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Dickstock review by
Nick the Bookman:
"Man, Dick and Sue will be pissed to miss this gig."
(... and here are some of his
Andy Maluche, our former Official Court Artist, writes about Sat,
"One of the 10 beers yesterday must have been bad. I feel
slight pain between my ears. It was an awesome party!
Thank you Gareth Dunster, John Parks, Harry Harrison, Roz
Keep, Philip Keep, those guys made it happen. There must have
been more than 300 people. You could feel the love.
Donations and t-shirt sale did not only cover cost, we
made a big chunk of money for charity. Videos and pictures will
follow. Just like those many happy kids that danced to the music
of their grandparents on Dickstock, I like to shout: "Again,
Dick would have had a ball,
slightly misty-eyed, though.
Let's do it again!"
(Recycling poster, photo/design by Andy Maluche)
Lamma Spotlights of the Week, Jan 20, '15:
Fallstreak Hole, Lamma Mainstreet UFO Sighting, South East Asia 2015,
Black-eared Kites and an Alien?
by Daniel Clarke, Alain Jaquier, Howard Sheard, Tamara
Norris, and me.
If somebody's got a picture of a kite and the Police Box/TARDIS flying
through a Fallstreak Hole, I'd publish that right away, with full credits!
Is this Blue
Hole going to swallow up Lamma's famous Blue House?
The owner has just called it "Holy Halo House" after seeing this picture.
Buy the house before it vanishes!
Village House for sale in Pak Kok.
I love winter sunrises! We've been lucky to enjoy some amazing sunrises
after all these cool and crystal-clear nights. I love going up to our
rooftop and experiment with the Panorama mode on my Smartphone. Try it with
This concludes today's Lamma-zine story. All these pictures have been
before breakfast; an entire sunny, lazy Monday to waste away on Facebook...
P.S. Jan 21: Plus one great & unique Panorama mode photo from
Wing Lun Lee; he named it "An eye on the sky". Is it watching
There's quite a considerable number of artists living on Lamma. Many of them
have been featured at least once as Artist of the Month on this
website. I'm still discovering new local artists occasionally, but rarely,
as our artists are often shy and low-key, sometimes "hiding" in their forest
studios and only rarely venturing to YSW High Street or meeting new people,
If you want some FREE exposure for your or your friend's artworks on this
website, contact me anytime. "Art" is a very wide term here and I'm happy to
feature face painters, graffiti artists, designers, computer animators,
trash sculptors, etc.
Artworks of the Week, Jan - Dec 2014
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Lamma Spotlights of the Week, Jan 15, '15:
Turtle Beach, Lamma Music Video, Animation/Design/Education, Stem of Bamboo
Leaf, Mike of
Monsters, Inc.; by:
Ronald Sastrawan, Parvez Shaikh, Mike Robinson, Rambler, Abigail Wong.
"Lovely clean up and AGM today. Thank to those who came along. The Living
Lamma committee for 2015 is:
Roz Keep: Chairperson - the hair with the flair!
Sheli Bowman: Vice Chair - and very surprised to be!
Jo Wilson: Secretary - happy to do the boring but
necessary bits, helped by
Theresa Andrews - a welcome new addition!
Jack Wilson - Treasurer, and
Charlotte Varley and Barbara Tavernard.
We have left an experimental clean up station on the beach
[before Main Street bridge over nullah] so that anyone at any time can clean up. We still have an aim to
restore the beach and continued today to take off construction
If you want to help out, please make use of the clean up
station. Leave construction rubble in the wicker basket, and
take other rubbish/recycling to the bin and return the container
for the next person.
We will leave gloves there too and wash the dirty ones for you."
Dawn writes: "Santa Sprint Amount Raised:
Previous record $2,800, so over 100% more.
Thanks to everyone for being so generous and getting into the
spirit of the event!
Santa Sprint Race Results:
Surfski Champion: Jean Gorguet: 45.30
OC1 Champion: Paul Collins: 51.52
OC1 Runner up: Andrew Shields: 55.29
OC1 Rookie* Champion: Alex Miranda: 49.29
OC1 Rookie* Runner-Up: Steve Stanton: 50.19
OC6 Champions: Paul D, Pirate John, Pascale, Steve,
OC6 Runners-up: Fraser, Jim, Christine, Theresa,
Daniele, Louise: 53.35
*Rookie: anyone who has not done the race before.
Well done and HUGE thanks again for everyone who took part
and for making this such a fun event. We had 31 paddlers (which
is also a record) and hope to make this even bigger and better
Here's to a fabulous new year for everyone and lots of
Text messages from Marcus & Jane, expedition leaders:
"Update for Resolution Walk on New Year's Day, 1/1/15:
The departure points will be:
Pak Kok, 11:00am on main path heading towards our house.
Tai Peng: 11:25 on Cable Road at junction to Tai Peng swamp and
YSW/Hung Sing Yeh: 11:50 at public BBQ pits.
Weather outlook is 'cool and
dry', so we'd suggest a pac-a-mac and fleecy plus good grip
Please bring a picnic lunch and fruit as well as your own
thermos/water bottle/hip flask etc.
Bring your own vices that you want to leave at the trig point
and come down the mountain a new man/woman!"
The hike was extremely straining, definitely not for
tourists, 5 hours for the red round-trip above, according to my
mobile phone GPS. Just a few people dropped out along
the way to Sok Kwu Wan.
One tough lady made it to the top with a fever of 38.8
degrees, as she found out only afterwards. But she's got a
"private doctor" in her home, so she'll recover soon, we hope.
Another Lammaite partied till 5am, a few hours before the hike,
imbibing more than would probably kill me, but he still made it
to the top! Marcus writes:
"Bad news for the Lamma bars, my straw poll was that most
'Resolution Walkers' were leaving boozing on the trig point for
Resolutions that I heard:
"Give up the booze and the one
night stands and forget about everything"
"Just get a bit healthier, really"
"Giving up cigarettes the day before Resolution Walk, so that
there is nothing to give up for the rest of the year"
"Do my homework on time and not get told off by Dad"
your new TV and PlayStation!"
"Run Pak Kok loop twice a week"
As probably the oldest hiker in our large group (no seniors),
I've succeeded in my yearly fitness self-assessment: making it
up to Mt. Stenhouse at least once a year! That was my own, not
very ambitious, but realistic resolution.
My thighs and knees were very sore for a few days, but all my
many scratches healed within a week. Which Lamma peak is next to
be conquered once again?
Click above for my annotated Facebook photo album
P.S. Jan 16: I just got a question from one of our hikers about the
According to my
GPS map of our similar hike last year, with distance markers in km,
walking all the way from Pak Kok and back to North Lamma:
From Hung Shing Yeh it's about a 5km hike up to Mt. Stenhouse via Sok Kwu
Wan; and 4 km down back to Hung Shing Yeh beach, via Lo So Shing beach.
It took me about 4.5 hours this year, including breaks, just for the loop
mapped above, starting and ending in Sok Kwu Wan.
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