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

Morning Ocean Swim (and a King Parrot)

The ocean at Apollo Bay is cool in summer and cold in winter. This is exactly how a group of ocean swimming locals like it. They swim all year round and have been doing so for many years. There are about 20 swimmers in total and on any given day at least a few of … Continue reading Morning Ocean Swim (and a King Parrot)

Marriner’s Lookout, Apollo Bay

Horses at Apollo Bay

It was a still, cold and misty day at Apollo Bay yesterday. For much of the day a thin band of cloud sat just below Marriner's Lookout (750' above sea level). I thought it worth a walk up to the lookout in case there was a view out to sea over the top of the … Continue reading Marriner’s Lookout, Apollo Bay

West Coast Beauty

Surfer smashing wave lip

Some natural wonders can be assigned latitude and longitude coordinates. Others are fleeting and occasional, and appointments for viewing are not possible. The west coast of Victoria is well supplied with both categories. The photos below are of some of the fleeting offerings of Mother Nature in and around Apollo Bay which I was lucky … Continue reading West Coast Beauty

A Great Cormorant Riding a Wave, a Swooping Magpie and a Gang of Geese

The 'great cormorant', formerly known simply as the 'large black cormorant', is unlikely to have objected to the name change. Flattering first names are the preserve of only a handful of Australian birds, such as the graceful honeyeater, the magnificent riflebird, the splendid fairy-wren, the superb fairy-wren and the powerful owl. Heading the list of … Continue reading A Great Cormorant Riding a Wave, a Swooping Magpie and a Gang of Geese