A week with my family in Sydney and its surrounds

It has been a phenomenal week hanging out with visiting friends and family from Singapore, celebrating my brother's engagement, my grandpa's 90th birthday - and in what style! We went kayaking, sky diving, and whale watching, and in between shared loads of laughter.            

Catching the sunrise and surfers at Curl Curl Beach, NSW

The forecast sites said to expect only 2-3 ft waves, but when we crested over the hills, the ocean looked roiling. Awesome! The sun was barely up - a faint glow in the blueish purple haze. And yet, we could make out the black shape of a surfer already skimming the surface of the waves. …