Friday, December 12, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vale Puck

Puck's last frisbeeOne of Munson’s comrades from Sydney Park was diagnosed with kidney failure this week. Will brought him up to Sydney for the afternoon to say goodbye to everyone. The last time we saw them was four months ago on Sharkey’s Beach, and there was no suggestion of a problem.

I’ve thrown frisbees for Puck hundreds of times over the last seven or eight years, and will never forget his stubborn reluctance to drop the frisbee once he’d retrieved it, despite his insistence that I be available to throw it again.

For several years he wore a harness, and I worked out that if I lifted him about a metre off the ground, his grip on the frisbee would loosen enough to extract it from his grip.

He was a good mate to both Bondi and Munson and I’ll miss him.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Storm Boy

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Munson has been aching for a swim after being spoiled with multiple daily dips in lake, ocean and watering hole during our recent road trip.

A storm has been building on the western edge of the city so I figured that Silver Beach on Botany Bay would give me a good vantage point while indulging Munson. That indulgence allowed me the opportunity to catch a lightning stroke behind him as he lolled unperturbed on one of the ramps, more interested in the pelicans paddling around the shores. 

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It was all pretty quiet where we were, the action was all at least ten kilometres away – but look at those fabulous clouds!
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