If you are one of the regular readers of Venus Goes Gidget you might have been wondering where is the ‘weekend wave wrap’, where is my daily Instagram surfcheck update…well, there is none. For the next three weeks at least. Since I’m a gidget, born and bred in Austria, I’ve abandoned my beloved waves for my bi-annual trip to the country of Schnitzel and mountains to visit my family…the only destination I ever fly to even though there are no waves.
It’s a long long flight too. Time well spent on things I never get too.
First, I’ve watched Sound of Music. I have never watched it before. After eight years in Australia and many shaking heads in disbelief over my ignorance of not having watched a piece of Austrian culture (well not quite it’s an American movie really…), I finally got around to it. To my surprise I really liked it and finally, I understand the farewell song and what it is all about with the funny hand movements…
Then, on a more surf related note…another thing I’ve always wanted to do and never got around too: Make a “movie” out of all my Instagram shots of my morning surf checks. For about a year I’ve checked the surf every morning from pretty much the same spot and took a pic. Check it out >>
Ok, admittedly, it’s a bit wonky because it was not exactly the same spot and ok maybe I could have been a bit closer to the beach but in the interest of optimising time for my before work surf I did not make it any further down the grass. Oh well next year…
I’m not sure what the waves are doing at the moment in Bondi. I’ve banned myself from looking at Coastalwatch, Aquabumps and Frothers and the likes to manage the wave detox and try to compensate for no wave grumpiness with lots of Schnitzel and grandma’s cakes.
Hope you get some waves in anyway my dear friends back home.