Category: Stuff I wrote down

Sunset at Monty's

Barefoot and beautiful

Tucked away on strip of white sand on the tip of Cape Gloucester in North Queensland is Monte’s Reef Resort. It’s where Justin and Brigitte chose to exchange vows.

The CMAS Underwater Hockey Elite Men's World Championship trophy

And then there were eight

The round robin is finally over. Nine games over six days for six wins, two draws and a loss means that we finished third in our side of the draw. A quarterfinal appointment with Colombia is locked in.

Channeling my inner Wonthaggi

Whether it is a recommendation from a friend, seeing a poster down at the pool or joining a club at University, all underwater hockey players remember how they found their way to the game.

Getting the first day jitters out the way

The Australian Elite teams arrived in Eger nearly a week ago. Anticipation builds and builds so that by the time the competition actually comes around you are a bundle of nervous energy. The trick is not letting those nerves affect your game.

Top 10 Underwater Hockey songs

Most of the Australian teams have been holed up in Eger for five days now. In my spare time I decided compile an Underwater Hockey themed mixed tape.

All aboard for another weirdo convention

The international weirdo convention that is the 2013 Underwater Hockey World Championships is about to kick off. Hundreds of like-minded people from around the world will converge on the little town of Egar in Hungary to scuffle about on the bottom of a pools.

Coffee in Carlton North

The boulangerie and patisserie on Nicholson Street is five minutes walk from our apartment at the leafy end of Rathdowne. The bike path that was once a train line isn’t far. A hip new café up there has good coffee and food but it’s busy. I prefer to walk the laneway.