While we plot a potential catch-up for the year ahead, here’s a quick look back on a few days in 2011. I’d just finished a six month stint in the Whitsundays in Queensland as part of my 18 month OE and decided to hunker down with Swanny and Rach for a bit while I explored their backyard, the Central Coast, New South Wales. 90 minutes north of Sydney, this is one of the most beautiful and underrated areas of Australia’s eastern seaboard.
A couple of days ago, talk turned with Aussie friends of mine about a 2015 reunion. I met Swanny and Rach (now because of marriage, Swanny and Swanny?) in Vietnam in 2008 and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. A highlight was undoubtedly being asked to MC their wedding in March of 2013.
One day Swanny and I ventured south west to see the famous Blue Mountains (due west of Sydney) and we struck a stunning blue sky winter’s day. Good times and many, possibly too many, poses for the camera. Enjoy these 35 photos from New South Wales at its picturesque best.