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15th February 2015
Snow monkeys

Perfect Valentine Photo
Glad you went back. Looks great.
15th February 2015

Keep up the great work
Hi Guys, Life in Sth. cronulla goes on. On means, don't leave for work too late or you'll be caught in the traffic at the top of Nicholson near the station at 8.30 am. On means how many times do I have to do the circuit around Cronulla St. to get a park at 7.30am on a Sunday morning? On means what happened to all the banks and why the is the surf not like it used to be when I was a boy? On means good but expensive coffee. On means the council puts all these white lines on the road to improve parking but there's nowhere to park. And then they put yellow lines on the road to point out where you can't park in the spots you used to park in when you slipped into the bottlo in less than the twinkling of an eye. Huh? All I can say is; lucky bastards, keep up the great work. Best, The other Yatesy.
15th February 2015

Keep up the great work
Hi Guys, Life in Sth. cronulla goes on. On means, don't leave for work too late or you'll be caught in the traffic at the top of Nicholson near the station at 8.30 am. On means how many times do I have to do the circuit around Cronulla St. to get a park at 7.30am on a Sunday morning? On means what happened to all the banks and why the is the surf not like it used to be when I was a boy? On means good but expensive coffee. On means the council puts all these white lines on the road to improve parking but there's nowhere to park. And then they put yellow lines on the road to point out where you can't park in the spots you used to park in when you slipped into the bottlo in less than the twinkling of an eye. Huh? All I can say is; lucky bastards, keep up the great work. Best, The other Yatesy.
13th February 2015

Evolving techno wise
Loved your word descriptions of the lack of sensual stimulation. You would expect a city of this size to be an assault. As you say it speaks to their politeness. Yes the techies are taking over the world. Eager to hear more of your impressions.
13th February 2015

A hedonistic oasis
Sounds like you've been hiding in plane sight when the local of Sumatra are not familiar with the island. Very cool. The allure of fine cuisine may draw us to this island oasis. Love listening to the thrill of surfer dudes finding waves off season. Good job. We are not surfers but is the diving any good in this area? What do you know? Your secret location is safe with us.
10th February 2015

Gary, no I won't be there. Might of done my last Pitstop . Did a month late last year (John Boy was there) but found it a bit of a chore ,really.. I had a heart attack in August and prostate problems when I got back , plus a stuffed knee so it became a bit hard. "Between me and you" I'm a bit over the crowd factor with more and more camps starting up as well. I'm thinking of Tasmania and NZ for some camping surfing exploring type trip ..hope you get good waves though mate..
9th February 2015

Hey Gary
Went to that fish market for a work assignment in 1983. Amazing then and now. The tuna auctions were like watching thoroughbred auctions. Incredible . Happy traveling, Greg.
9th February 2015

Hey Burkie
Thanks mate. We are also off to Pitstops end of February. Any chance you will be there?
9th February 2015

Enjoyed reading this blog. Made me want to go to Tokyo even more.
9th February 2015

Thanks Tracey
And thanks for tuning in.
6th February 2015

Best bit of Sumatra
I too felt a bit urghh about publishing blogs from this region - its kind of the place you want to keep to yourself. Am not a surfer but a diver so I go to the other end of the Mentawi chain but great to hear there are some more accomodation options for surfers too. Wouldnt it be nice though if the ocean hit the snooze button once or twice :)
6th February 2015

The Mentawais
I'm back down to the Mentawais at the end of this month. A sensational corner of the world.
6th February 2015

Great similes!
Love to hear about this place laced with such great similes! So- hometown Cronulla? My husband was born in Caringbah and went to Endeavour High School 65-71and was a Cronulla regular. They moved there as a family and his Mum still lives there. We have to get together - sometime!!
6th February 2015

Yes we will Meryl.
Sounds like your hubby went to school with a few acquaintances of mine.
5th February 2015
Another shitty day in Paradise

Off season is the best season!
Those were some pretty righteous waves for being the off-season, and since there wasn't a big competition for them, they looked pretty perfect to me! Congrats on finding a slice of paradise!
5th February 2015
Another shitty day in Paradise

Thanks Tara. Always a roll of the dice but who dares wins.
5th February 2015

Left at Mishos
"C-o-m-e -O-r-n!" (per Leyton)... let's see you off-the-lip on one of those nice left-handers Gaz!
5th February 2015

Off the lip?
I'm just happy to make it to the channel these days.
3rd February 2015

The diplomat
When we were in Thailand someone chased us down to have their photo taken with Dave. (we think because he is tall) It was rather entertaining. Always enjoy your humor. Eager to continue on your adventure.
2nd February 2015

You never fail to enlighten me with your informative and imaginative accounts of your travels. It is a wonderful day when I see your next entry in my inbox. May God continue to Bless both of you.
3rd February 2015

Thanks Roger
Nice to know I've got a fan base Roger. Thanks.
2nd February 2015

You never fail to enlighten me with your informative and imaginative accounts of your travels. It is a wonderful day when I see your next entry in my inbox. May God continue to Bless both of you.
1st February 2015

Looks great
Heard from some travelers in Laos how great Sumatra is. Glad for confirmation! blogging issues mean I am only posting now I'm home again. Enjoy your trip.
2nd February 2015

And how great Laos is
and you will hear everywhere how great Laos is.

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