Swell Breaking on Little Henty Reef, Full Moon Rising over Apollo Bay, and a Koala

The first of September 2021 dawned with perfect spring weather and proper winter swell. Very early in the day when I had my swim in the ocean there was no wind at all. By the time I was taking these photos later in the morning a gentle northerly was putting the finishing touches on the … Continue reading Swell Breaking on Little Henty Reef, Full Moon Rising over Apollo Bay, and a Koala

Winter Waves on the West Coast of Victoria

There is a small grassy clearing on a headland on the west coast of Victoria to which I keep returning to watch the mighty winter waves from the Southern Ocean end their long journey on the reefs and rocks there. My eyrie overlooks a rock shelf which is completely underwater at high tide. The rock … Continue reading Winter Waves on the West Coast of Victoria

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 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. So a short time later, Lizzie … Continue reading Six Days on Thistle Island, South Australia

Storm Surf at Apollo Bay and Marengo. Shark surfaces near Ocean Swimmer

Whenever a solid swell is forecast for this coast, some locals in Apollo Bay quietly start to pay just a little more attention to the weather maps, to their tried and tested omens and to the feeling in their bones. They gaze out to the horizon for signs of swell, they judge the frequency and … Continue reading Storm Surf at Apollo Bay and Marengo. Shark surfaces near Ocean Swimmer