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A week in the city

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This week has been one of those particularly busy ones where nothing hugely significant has happened but I’ve still been racing about trying to fit everything in!

After a couple of days in the Tourism Queensland office organising my next big adventure for 2011 I hit the water once more with my friend Eddie Safarik for a kayak across Moreton Bay in some pretty windy conditions. We launched our boats at 9:15am and powered downwind to Peel Island, refuelled with some hearty lunch and waited for the wind to drop…which it totally failed to do!

Lunch break Chasing the sunset

This resulted in us having a five hour paddle back into a 20 knot headwind arriving back into Manly harbour just as the last rays of light were disappearing behind the horizon. The next day my arms were pretty sore I can tell you!

Thursday was one of those days that most guys would have given their right arms for – I had to head down to Riverlife activity centre to meet up with 12 stunning Chinese girls and their entourage, who are here in Queensland to film part of the Miss Guangzhou beauty pageant.

One of their tasks was to abseil off the cliffs at Kangaroo Point and I was there to offer as much advice and assistance as I could… all in the name of work of course!

West End Live Main St West End More musicians

I’d been looking forward to this weekend for a while. I live in West End, Brisbane and as part of the Brisbane Festival the main road, Boundary Street, is closed off for the day as stages take over, live bands play, BMXers performs and B-Boys dance and beatbox. It was an electric mix of people, cultures, music and good times, and the rain stayed away! Here’s a few images from the day:

Musicians play Trombone performance
BMX crew Dragon Man!