Wandering Thoughts

January 23, 2012

Ballet of Agonies

Filed under: Surfing — terence @ 9:17 am

When I was a kid watching videos of huge barrelling waves, I used to dream of being able to freeze time in a way that would leave me free to walk into the maw of the giant tubes and to explore amongst the spray and exploding water. To trace the contours of the almost impossible to surf waves and to find out just how far back the tubes tunnelled into the collapsing swell they had been born from.

This video is astounding, the next best thing to my dream. Watch it. Watch it full screen.

Marvel also at the agonising ballet as the surfers try to stay on top of the water before eventually pirouetting into the all consuming wall of energy…


January 20, 2012

Meanwhile from the marketing department…

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 7:19 pm

The wrapper of a sweet given to us in a course recently.

Rich in Glucose!

January 9, 2012

Puzzling the Signs

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 9:28 pm

New place, old puzzles...

January 7, 2012

On Permanence

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 9:31 pm

Photo taken in Honiara

January 2, 2012

The Lake

Filed under: Going Places — terence @ 12:27 pm

My like for Lake George stems from the following:

1. No one else seems to notice it.
2. Something particularly Australian about a lake that’s been dry for years and only recently returned.
3. It’s the closest place to home that feels swallowing and spacious like Australia should.
4. What the clouds and light did.
5. Windmills!

January 1, 2012

Australia, Decoding the Signs: the Beach

Filed under: Going Places — terence @ 11:16 am

Australia, where even trips to the beach are exercises in managed peril…

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