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

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

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

“A wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.”

Ocean swimming at Apollo Bay beach

I stood on the shore of the Southern Ocean this morning under a blue sky with a cool wind on my back, squinting into the sun.  Cold sea water was washing over my feet and a small swell was rolling in orderly lines across the bay.  I was savouring these moments and didn't want to … Continue reading “A wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.”

She Loves the Ocean

She loves the ocean Cold embrace, Icy kiss on her naked face. The ocean she loves It calls her name With its wild ways, but it makes no claim. She loves the ocean Alone, to share, Constant, calming, there. Written in a reflective moment four days before the end of my seventh decade. Inspired by … Continue reading She Loves the Ocean