Friday, November 28, 2008

Summer grabs me by the throat once again

Last year I deviated from my standard summer routine by holidaying in Sydney rather than in Ulladulla NSW where I have enjoyed my holidays for most of the past 20 years. But I am reverting to form and heading off to Ulladulla tomorrow for a minimalist summer vac – two weeks. I stay in a house about 200 metres from Narrawallee Beach. I like it more than a little.

Up the coast a bit is Jervis Bay where I have spent the last 6 years trying to track down Eastern Bristlebird. I have often seen it at Barren Grounds but never at Jervis Bay – until 2 years ago when, with son William, I saw it clearly in heath near the old lighthouse along with Brown quail. The definition of success depends on one’s horizons.

Apart from such highlights my life is measured out in coffee-spoons of surf-beer-KFC then test cricket followed by a late afternoon surf repeat then vino. Sometimes, if I am energetic, I drive down to Mollymook and watch the dolphins from the Mollymook Golf Club and follow this with some flabby seafood. This is paradise.

I am not sure how much I will post over the coming weeks so this is an open thread. Comments are welcome particularly on my valuable contributions to improving the lot of suffering humanity. Leave Kevin Rudd out of all discussions – I’ll think of him every time I wax my surfboard anyway.


rabee said...

I feel kinda sorry for you Harry, no comments on the open thread. So I'll start:

Why is it that in Saudi Arabia you can be beheaded for
1) carrying a copy of the Quran to read in the bathroom (Mustafa Ibrahim).
2)swearing at God in public (Sabri Bogday)
3) adultery.

But when Al-Qaida operatives are captured the approach is that “everyone’s a victim." And gentle rehabilitation is offered.

hc said...

humnianThanks Rabee but where's the praise.

The Saudi brand of Islam breeds fanaticism. 'Those with errant thoughts' shall be jailed as the Interior Minister recently said while urging that the events in Mumbai not cause people top deviate from the correct path.

Jim Belshaw said...

Have a good break, HC. Just to start a second thread, should the RB have lowered interest rates in the way they did? My gut reaction was no.

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