Sunday, 25 June 2017

The man who fell to Earth

I wanted to do a hovertext pun, but I'm just not feeling it today.
Not pictured: my face rippling from the acceleration.
I jumped out of an aeroplane on Friday. Actually got a video filmed of the whole thing too - but honestly, it's one of the most horrifying things I've ever seen, and I wouldn't want to subject it to my worst enemies, so instead of some still photos instead, where you can't see my head being turned inside out by the acceleration. Gravity, thou art a cruel mistress.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Stevie goes exploring: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Still adorable mind.
Koalas are BASTARDS who just won't pose for the camera.
It's official I have been in more than one Australian state! I mean, that was true already, 'cos my plane landed in Queensland and I'm currently in New South Wales, but still - I've actually been there for something other than a minibus journey somewhere else. Why, you ask? To go and gawp at the animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Stevie goes exploring: Ballina

A rare snapshot taken between showers of pissing rain.
Ballina! a half hour away from Byron Bay (where I'm currently residing, as you might have gathered) but a world apart at the same time.

Now, you may be asking yourself: why did he venture here? What could possibly lure him away from the hippies and the beaches and the bits of national park that he hasn't explored yet?

Well, the answer's simple: I had to hand in some paperwork. And I wanted to go and see Wonder Woman.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The news at 10

I put on my fancy newsreader glasses for this and everything!

Stevie goes exploring: Arakwal National Park & Tallow Beach

Oh hey, I can add hovertext!
Not pictured: Cthulhu rising from the depths
Okay, I know I've only been here a week and a half, but I have already been to a butt-ton of totally awesome places that I want to rant and rave and generally make some noise about. And I will! Just . . . not all at once. I mean, I have other things I need to do today, yaknow? I was gonna go out and buy some doughnuts later. Can't really do that if I'm slaving behind a keyboard. With that in mind, here are two totally awesome places that I have visited so far - Arakwal National Park, and Tallow Beach!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

A long-expected journey

In a hole, in the ground, there lived . . . no, wait, wrong adventure.
Bloody hell, that was a long trip. around ten thousand miles - probably more, given the detour to Guangzhou (my thoughts on Guangzhou - its airport is most definitely a large area with lots of aeroplanes.)

But I'm here! Australia! The great frontier, land of sun, surf, sandwiches of the Vegemite variety - and the cause of some pretty bad jet lag that's been tormenting me for the past four days.