Apollo Bay

Storm clouds over ocean at Apollo Bay

I recently retired from a career of 33 years, and Liz and I now call Apollo Bay home. These photos are a few random shots of everyday sights around this town. Winter skies This photo was taken looking south east across Mounts Bay, near Marengo. This bay is immediately south of the Apollo Bay. It … Continue reading Apollo Bay

Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

BMW R1200GS puncture Flinders Ranges

I did this ride solo on my BMW R1200 GS motorbike. I've owned it since new (2008). The bike had its 230,000km routine service just before this ride. The engine is original and has never been overhauled. It performs as it did when new. But a thorough wash and polish no longer brings it up … Continue reading Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

February Photos on the Victorian West Coast

Apollo Bay and the surrounding coast and hinterland are where I spend most of my time. These photos were all taken in February 2021 in the final weeks of summer. With the exception of the spectacle of the gas exploration rig being towed through Bass Strait south of Apollo Bay, these photos capture ordinary daily … Continue reading February Photos on the Victorian West Coast

…how the light gets in

Moments that lifted my spirits in recent 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 Storm swell near Skenes Creek in offshore gale … Continue reading …how the light gets in

A few things that haven't changed recently

Night lightning strikes

The awesomeness of an ocean swim with wild dolphins. I have only had wild dolphins intentionally swim to me and with me on two occasions. The first occasion was in the late 1970s off Thistle Island in the Southern Ocean at the mouth of Spencer Gulf. There is a sheltered beach on the north side … Continue reading A few things that haven't changed recently