Snorkelling in Bass Strait Rock Pools

This morning I snorkelled solo at a local coastal reef on a suitably low tide (0.4m). I took these photos in four different rock pools - two I have snorkelled in before, and two were new to me. They were all wonderfully colourful and brimming with life. I wore my Garmin watch thinking I might … Continue reading Snorkelling in Bass Strait Rock Pools

Hang Glider Pilots Fly Bells Beach to Apollo Bay

This coastal run was first done in 1990. As far as I am aware, only high performance hang gliders have done the run. A small number of experienced pilots have, for some years now, been doing this flight whenever conditions permit. Some have logged an impressive number of successful completions of the flight. But while … Continue reading Hang Glider Pilots Fly Bells Beach to Apollo Bay

Early Morning Snorkelling at Little Henty Reef

Hayley Point from the shallows at the southern end of Mounts Bay. (Photo taken on a previous snorkelling visit). Five ocean swimmers ready at 7am to go snorkelling. Weather and ocean conditions were perfect for snorkelling. Entering the water less than an hour after sunrise. During the swim out to the reef, in about 20 … Continue reading Early Morning Snorkelling at Little Henty Reef

Surprisingly beautiful marine plant life around local reef

Under grey skies I headed to a local reef late yesterday for some snorkelling on the low tide. I hoped to take a few photos underwater. The colour palette along the ocean shoreline offered little more than greys, browns and black. The cool southerly made me glad I had opted for an old winter wetsuit … Continue reading Surprisingly beautiful marine plant life around local reef

Wildlife around Apollo Bay. Hang gliding over the Bay.

Apollo Bay sits between the foothills of the Otway Ranges and the ocean. There remain many pockets of pristine cool temperate rainforest in these hills, which are home to all manner of reptiles, animals and birds. The wildlife photos below were all chance encounters. Sightings such as those recorded in these photos are not uncommon … Continue reading Wildlife around Apollo Bay. Hang gliding over the Bay.