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

Farewell Dougie

Pugs, pugaliers, old dogs

Doug was a rescue pug whose life took a wonderful turn for the better when he was adopted by Liz about eight years ago. Doug's paperwork said he was seven at the time. Doug formed a great bond with Liz to the exclusion of other dogs and humans. He was Liz's constant shadow. Sadly, Dougie … Continue reading Farewell Dougie

Final Days of Winter in Apollo Bay: surf photographers, lone surfer in solid swell

We had a quick taste of spring weather, then winter finished in style. The high over Apollo Bay provided clear skies and a warmish day, while swell from the south west reached our shores ahead of the low pressure system that created it. This water was winter-cold to swim in. The preview of spring was … Continue reading Final Days of Winter in Apollo Bay: surf photographers, lone surfer in solid swell

Early Morning Light – a poem

Photos taken in the Solomon Islands, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Lord Howe Island, Apollo Bay, Mt Buffalo, the Victorian high country, the Otways and Port Campbell. You’re the stillness in the trees, You’re my gentle offshore breeze, You’re the birdsong that sends the night away, You’re the promise it’s all right, You're my early morning light, … Continue reading Early Morning Light – a poem

Wild dolphins swimming beside cray boat near Apollo Bay

Common dolphins off Apollo Bay

At short notice I received an invitation to go on a short trip with a local Apollo Bay professional fisherman on his boat the Karlene-Marie. I said yes. Heading east in calm and clear autumn conditions. Looking north west. En route to set the net. This is about as peaceful as the Southern Ocean gets. … Continue reading Wild dolphins swimming beside cray boat near Apollo Bay