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
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 Apollo Bay. It was … Continue reading Apollo Bay
Six Days on Thistle Island, South Australia
Thistle Island is a wild, remote and pristine island off the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It took only a short time to consider our answer to an invitation to spend five or six days on Thistle Island to help a friend celebrate his birthday. Getting there was simple. Lizzie and … Continue reading Six Days on Thistle Island, South Australia
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.
Winter swim around Little Henty Reef: seals on the reef, underwater views of kelp and the reef and Marengo plonkers
I have long wanted to swim around the inner reef at Little Henty Reef in the Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary. The reefs are not far offshore from Hayley Point at Marengo. The weather and sea conditions here are unsuitable most of the time for such a swim. However, the weather and ocean omens were pointing … Continue reading Winter swim around Little Henty Reef: seals on the reef, underwater views of kelp and the reef and Marengo plonkers