Skiing Perisher 2014

In mid-September I went with some mates to Perisher in the Snowy Mountains. This was the first time I have been skiing in Australia and the first time in three years I have been on skis.

After an hour or so of slow blue and green runs I finally sorted myself out and got my skiing mojo back, and my the end of the weekend was happily skiing some “basic” black runs.

I have to make a massive mea culpa though, for the past four years I have written off Australian ski fields without even visiting them. But Perisher was amazing. It is huge, there are so many lifts and this means there are no big queues, the snow was great, yes there were trees, but there were no rocks and a massive variety of terrain to ski on.

The weather was brilliant, actually ridiculously hot for skiing, 13c at the base area, and I didn’t crash into any trees.

Below are some of the photos taken on the trip, the two of me skiing were taken by Stephanie Sandoval

Additionally, another mate put together this bloopers video from the trip:

Minor Blog Updates

Over the past week I’ve made some minor changes to the blog.

These are:

  • Brought a fourth domain which points to this site, bradheap.nz, the other domain names are: brad.net.nz, brad.geek.nz and bradheap.id.au
  • Changed the display of galleries inside posts
  • Made some minor CSS changes to fonts and sizes
  • Updated the research page
  • Skimmed over all 600+ blog posts from the past nine years and fixing any backward compatibility problems – mainly in the display of galleries and content summaries.
  • Noted that I am blogging so much less than I used to. The combined total of all posts so far this year is fewer than the number of posts I previously did in a month.

A Weekend in Brisbane

In early September I went to Brisbane for a weekend to celebrate a birthday with members of my family.

This was my first proper time in Brisbane, previously I have landed at the airport and immediately gone to the Gold Coast.

I was fortunate that the weekend I visited coincided with the start of the Brisbane Festival, which meant there was lots of fun stuff to see and do.