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
Category: Cool Temperate Rainforest
Early Morning Flight, an Easterly Blow and a Koala
Wind direction at Apollo Bay generally moves in a constant cycle around the compass rose in an anti-clockwise direction. It can stay from one direction for days, and sometimes pass through various points on the compass with no pause at all. Last Friday morning the pressure patterns were configured and moving such that forecasters predicted … Continue reading Early Morning Flight, an Easterly Blow and a Koala
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
Beauty Hiding in Plain Sight – Mountain Ash, Native Birds, Seals, Swell at Little Henty Reef and Blues Slide Guitar riff.
Nature provides special events in and around Apollo Bay from time to time, against a backdrop of spectacles equally beautiful and awe-inspiring but perhaps less appreciated because they are available all the time. The photos below could have been taken in and around Apollo Bay virtually anytime in daylight hours. Towering mountain ash in cool … Continue reading Beauty Hiding in Plain Sight – Mountain Ash, Native Birds, Seals, Swell at Little Henty Reef and Blues Slide Guitar riff.