Friday, 21 September 2012

Week 3: Yosemite National Park

Cam and Randy Climbing at Yosemite
Randy with Half Dome in the background

Cam with El Cap in the background

At the top of the second pitch of Church Bowl Layback

Picnic at Mirror Lake with Justin, Michelle, Shaw and Ally

Half Dome in the background - Our 26km hike for tomorrow with 1400m elevation

Justin and Cam seting up - Can Justin manage to not fall off this 5.3?

Cordi reading her Kindle on the banks on the Merced in the shadows of El Cap

Cam "Big Wall" dreaming...

Biking around Yosemite Valley with Royal Arches in the background

Week 2 (Part B): San Francisco to Tahoe

Cordi hanging off the Cable Car - just like in the movies
The obligatory San Francisco photo - Cable Car and Alcatraz

Cam learning to do exercise the US way...

Cam locked up in Alcatraz

And escaping (the Clint Eastwood way)

Breakfast at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Relaxing at Eagle Lake

Poking around at Calvatis Redwood Park

Unbelievable how big these Giant Sequoia's actually are 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Week 2 - Morro Bay to San Francisco

Cordi's new friends

We dumped the RV and decided on faster 2-wheel transport!

One of many lovely spots along Highway 1

Highway 1 coastline

Carmel - A beautiful town. But we didn't get to meet Clint Eastwood!

Studying the maps in Carmel
These locals didn't have too much to say

Carmel Mission - The Spanish Catholic influence!

The Monterey Peninsula

Testing out my new climbing shoes

Pebble Beach Golf Club - I could get use to this!

Muir Woods Redwood Grove

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Week 1: MEL to LA to Morro Bay

Home Sweet Home - for the next 2 months!

Amazing who you bump into walking around LA.... Doh!

Sweet revenge for all that Flake!
View of  LA

The Getty Centre - Great Architecture housing paintings from Monet, Rembrandt and van Gogh

Where are we exactly? Did we land in Denmark or the US?
Finally some climbing. What does that sign say exactly?

A bit of a prickly situation. 
Who is winning?

And the sun goes down after another warm sunny day!