Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I won my first age group surf swim race at Alexander Headlands .. and we won the age group Tarpin relay!
Im gaining more confidence in these surf races!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"stoner girls"

it's interesting that i get very interesting searches from all over the world and particulary from KC
could it be one of my old friends or perhaps estranged   friends?...
the bloke that looked up the above hilarious title found my site...and they are from KC,KC
and they have a Macintosh operating system...
perhaps the Crowmac??
now a lot can disguise their IP perhaps..

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

what is our future learning to live on Mermaid Beach?

early to mid avo is the best time to reflect    on our visit to the land of OZ...
barely getting access to the net through this unsecured network from which source could be the kind(?) benefactor...
so 2/3rds of my family is sleeping giving me a little respite...
I've  got to figure out how I will write this essay...
the only way is to take these moments (sometimes hours depending on our sleep patterns)
of respite(?)...always searching for words to capture the moment as well as I can..
the neighbors downstairs have finally moved , but the owners have been cleaning up all this week I suppose before they put it on the market..
hopefully we will have folks who we can connect with
at least perhaps with a common swim in the surf...
one bloke was checking the place out..
he was must have know somehow through the beach grapevine, that the place would be vacant...
so it will only be moments before someone else will be downstairs to enjoy our communal lawn
so I would love to have a barbie downstairs but the owners are there to rain on our parade (perhaps)
...so much that I "would that my tongue could utter the thoughts that arise in me..."
so much


yayyy!  lost connection with you on this Lynch (who's ever IP, thank you) and I'll buy you a slab of beer, mate! so much intrigue in a little surf club, but it's a microcosm of human nature and man/woman's lust for power or just on perhaps a higher spot on the pecking order...
there were about 20 at this meeting  and they had to suspend a bloke who happens to be a plumber and did work but I suppose that because the was overcharging the club, they didn't pay him so he took the $ that would have bought a projector as his payment... and this was the bloke that gave me a hard time getting my bronze...
but the new president appears to be "     sanitizing the minutes at meetings and now wants to exclude non voting members from attending            the committee meetings that happen monthly(?)...
so it's better than "desperate housewivves", because we are on the beach with hotter women walking by every day (sorry to sound sexist but one cannot disguise human nature for all of its weaknesses)...
I just look, OK! like my exs and most women are able to better to "steal glances" at a fireman/lifesaver's butt....and women of c course it's perfectly alright for you to admire my old cheeks, just as I'm able to apreciate the beauty of      female...especially when they want to show it off...

Monday, February 20, 2012

my honey went swimming out past the small break in the very calm ocean this morning..
she was exhilirated to see the perpective of the beach from the blue waters out in the back!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

my honey just discovered what it's like     past the break and how the beautiful the water is when you get out past the break!

Friday, February 17, 2012

the days keep getting cooler...



it's wonderful to cannabize with a new neighbor while we "palava" over a game of chess...
it's cool to connect and feel positive vibes from people...
it seems like Im on a wonderful streak catching that rip
to happiness
i have so many pics to share with you...
spending time on the beach with my family is priceless..
im feeling it more and more..
our destiny

Thursday, February 16, 2012

the chair throwing neighbor had the energy (which i dont have) , widened the path through the dune vegetation...
I think he is afraid of the snakes(brown ones that can be fatal)  that he claims live in the vegetation

before our pathway was widened for fear of snakes..

last year he showed all the interested neighbors a pic of a snake
(my writing was just erased)
of course, I always do my best writing when Im in one of these epiphenous states and it very often gets erased...

last night my family went to a bible study with this young lady lifeguard (Tara)
she gave us a ride since we only have a broken down unroadworthy car
and I was pleasantly surprised that we met wonderful Christian people at this potluck dinner/bible study...
I wouldnt meet such genuine folks at a church in the states ,
but many of my good american friends are Christian, so I shouldn't generalize...
but that's in my nature..
so bottom line,  after the delicious dinner, we all got together in little prayer groups  of 5 or 6...
when it came to us I prayed that our family would become Australian...
and now I actually believe that it will happen...

my family has all fallen asleep now (it's 930) so I'll show u a pic of the lawn before the pathway was widened so we won't step on snakes...


the best parts of today was working out with Stu and getting a great compliment on how well I'm attacking that surf with my skills in duck diving and reading the waves continuing to improve!
and selling the raffle tickets for the large meat tray of delcious looking different cuts of meat!
the folks all contributed into the raffle!
the people of our surf club are wonderfully friendly too and love contributing to the surf club..
it is the cornerstone of Mermaid Beach! a small comunity of 5800 residents...
its like a small town , but with great people (generally)

        

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


generally the waves aren't this big

It's good to feel like I'm gradually getting in good shape for the surf swim carnivals!

another low carbon imprint (low energy/lazy) day occupying Mermaid Beach!

hmm, what should i do today?
my better half let me sleep in till 9 this morning missing out onteh beautiful morning, considering that I had to move Colin to his bed from ours... then I didnt go back to selep...but thanks to angela I wasn't sleep deprived...

Daddy, I want  my DVD   player! MOMMY!
I worked out while Stu(our lifeguard) coached me on my ins      and outs...

Friday, February 10, 2012

it frustrates me when I have to keep signing into google in order to write on my own blog
I keep forgetting the password
Colin is telling me he doesnt want to go to sleep and it 930 pm
Mommy has already fallen asleep so it's up to me to entertain him
auditioning for planet of the apes
he is listening to my every word..
so amazing bringing another human being into this world

in serious pursuit of happiness.

one of these days, honey..

when can i enter this surf contest, daddy?

umm,could we not have it any better?

today was maybe the best day ... we both woke up on the right side of the bed and were looking for adventure...
a bike safari to the Burleigh international surf competition
and then moonlight in the waves...

wish you were here..
and living our world through him

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad (Colin Murray senior)


Dad would be 96 today, he would have had fun today watching his grandson with his name grow up and meet new challenges.. it was a gorgeous day for you, Dad, if you are still looking over the rip where we poured your remains for the tide to take you out and in, so you became part of the ocean and golden sand we run and surf in... what better place
for lovers of the sea..


I dont know what to write, but there are so many other moments in the day that I'd like to express myself..  the biggest joys lately are just the living vicariously through our son's little victories.. we were so proud of him in his first swim lesson since coming back to  what he calls "Oklahoma"
and seeing how is he getting smarter each day..
without the tv (just a very tiny little dvd player with a minute screen to help occupy some moments) we are bonding much more as a family
with fewer arguments over the volume, cept now I like to crank up some songs so colin can do his rock and roll ditty!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

today was another great day. my honey swam 400 meters without stopping!
she swam it in about 15 minutes when one needs to do in 9 minutes to eventually pass the course, but that is a start and I know that with conditioning she can do it!
I won the unofficial race today and won some Ky Hurst goggles. The swell was too rough to have the buoys at the back so we just swam in the gutter before the back break!