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Halesy's Global Adventure - the Surf Trip of a Lifetime - masses of photos from Halesy's travels and reports of good places to stay, surfing beaches and much, much more .....

Welcome to ....



Surfers!



Halesy's Global Adventure
- the Surf Trip of a Lifetime


Halesy flew out to Miami at the start of his round-the-world surfing year on Thursday 3rd January 2002 ..... and finally arrived home on Friday 20th December 2002, as planned.

Scroll down this page for links to news reports from the countries he's visited - over 240 photos on line now! - also captions and smaller pictures in the five Picture Libraries (see foot of page).

All the latest News Reports are now up on line [summaries and links in the table below]; there's still some material due to be written on Bangkok but everything else has been uploaded now. There are some stunning photos of New Zealand amongst those which have just gone on line!

To get in touch with Halesy just e-mail halesy2005 (at) surfers.plus.com




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Halesy's *latest* news report is now at the top - to read in date order, just scroll further down this page, or use the table at the foot of all site pages with links to all reports .....



NEWS # 076
- Bangkok - Apple Guesthouse 2

"dirty river water ..... fascinating people ..... I have never seen such a huge assortment of food ..... fan-cooled room 2 a night"



NEWS # 075
- Firefly - Sydney - Singapore - Bangkok - Khaosan Road - Royal Hotel - Phra Arit Road

"My board fitted in nicely ..... the guy on the counter was a surfer .....
Tuk-Tuk drivers"



NEWS # 074
- Albury - Albury Backpackers - Murray River

"Sanding, polishing and filling ..... municipal barbeque ..... floating down beside the boats ..... no boards over six foot long on the train"



NEWS # 073
- Melbourne - Bells Beach - Winkipop - Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay - Surfside Backpackers - the Arch - the Gorge - the Twelve Apostles

"waves that seem to go for ever ..... perfect point breaks ..... cliff formations ..... helicopter flight"



NEWS # 072
- Wilson's Promontory - Eagle's Nest - Tidal River - Lillipilli Gulley - Philip Island - Seal Rocks - Melbourne

"Aussie style Trivial Pursuit ..... Eucalyptus forests .....
and a Great White Shark breeding ground"



NEWS # 071
- Gunnamatta Beach - Wilson's Promontory - Walkerville - National Park - Picnic Bay - Squeaky Beach - Venus Bay

"loads of indigenous wildlife ..... and sand that squeaks when you walk on it"



NEWS # 070
- Liverpool - Hulme Highway - Dog-on-the-Tuckerbox - Holbrook - Goulburn - Melbourne - Western Ring Road - Elwood

"A Submarine in the high street ..... and I manage to escape before I am fined"



NEWS # 069
- Crescent Head - RSA Club - Newcastle - Harbour Tunnel - Kings Cross - Original Backpackers

"A huge bushfire ..... well pleased with my new board ..... very close to the fire"



NEWS # 068
- Byron - Coff's Harbour - Angourie - Crescent Head

"A dive-bombing magpie ..... a cinema with beds ... and surrounded by flies"



NEWS # 067
- Byron - Doonoon - Nimbin - Nimbin Museum - Hanging Rock

"The macademia capital ..... bits of old V-Dub campers ..... and a 10 foot drop"



NEWS # 066
- Byron - The Pass - Watego's - Tallows - McTavish Surfboards - The Beach Hotel - The Northern - LaLa Land

"The best selection of boards that I have seen anywhere ..... the party dorm ..... yoga classes ..... and rescuing a piano"



NEWS # 065
- Maroochydore - Underwater World - Brisbane - Globetrekkers - Botanical Gardens - South Bank Parklands - Surfers Paradise - Sunshine Beach - Burleigh - Kirra - Greenmount - Snapper - Duranbah - Byron Bay - Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge

"The power goes off ... and one to two foot slop"



NEWS # 064
- Indian Head - Champagne Pools - Cathedral Cliff - Rainbow Gorge - Eurong - Lake Wabbi - Dilli Village - Lake Boomanjin - Lake Mackenzie - Hervey Bay - Noosa - Koala's - Noosa Park

"Challenging road conditions ... and surf gear is so much cheaper here"



NEWS # 063
- Hamilton Island - Finch Hatton Gorge - Mackay - Platypus Bush Camp - Wheel of Fire - Araluen Falls - Hervey Bay - Fraser Island - Eurong - Maheno Shipwreck - Indian Head

"Crystal clear waters ... and a magical experience"



NEWS # 062
- Airlie Beach - Backpackers by the Bay - Broomstick - Stonehaven - Hook Island - Luncheon Bay - Blue Pearl Bay - Castle Rock - Whitehaven Beach - Whitsunday Island

"Excellent coral formations ... and pure white sand"



NEWS # 061
- The Barrier Reef (2)

"Three metre waves ... and underwater puzzles"



NEWS # 060
- The Barrier Reef (1)

"It's spooky to descend into the blackness ... not unhappy when we return to the safety of the boat!"



NEWS # 059
- Bingil Bay - The Sanctuary - Mission Beach - Townsville - The Civic - The Hooker's Ball - Reef HQ - Imax Cinema - Diving Dreams

"A fantastic place set right in the forest ... and an optometrist from England"



NEWS # 058
- Dougie's Champagne Train - Hartley's Crocodile Farm - Cairns - Tropic Days - The Woolshed - Skyrail - Kuranda - The Barron Falls - Cairns

"Copious amounts of free Bucks Fizz ... crocodiles and snakes
... walkways above the forest floor ... and flying foxes"



NEWS # 057
- Daintree Rainforest Centre - Electric Boat Company - Daintree Village - Mossman Gorge - Dreamtime Centre - Port Douglas - Pandanas

"A Friday afternoon car ... and my first forest dragon"



NEWS # 056
- Ayr - Port Douglas - Cape Tribulation - Daintree River - PK's Jungle Village - Dubijee Trail

"My car was to become my home ... I'm awoken in the middle of the night"



NEWS # 055
- Kings Cross - Coffs - Aussitel - RSA Club - Hervey Bay - Smuggler's Rest Backpackers

"Asked for proof of age! ... and an old treasure chest"



NEWS # 054
- Victoria - Albury - Wodonga Chalet Park - Albury Auto Action - Albury Backpackers - Murray River

"a freezing night ... a warrant of fitness ... and a great bunch of people"



NEWS # 053
- Sydney

"Surf at solid six to eight foot ... and a 1987 Ford Falcon"



NEWS # 052
- Auckland

"Celebratory drinks" ... and the end of New Zealand



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 051
- Rawene - Opononi - Omapere - Waipoua Forest Park - Tane Mahuta - The Four Sisters - Te Matua Ngahere - Dargaville - Kaipara Harbour - Wellsford - Orewa - Helensville - Muriwai Beach - Collingwood - Piha - Karekare - Auckland - The Brown Kiwi - Muriwai - East Coast - Goat Island Nature Reserve

"Giant Kauri trees ... and car documents"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 050
- Havelock - Picton - Lynx - Wellington - Wanganui - Mount Ruapehu Ski-Fields - Hamilton - Raglan - Manu Bay - Raglan Backpackers - Paihia - Mousetrap Hostel - Swordfish Club - Cape Reinga - Hawaiki - Ninety Mile Beach - Awanui - Ancient Kauri Kingdom - Kaitaia - Shipwrecks Bay - Kohukohu - The Tree House -

"I race along the beach praying that I will have enough time ..."



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 049
- Hokitika - Greymouth - Punakaiki - Westport - Punakaiki - Pancake Rocks - Arther's Pass - Christchurch - Foley Towers - Littleton - Sumner - Taylor's Mistake - Nelson - Lewis Path - Hanmer Springs Thermal Park - The Palace Hostel

"not a surfer in sight anywhere ..... and a fantastic Victorian villa"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 048
- The Remarks - Coronet Peak - Queenstown - Cromwell - Wanaka - Fox Glacier - Franz Joseph - Youth Hostel - The Pinnacles

"knee deep powder ..... BMX bikes ..... and a glacier walking trip"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 047
- Black Head Bay - Dunedin - Murdering Bay - Palmerston - Cromwell - Karawau Gorge - Karawau Bridge - Queenstown - Winter Festival - The Last Resort - Coronet Peak - Winnie's - The Remarks

"my duck diving skills are tested to the limit ..... and a rather steep slope"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 046
- Invercargill - The Catlins - Waikawa - Curio Bay - Papatowai - Paruakanui - Jack's Beach - Jack's Blowhole - Nugget Point - Roaring Bay - Surat Bay - Balclutha - South Coast Scenic Highway - Brighton - Dunedin - Black Head Bay - St Claire Beach - Mac Andrew Bay

"Trespassers will not be forgiven, they will be shot!" ...
"Leave your car here, the beach is an hour's walk away!"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 045
- Hommer Tunnel - Milford Sound Lodge - Bowen Waterfall - Tasman Sea - Mitre Peak - Milford Tavern - Te Anau - Southern Scenic Highway - Riverton - Invercargill - Southern Comfort Backpackers - Bluff - Stewart Island

"a Russian hitchhiker ..... snow chains ..... London 18632kms"



NEWS # 044
- Shotover River Canyons - Jaws - The Revenge - The Toilet Bowl - Coronet Peak

"high-speed jet boat ... helicopter ... the rapids ... The Magic Carpet ...
and a Snowboard Evolution Pack"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 043
- Lake Pukaki - Twizel - Omarama - Linden Pass - Wanaka - Lake Dunstan - Cardrona Ski-Field - Lake Wakatipu - Queenstown - Deco Backpackers

"a very bent car ..... Croyde surfers ..... and an old dentist's chair ....."



NEWS # 042
- The Cathedral - Southern Alps - Penang Noodle House - Science Museum - Christchurch - Timaru - Lake Timaru - Tasman Glacier - Mount Cook YHA

"torrential rain ..... and a metre of snow in 24 hours"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 041
- Maunamanu - Kaikoura - Seal Colony - Shell Gallery - Kaikoura Canyon - Riollaston Street YHA

"more surf ..... swimming with dolphins .... and a sperm whale ....."



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 040
- Te Papa Tongarewa - Plimmerton - Wellington - South Island - Picton - Kaikoura - Dolphin Lodge - Maunamanu - Commercial Hotel

"100 million pounds ..... I fall in love with several pianos ....
the surf is fantastic ....."



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 039
- Taumarunui - The Hobbit's Tunnel - Mount Taranaki National Park - New Plymouth - Surf Highway - Wanganui - Tamara Backpackers - Durie Hill Lookout Tower - Anzac Parade - Stent road - Plimmerton - Wellington - Beethoven's Hostel

"Lord of the Rings ..... and a major set"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 038
- Rotorua - Whakatane - Gisbourne - Pacific Coast Highway - Tokomaru Bay - Brian's Place - Wairoa - Napier - Stables Lodge Backpackers - National Marine Aquarium - Turangi - Extreme Backpackers

"tail-gating ..... no ridable surf evident anywhere ..... thunder and lightning"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 037
- Finn's - Holy Cow - Craters of the Moon - Huka Falls - Taupo

"I look over the edge ..... thinking that this was one of my crazier decisions ....."



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 036
- Whangamata - Rotorua - The Funky Green Voyager - Taupo - Thermal Wonderland - Lady Knox Geyser - Huka Lodge - Rainbow Falls - The Aerodrome

"At this point, you realise ... that you will not be landing with the plane ..."



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 035
- Raglan - Ruapuke - Bridal Veil Waterfall - Coromandel - Hamilton - Lions Den Backpackers - Cathedral Cove - Tatahi Lodge - Sail Rock - Hot Water Beach

"Neither of us has booked a bed for the night .....
candlelight ..... and thermal springs"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 034
- Auckland - Parnell - Lantana Lodge - Raglan - Waterfront Hostel - City Garden Lodge

"A luxury motor ..... and the Dalai Lama"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 033
- Josie's Beach House - One Foot Island - Rarotonga

"Three foot perfection ..... and a tiger shark"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 032
- Rarotonga - Tiare Village - Avarua - Mosquito City - Aitutaki - Tom's Cottage

"Driving licences ..... and a girl who appears strangely familiar"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 031
- Tavarua - Cloudbreak - Sunflower Pinnacles

"Each wave peels forever ..... and a board to the head"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 030
- Lima - Quito - Caracas - Chicago - Los Angeles - Fisherman's Village - Fiji - Seashell Cove - Tavarua Island - Wilke's Passage

"Harry Potter ..... and two broken boards"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 029
- Lima - San Bartolo - Penescal - Lima - Trujillo - Huanchaco - Lima

"A large hole in the top of my board ..... and looking like a convict"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 028
- Arequipe - Colca Canyon - Arequipe - Lima

"Condors at Colca Canyon ..... and gunfire on Sunday morning"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 027
- Cuzco to Arequipe

"The smell of my socks ..... a tame llama ... and aching bones"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 026
- The Inca Trail ... part 6

"A 500 metre drop ..... and the hot springs"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 025
- The Inca Trail ... part 5

"The hitching post of the Sun ..... and my list of crazy things to do when on holiday!"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 024
- The Inca Trail ... part 4

"Concrete telephone boxes ..... and Intipunku, the Sun Gate"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 023
- The Inca Trail ... part 3

"Humming Birds ... and the only flushing toilet on the whole Inca Trail!"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 022
- The Inca Trail ... part 2

"A new drink is invented ... and toffees at Dead Woman's Pass"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 021
- The Inca Trail ... part 1

"The night before the morning after!"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 020
- Lima - Cuzco

"Cuzco and the Inca Trail ....."



NEWS # 019
- Quito, Ecuador - Lima, Peru

"Water galore ..... and a day in Lima"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 018
- Quito ( ... still ... )

"Cycling down the outside of an active volcano ....."



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 017
- Quito

"My bag is stolen!"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 016
- The Centre of the Earth

"Incas and solstices"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 015
- Montanita - Guayaquil - Quito

"stitches after surfing ... and a request for toilet paper"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 014
- Montanita - Ayampe

"a squadron of mosquitoes ... and coastal forests"



NEWS # 013
- Salinas and Montanita - part 2

"... we are having breakfast when the police arrive ..."



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 012
- Salinas and Montanita

"Rocket fuel ... and torrential rain"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 011
- Montanita - Puerto Lopez - Guayaquil - Salinas

"Some really good surf at last!"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 010
- Riobamba to the coast

"Breakneck speed ..... the Devil's nose ..... and derailments"



NEWS # 009
- Quito, Ecuador

"No room at the inn ..... and some fun with tickets"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 008
- Galapagos ... part 5

"a martian landscape ... lava fields ... and a perfect four foot righthander"



NEWS # 007
- Galapagos ... part 4

"Lonesome George ... and the Galapagos Two Step"



NEWS # 006
- Galapagos ... part 3

"Insect armies, blue-footed Boobies ... and two five-foot long sharks!"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 005
- Galapagos ... part 2

"Tethered flamingoes and flambéd bananas"



pictures on line! ... click on News #NEWS # 004
- The Galapagos Islands

"Have definitely found Paradise ..."



NEWS # 003
- Miami - Caracas, Venezuela - Quito, Ecuador

"Give me back my luggage! Give me back my memory card!"



NEWS # 002
- Braunton - Heathrow - Miami - Biloxi, Mississippi - Miami - Banana Bungalow



NEWS # 001
- ITINERARY



LONELY PLANET UK SURF SHOPS SURF REPORTS: UK SAUNTON & CROYDE SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE
WEB CAMS: AMERICAS FRANCE / Med / SPAIN / UK JERSEY AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND
SURFING RESOURCES (all sorts) WEATHER AUSTRALIA SURF-X-CHANGE - surfers swap free housing in different countries


INDEX OF NEWS REPORTS
for the index of which news reports refer to which places, just click here * [picture libraries further down]
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