The coast between Apollo Bay and Peterborough – autumn into winter

autumn on the west coast of Victoria can bring gales and wild seas one day and blue skies, calm seas and clean swell the next. I took the following photos along the coast between Apollo Bay and Peterborough on successive days as autumn was drawing to a close, and on the first day of winter. … Continue reading The coast between Apollo Bay and Peterborough – autumn into winter

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

Motorbike Ride in the Otways Rainforest, Black Kites and Winter Ocean Swell

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

Solo Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

BMW R1200GS puncture Flinders Ranges

I did this ride solo on my BMW R1200 GS motorbike. I've owned it since new (2008). The bike had its 230,000km routine service just before this ride. The engine is original and has never been overhauled. It performs as it did when new. But a thorough wash and polish no longer brings it up … Continue reading Solo Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Big waves breaking over cliff tops on the West Coast near Port Campbell

Storm Surf Twelve Apostles National Park

The forecast was for gale force onshore winds with an 8m+ swell around Pt Campbell on Sunday, peaking a few hours after midnight - and that's what happened. Coastal cliffs just west of Loch Ard Gorge & Mutton Bird Island The wind at the time this was taken was blowing from the SSW at 30-44 … Continue reading Big waves breaking over cliff tops on the West Coast near Port Campbell