pull them out, you have to screw… just saying. It’s not like anyone tried that this morning, no. image

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Sydney is HOT HOT HOT!

Someone said there’s a new September weather record with two days over 30 degrees in a row or something like that. Doesn’t matter it’s like summertime again – the last days has been so freaking hot here in Sydney! I’m loving on walking in thongs again and finally it’s still a bit of daylight left after work. Β Some photos from last night, we had take-away dinner by the beach down in South Cronulla after checking the waves on our way home. Wish I had time to surf after work because it looked so clean and fun, maybe after next week when we change the clocks. And it’s 2 days left until Bali…sidewalk-secrets-travel-blog-surf-australia-pax-sara-cronulla-2334

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