• Pigs, Waves & Babes: an Englishman in paradise

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    This week Le Sunshine’s taking you to the outskirts of paradise where the good-times comes cheap, according to our latest coastal correspondent, Russ Berry. He doesn’t take anything for granted, he got a taste of life in Byron Bay and he’s in no hurry to leave. He takes photos, he surfs waves, he raises pigs and he tells stories, come on in.

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  • Bondi to Coogee and everywhere in between

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    The seas were rough and the sun was shining and there was a breeze that kept away the sting of the sun. With friends from out of town we set off to walk to Coogee from Bondi, along the coastal track. The waves pounded the rocks with urgent energy and we picked up some beers to quench our thirst.

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  • Falls Festival – Tasmania, 2014

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    First published on Groupie Magazine.

    I stepped off the plane and the wind nearly threw me off the top of the stairs as rain stung my face. It was my first visit to Tasmania and it was a severe welcome. I would quickly learn that summer is a relative term here.

    A car full of mates met me outside and we wasted no time with pleasantries. The car was loaded with camping gear and we headed east, to Marion Bay. Falls Festival prides itself on its remote and leafy locales and this most Southern of the shows was tucked alongside Hobart with thick bush to the North and the ocean to the South. As we drove towards grey skies we all focused on the music that would keep us warm for the next three days.

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  • Tynan Curry

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    Tynan is the latest creative creature to be featured in the Le Sunshine people series. He’s a photographer, a film maker and deadly on a surfboard. And this week his work is on show at the Tap Gallery, don’t miss it.

    I met Tynan at a mates place in Canberra. Tynan had grown up on the south coast and Canberra was the first big city he got to as his eyes grew wider and he decided to stretch his legs, out into the world.

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  • Quito, the plaza, the heart

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    Petey looks at the world with eyes open wider than most, he’s wise beyond his years and this week we’re lucky to be featuring his latest story. It’s a snapshot of Quito, in Ecuador, it’s a journey through indecision and a study on following your gut…

    Quito, the Plaza, the heart, in which all of life converges in a mismatched mix of old and young, jaded and new, energy and calm. After nine months on the road, and almost a month in solitude, it is exactly what I need.

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  • Tamarama Traffic Report

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    City life has dragged me into that most cliche of pleasures… Saturday mornings.

    Waking up with the sunshine and nowhere to be, it’s like a drug. I lay back in bed with the winter sunshine burning my eyes and my brain swaying at the rush of so few decisions.

    Shoes on, pants, find the camera and out the door. I found myself squeezing off shots before I even got to the beach. There were solid lines pushing out to the horizon.

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  • Big Thursday – on the beaches

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    Nathan Odonell is an old friend of Le Sunshine’s from the heady days and long nights of living in Byron Bay. These days we’re both lurking in Sydney, trying to find a taste of salt wherever we can. Nath shares a penchant for looking at waves through a lens so when I saw the gems he’d captured from a stella Thursday some weeks ago, I thought it best to convince him to share them with us all… enjoy.

    It was the 10th July 2014 and we knew it was on, we could smell it. We were up at dawn and got to South Narrabeen at 6.30am . The tide was high, the smell of coffee mingled with the heavy odor of awe and anticipation as we watched  two guys and a jet ski dodging heaving sets.

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  • Tamarama Traffic Report

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    And BAM, just like that, Le Sunshine lands in Sydney.

    We waved a teary farewell to Byron Bay and we’re now calling the cool waters of Tamarama home.

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