Friday, November 8, 2013

What a lovely day.

Recently Rob and I went to visit Dad and Bev.  The wind was perfect for kite flying so when we found an open field it was too tempting.  We had a lovely time.
 Here's Rob giving Dad a lesson on how to move the kite around.

 It Didn't take long to get the hang of it.

Ayla and I enjoying the fresh air.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MotoGP Phillip Island

Last month Rob and I had our first trip to Phillip Island to watch the MotoGP.  I was so excited!
The noise, the thrills and spills!  I really didn't understand how fast these guys go until I saw it for real.  Rob really enjoyed dusting off his camera and taking these photos.

 During qualifying Jorge Lorenzo  got a sea gull stuck in his bike!  Despite this he still managed to secure pole position.

 My favourite Marc Marquez.  I've been following Marc for a few years so yes I did buy a Marquez tee shirt!

 Cal Crutchlow is great to watch.

 Dani Pedrosa broke his collarbone earlier this year, but once again wasn't off the bike for long.

 With the biggest fan base Valentino Rossi is by far the most popular rider.  With 9 world champions under his belt it's easy to see why.

 Nicky Hayden the 'Kentucky Kid'

 Here is Hayden with Andrea Iannone close behind.

I've also been following Bradley Smith since he was quite young.  This is his first year in MotoGP and I'm pleased to say he has been holding his own.

Lorenzo gives the crowd a wave.

Marquez giving me a wave. 

It was a real treat to see Casey Stoner doing a few laps of the track.  

A little excited to be walking on the track.

Rob having a laugh riding his MotoGP bike.

Right on the coast at Phillip Island.  The weather was bitter and wet when we arrived.  With sideways   hail we really thought we were in for a cold weekend.  Then we got up the next day to this wonderful blue sky.