Port Campbell SLSC Ocean Swim 2023

An extended summer period without any decent swell in the area ended last Friday when waves like these rolled in along the Victorian west coast. The swell on Saturday wasn't too bad either. Little Henty Reef just off Hayley Point at Marengo (near Apollo Bay) Hayley Point last Friday Port Campbell ocean swimming race on … Continue reading Port Campbell SLSC Ocean Swim 2023

Photographic Exhibition at Apollo Bay

For five days around new year's day twenty-one framed canvas prints of photos of mine were exhibited in a little gallery attached to the Mechanics' Hall in Apollo Bay. The exhibition space was shared with Michelle, one of my ocean swimming friends, who exhibited her vibrant acrylic paint and resin art works. The title of … Continue reading Photographic Exhibition 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

Surf Rescue Boat (IRB) Winter Racing at Apollo Bay

The inflatable rescue boat (IRB) is an essential tool in surf life saving in Australia (and many other countries). It was introduced in the early 1970s and eventually replaced the iconic wooden surfboat. Competitive rowing of the traditional surf boats remains a strong and spectacular feature of surf life saving in Australia. IRBs are used … Continue reading Surf Rescue Boat (IRB) Winter Racing at Apollo Bay

Ten days on the mid-north and south coasts of New South Wales

The photos below were all taken on a ten day road trip to the mid-north coast of New South Wales in autumn 2022. The route was Apollo Bay - Bendemeer (just north of Tamworth) - Walcha - Port Macquarie - Nambucca Heads - North Haven - Kiama - Nowra - Green Cape - Mallacoota - … Continue reading Ten days on the mid-north and south coasts of New South Wales