Hang Gliding at Apollo Bay early Autumn 2023

South-easterly winds of 12-14 knots were forecast for Friday at Apollo Bay. By 1045 on that Friday Bruce, Hughbert and I were standing on launch with a 10-12 knot south-easterly blowing directly up the hill into our smiling faces. There were occasional whitecaps on the sea indicating light but suitable wind strength; the windsock we … Continue reading Hang Gliding at Apollo Bay early Autumn 2023

Hang Gliding Flight at Apollo Bay

There were enough signs to satisfy a couple of optimists that the wind might blow from the right direction at the right strength for an hour or two of soaring over the coastal hills at Apollo Bay. So Bruce and I made the trek to the launch site and set up our gliders. It turned … Continue reading Hang Gliding Flight at Apollo Bay

Early Morning Hang Gliding Flight at Apollo Bay

Hang gliding is the simplest form of flying for humans, and for me it is the most beautiful. When hang gliding in a place as beautiful as Apollo Bay, the enjoyment starts well before becoming airborne and endures for quite some time after landing. This flight was my first for the summer season. Bruce, a … Continue reading Early Morning Hang Gliding Flight at Apollo Bay

Spring, Bright & Apollo Bay

A spring holiday in Bright. Late snow crowning Mount Bogong in mid September. Photo taken from the Murray to Mountains rail trail near the centre of Bright. Mount Bogong from Tawonga Gap, under an interesting sky. View to the east from Mt Buffalo Gorge. Snow capped mountains on the horizon. The green valley is the … Continue reading Spring, Bright & Apollo Bay

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