Monday, November 28, 2005

Paul gets some last minute advice from swimming carnival helper


swim10, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Practising his stroke


swim15, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Last minute nerves


swim14, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Enfield pool


swim2, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Favourite for the 15m freestyle


swim11, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Can you spot Andrew and Paul?


swim12, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly ferry by Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm


manly19, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly ferry by Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm


manly18, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly ferry by Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm


manly8, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly by Leica R3 and Elmarit 35mm


manly31, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly surfer by Leica R3 and Elmarit-R 35mm


manly29, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly by Leica R3 and Elmarit-R 35mm


manly30, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Sausage sizzle at Freshwater beach, near Manly - by Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm


manly12, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Freshwater beach, Sydney, by Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm


manly10, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly by Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm


manly5, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Freshwater beach lifeguards by Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm


manly7, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly by Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm


manly4, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Toes in surf at Manly


Toes in surf at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

To Manly, on a "day off" from looking after the kids. Typical luck, it was bucketing down when I got up this morning - so what was I going to do with my day off? Ah what the heck - I put on my raincoat and set off regardless, toting my Leica cameras with me on the train down to the city. And what would you know, as soon as I got on the Manly ferry, the rain stopped and the sun started to come out. Because of the weather I almost had the ferry to myself (I'd had this idea of taking pics of people in bad weather) - but I ended up in deserted Manly on a beautiful and quiet morning. I wandered down the beach looking at the surfers and the beach volleyball players, feeling a bit overdressed in my rainy weather gear. By the time I got to the north end I had to buy some sunscreen - it was blazing sun!
I hiked up over the hill to the next bay, called Freshwater Beach, past some very luxurious houses. I've long meant to come over here but never made it. I took my shoes off and hobbled over the hot sand, burning the soles of my feet - so I cooled them off in the surf. Had my sandwich (I'm unemployed - can't even afford fish and chips!) in the shade under a rock ledge at Freshwater, watching the locals play frisbee. Then after checking out the local sea pool (and its swimming carnival) I headed back, switching from my modern Leica R3 to my 1930s Leica IIIa - much smaller and easier to handle. I stopped off at a really nice little cafe on the way back for a coffee and a carafe of water (which I very much needed, being quite dehydrated), and wished I could live here instead of scummy Strathfield.
And so, back to Manly, seeing even more beach volleyball as I walked along the high water line, getting soaked by the surf occasionally. What an idyllic place.

Volleyball at Manly beach


Volleyball at Manly beach 2, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly beach shadow


Manly beach shadow, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly beach


Manly beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly Wharf


Manly Wharf, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Volleyball at Manly beach


Volleyball at Manly beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Japanese schoolgirls at Manly


Japanese schoolgirls at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Swimming carnival, Freshwater beach

Freshwater beach sea pool


Freshwater beach sea pool, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Freshwater beach, sea pool


Freshwater beach, seal pool, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Lifeguards, Freshwater beach


Lifeguards, Freshwater beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Freshwater beach - for locals only

Freshwater beach lifeguards


Freshwater beach lifeguards, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Freshwater beach


Freshwater beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Freshwater beach house


Freshwater beach house, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Freshwater beach 2


Freshwater beach 2, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly north end


Manly north end, originally uploaded by jiulong.

North Manly


North Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly sea pool


Manly sea pool, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly sea pool


Manly sea pool, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly surfers


Manly surfers, originally uploaded by jiulong.

North Manly shops


North Manly shops, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Beach volleyball, Manly


Beach volleyball, Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Beach volleyball, Manly


Beach volleyball, Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Beach volleyball, Manly


Beach volleyball, Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

TV volleyball


TV volleyball, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Camerman at Manly


Camerman at Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Surfers boot camp


Surfers boot camp, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly beach


Manly beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly Corso


Manly Corso, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Day trippers, Manly


Day trippers, Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly beach


Manly beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly beach


Manly beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.