Swell Breaking on Little Henty Reef, Full Moon Rising over Apollo Bay, and a Koala

The first of September 2021 dawned with perfect spring weather and proper winter swell. Very early in the day when I had my swim in the ocean there was no wind at all. By the time I was taking these photos later in the morning a gentle northerly was putting the finishing touches on the … Continue reading Swell Breaking on Little Henty Reef, Full Moon Rising over Apollo Bay, and a Koala

Uplifting sights in and around Apollo Bay

Moments that lifted my spirits in recent (COVID-19 lockdown) days. Easter moon over Apollo Bay Gibson Steps Another visit to the slender headland Gentle rideable swell off the harbour entrance at Apollo Bay Daily solo swims in the Southern Ocean Australian fur seals at home on Little Henty Reef Seals on Little Henty Reef Storm … Continue reading Uplifting sights in and around Apollo Bay

Full Moon and Peaceful Seas

Winter on the south west coast of Victoria does not typically bring small swells, light winds and sunny days. But around the time of the full moon in late June this year it did. This unexpected period of quiet clear weather was preceded by and followed by cold stormy periods with strong cold fronts and … Continue reading Full Moon and Peaceful Seas

The Arrival of Winter in Apollo Bay

The arrival of winter in Apollo Bay is technically a date. But it is also when the whales start to arrive along our coast, it is when big swells and fierce weather hit the region and it is prime time for seeing the entire Milky Way arch across the heavens on a moonless night (a … Continue reading The Arrival of Winter in Apollo Bay

Moonrise at Apollo Bay