Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A nice short crack at Mt Lindsey

After three years of not being on a rope a friend of ours came down to visit and we went looking for cracks (or trouble) on Mt Lindsey. Mt Lindsey is located about 25 minutes north of Denmark. The "how to get there" description includes a rough road, that may be washed out during winter, but passable for a 2WD in dry conditions. Well as always, I was able to find a way to get stuck and no sooner had we turned off the bitumen road we were out of the car assessing our situation, wishing we still had our 4WD. Lily did a great job stuffing objects under the tire, then jumped in the van, revved the engine, popped the clutch, yelled PUSH!!!!!, and we were off. After ten more minutes of tenuous driving we met Murray and Kady at the trailhead.

We had a great day out and it was interesting getting back on the sharp end of a rope. Mt Lindsey has some wonderful short cracks and we can't wait to get back to explore more of the area.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Albany Surf Safari

A couple of weeks ago, one of our friends from a nearby town showed us some of his local surf spots. The surf wasn't very good that day, but we had fun anyways. (We know Paul from the gold mine where he works as a remote bogger operator.) The highlight was probably when he showed where us he lived: a little farm with goats and cows, dogs and cats. Paul is pretty cool so he also surprised us when he showed us his collections of rocks, comic books, and model cars. I guess we all have our inner geek. Thanks Paul.

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