Two Mile, 11 May 2022

Autumn is a good season for sizeable swell along the Victorian west coast between Gibson Steps and Peterborough. Sometimes the swell is less than forecast. But on this day it was bigger than forecast. I discovered this while driving to Warrnambool and it was just good luck I had the camera and telephoto lens in … Continue reading Two Mile, 11 May 2022

Snorkelling at Marengo on a Perfect Autumn Morning

Tuesday 10 May 2022 was a perfect late autumn morning in Apollo Bay. Cold air (6°C at dawn), sea temperature pleasant in an appropriate wetsuit (15.5°C), very little swell and a glassy ocean. I started the day with a 1600m swim from the end of my street to the harbour wall and back. Then I … Continue reading Snorkelling at Marengo on a Perfect Autumn Morning

BMW R1200 GS Motorbike Ride to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

A dawn departure from Apollo Bay on motorbikes more than up to the task, saw us in Murray Bridge with 680 effortless kms behind us by sunset. On day two we tracked north through the Barossa on as direct a track to Hawker as the winding roads could accommodate. The GPS allowed us to stay … Continue reading BMW R1200 GS Motorbike Ride to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Apollo Bay

Snorkelling is a simple pleasure. These rock pools near Apollo Bay offer beautiful and easily accessible underwater scenery all year round, when there is a low tide and the swell is not big. The minimum equipment list is small: mask, snorkel, fins, and of course a wetsuit. My swims here are usually solo. The underwater … Continue reading Apollo Bay

Ten days on the mid-north and south coasts of New South Wales

The photos below were all taken on a ten day road trip to the mid-north coast of New South Wales in autumn 2022. The route was Apollo Bay - Bendemeer (just north of Tamworth) - Walcha - Port Macquarie - Nambucca Heads - North Haven - Kiama - Nowra - Green Cape - Mallacoota - … Continue reading Ten days on the mid-north and south coasts of New South Wales