Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A Life Without Mirrors Awaits

Time for a little upgrade to the camera. While my Canon EOS 1D-X has served me incredibly well for over 8 years, it is after all, an 8 year old camera and has worked pretty hard over those years. Consequently, the 1D-X has now been bumped to second string duties with the arrival of my new Canon EOS R3. There has been a lot of hype about Canon's current mirrorless flagship and I can't wait to find out what all the fuss is about.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

2022 Perth Motorplex Winter Heat - Round 2

Today saw the second running of the Perth Motorplex's Winter Heat off street drag racing and burnouts series. In perfect weather for racing, we saw 738 runs down the strip and over 20 burnouts on a Sunday afternoon. I've got a full gallery of photos from the days racing up on the website, and here are a few of my favourites from the action.

The photos used on this blog are available for sale, just click on the photo to get to the main website where you can see more photos as well as purchasing any you'd like to get a copy of.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Warung Coconut Tree - Sanur, Bali

Warung Coconut Tree is one of our favourite little warungs in Sanur, owned by the same crew as Warung Little Bird, another great little warung. Both are on Jalang Danau Tamblingan with Coconut Tree beeing a little more central than Little Bird.
The food here is mostly Indonesian and seems to my Western palate to be quite authentic. Pair it with a Bintang, some juice or maybe some arak depending on your tastes.
Little Bird has a bit of a reggae / surfer vibe, and Coconut Tree pushes that a bit further, with a tribute to Bob Marley in the back of the dining room.
The photos here date back to pre-COVID days, 2019 to be precise, and since the pandemic Warung Coconut Tree has moved across the road to a new location. We're hanging out for a chance to get back to Bali and check out their new location.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Dinner at Cabin 401

Lori and I met up with Ken and Mel for dinner at Cabin 401 last night. Cabin 401 overlooks one of the ice rinks at the Cockburn Ice Arena and has one of the best craft beer selections in Perth.

We have eaten here before, so we knew the food was going to be good, and they didn't dissapoint. The craft beer selection here is just getting better and better, with 12 taps of quality offerings, mostly local brews and one of the most impressive ranges of cans I've seen for a while.

Lori's cocktail of choice for the night was their Toblerone and the presentation was perfect. I'm told it tasted pretty good too, but I wasn't allowed anywhere near it to find out for myself. Good food as expected and an awesome craft beer and cocktail offering kept us all happy. I had a Cheeky Monkey Session Stout, Nowhereman Rhapsody XPA and the Phat Brew Club Phat N Juicy seen here.

On the food front, I went with the Philly Cheese Steak Hoagie and Lori went for the special of the night, 3 Fish Taco's for $10. We also had some fried pickles and poutine to share for the table.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

2022 Avon Descent Festival at Lilac Hill

Today Lori, Mikah, Lachelle and myself headed out to Lilac Hill park to meet up with some of the guys from Lori's work and their families. There were rides and games for the kids and while this stretch of the river may not be the most exciting part of the Descent course, it's a pretty good spot to sit back and watch the boats come through, either with a picnic, or something from one of the many food trucks in attendance.