Hang Gliders and a Falcon Soaring over Coastal Cliffs; Apollo Bay Ocean Swimmers

Humans have long dreamed of flying like a bird. That dream became a reality in the 1960s with the advent of hang gliding. These photos of two hang gliding friends soaring over coastal cliffs and the shoreline of the Southern Ocean were taken last weekend at a location 240kms south-west of Melbourne Victoria. These photos … Continue reading Hang Gliders and a Falcon Soaring over Coastal Cliffs; Apollo Bay Ocean Swimmers

Rips and Ocean Swimmers

If you are neither a good swimmer nor an experienced ocean swimmer, or if you don't swim with someone who is, swim between the flags on a patrolled beach, and don't swim alone. No swimmer ever conquers the ocean. The sea requires the utmost respect from all those who submit themselves to it. The ocean … Continue reading Rips and Ocean Swimmers

Snake habitat; koala courtship; swimming in and around Apollo Bay harbour

My last snake encounter on the Great Ocean Walk was last year when I was walking ahead of Liz and was informed by her that I had just walked past a coiled up tiger snake on the grass beside the track. We waited a short time and it moved off. This was in mid-winter. Unfortunately … Continue reading Snake habitat; koala courtship; swimming in and around Apollo Bay harbour

Moonrise and clouds over the sea, Aire River Mouth, Pt Campbell Ocean Swimming Race and Drilling Rig in Bass Strait

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 Moonrise and clouds over the sea, Aire River Mouth, Pt Campbell Ocean Swimming Race and Drilling Rig in Bass Strait

A short and beautiful swim at Little Henty Reef (Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary)

Underwater reef at Apollo Bay

Much of my ocean swimming is done alone. But when I swim out to the reef at the southern end of Mounts Bay, I like to swim with company. Conditions looked good for the reef swim on the low tide around mid morning today so I rang some possible starters to swim with me but … Continue reading A short and beautiful swim at Little Henty Reef (Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary)