Tag Archives: Vlad

Bush fire smoke, dead mutton birds and the heebeegeebees

There’s a blue Toyota Yaris with a yellow kayak on top in front of the surfmuppet coming down the hill into olde Manly towne. Should have twigged it is the Vlad meister himself on the way to Shelley beach for … Continue reading

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Frenchmans Bay

0700hrs, Saturday 22nd June, 2013 Sunrise struggles against the banks of grey cloud and never makes an appearance. Over the hill at Congwong Beach, the bodies of expired bluebottles line the high tide mark and Vlad consults the team for … Continue reading

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Ode to Jaws

Saturday 1st June, first day of winter, return of the Impaler horde to Bondi for a 7am start led by the Blackdog whose on a mission to do 30 laps. Surfmuppet, in the hallowed company of the “Inglorious Lasties” (named … Continue reading

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Bondi Round 2

Saturday 4th May Down here in the south, Autumn advances steadily to where Winter is waiting around the corner with her horde of glacial goons. On the trip down from the northern end of Sydney, through the leafy suburbs of … Continue reading

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Balmoral Bull Shark Blues

Lashing with rain as the silver bullet pulls up behind The Bathers Pavilion at Balmoral and the surfmuppet hops out to go in search of Vlad and his band of intrepid Impalers. Finds them huddled en masse by a tree … Continue reading

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Last Zebra in Botany Bay

The tiny suburb of Kyeemagh, the jump off point for this Saturday‚Äôs swim, is a salient of land bounded by Muddy Creek to the northwest, the Cooks River to the North, and Botany Bay, originally called Stingray Bay by Captain … Continue reading

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