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.

Motorbike Ride in the Otways Rainforest, Black Kites and Winter Ocean Swell

BMW R1200 GS motorbike ride through cool temperate rainforest in the Otway Ranges Afternoon sun in the Otways State Forest. The temperature in the hills didn't get above single figures. These coastal hills get a lot of rain. The cold clear air smelt deliciously of rich damp soil and the abundance of temperate rainforest vegetation. … Continue reading Motorbike Ride in the Otways Rainforest, Black Kites and Winter Ocean Swell

Flinders Ranges and the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Sheringa beach sand dunes Eyre Peninsula

Kanyaka Station Ruins on Kanyaka Creek In the South Flinders Ranges about 25 kms south west of Hawker in late 1851, Hugh Proby, the well-educated and wealthy young son of an Irish Earl secured land for a cattle run. He was the first to take up and stock Kanyaka station. Proby had arrived in Australia … Continue reading Flinders Ranges and the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Solo Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

BMW R1200GS puncture Flinders Ranges

I did this ride solo on my BMW R1200 GS motorbike. I've owned it since new (2008). The bike had its 230,000km routine service just before this ride. The engine is original and has never been overhauled. It performs as it did when new. But a thorough wash and polish no longer brings it up … Continue reading Solo Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Moonrise and clouds over the sea, Aire River Mouth, Pt Campbell Ocean Swimming Race and Drilling Rig in Bass Strait

Apollo Bay and the surrounding coast and hinterland are where I spend most of my time. These photos were all taken in February 2021 in the final weeks of summer. With the exception of the spectacle of the gas exploration rig being towed through Bass Strait south of Apollo Bay, these photos capture ordinary daily … Continue reading Moonrise and clouds over the sea, Aire River Mouth, Pt Campbell Ocean Swimming Race and Drilling Rig in Bass Strait