Six Days on Thistle Island, South Australia

Thistle Island is a wild, remote and pristine island off the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It took only a short time to consider our answer to an invitation to spend five or six days on Thistle Island to help a friend celebrate his birthday. So a short time later, Lizzie … Continue reading Six Days on Thistle Island, South Australia

Times when I flew like a bird

My eyes have been turned skywards for as long as I can remember. As a young boy I had a a flock of pigeons which would wheel around the house and the neighbourhood , and at night sleep in absolute luxury in the imposing loft my grandfather and I built for them. It had no … Continue reading Times when I flew like a bird

Bush flying in South Australia in the 1970s

Approaching Wedge Island in rain

On 11 June 1978 I was pilot in command of a light aircraft for a routine cross-country flight in South Australia, which turned into an unforgettable flight. I penned an account of this flight many years later, and it was published in an Australian flying magazine. The text of that article is reproduced below under … Continue reading Bush flying in South Australia in the 1970s