Dusty Tycoon is Ready to Fly.

Jude Marks writes, Hi Legends. It’s a pity we can’t catch up on 27 November. I understand that our dear Alex Riley is trying to organise a normal Legends Luncheon sometime in March, 2021. Let’s hope it’s third time lucky. Our beautiful Dusty Tycoon is getting ready for her next challenge on 5 December at […]

Scale the Great Arch, Getu, China.

Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic “We all were absolutely shocked that this wall existed in nature!” recalls climber Matt Segal, seen here about 300 feet above the ground on the Nihao Wokepa route on the Great Arch in Getu, China. Segal, along with friends Emily Harrington and Cedar Wright, joined a National Geographic assignment […]

Good Girls.

So Mr Parham this beautiful girl (Lyrical Girl) is going for 4 wins in a row today at Doomben…….. Jude Marks and her partners have been having a great run with Lyrical Girl of late. Only problem is that Jude can’t see her run in person because of you know what. Anyway all the best […]

‘The Golfers’ a masterpiece by Charles Lee, 1847.

The centrepiece is the greatest golfing painting in the world, Charles Lees’ famous 1847 masterpiece The Golfers. This commemorates a match played on the Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St Andrews, by Sir David Baird and Sir Ralph Anstruther, against Major Hugh Lyon Playfair and John Campbell of Saddell. It represents […]

‘Flyboarding’ in the Crimea.

A man practices flyboarding near the village of Olenevka, Crimea, in August, 2017. Image Credit: Photograph by Pavel Rebrov / Reuters Source: Photos of the Week: 8/5–8/11 – The Atlantic

The Melbourne Cup and its Origins.

Archer, with jockey, J. Cutts, in E. L. de Mestre’s colours, painted by Frederick Woodhouse Snr Origins of the Race The 1850s were golden years for Victoria. Not long after separating from New South Wales in 1851, rich sources of gold were discovered in Bendigo and Ballarat sparking a gold rush which brought untold wealth […]

Mooster, Russell, Eight Ball & the DCA Club.

How many of our former Netley employees could confess to spending many hours at the now demolished DCA club, the current site of IKEA. Lots I would think. It was the favourite watering hole for Johnny Bryant (Mooster) for decades and he regularly invited his many friends at the Guv to join him on Friday […]

Sydney Surfers hit a large swell at Bronte Beach.

Surfers take advantage of a large swell at Sydney’s very famous Bronte Beach in the month of May in Sydney, Australia. Image Credit: Photograph by Mark Evans / Getty. Source: Photos of the Week: Eco-Fashion, Dancing Devils, Spelling Bee – The Atlantic

Maasai Cricket Warriors.

Dressed in flowing red skirts and draped in colorful bead necklaces but otherwise bare bodied, the warriors from the legendary Kenyan tribe of Maasai are one of the world’s most unusual and unlikely cricketing teams. Dropping their spears in favor of cricket bats and leather balls, this group of youth is trying to promote healthy […]

Indian Kushti Wrestlers live a Spartan existence.

Image Credit: Photograph by © Alain Schroeder. All rights reserved. Kushti is the traditional form of Indian wrestling. Practised in Akhara, the wrestlers, under the supervision of a guru, dedicate their bodies and minds to Kushti on average for 6 to 36 months. It is a way of life and a spartan existence that requires […]