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 Motorbike Tour of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Autumn at the Bay

Crested terns

The experience of sunrise is greatly enhanced by full immersion in cold ocean water. It is not possible to feel anything other than fully alive when greeting the day in this manner. Indeed, in late August at Apollo Bay it is not possible to feel anything much at all after a lengthy ocean swim, apart … Continue reading Autumn at the Bay

Coasting

Images from recent days in Apollo Bay doing stuff that requires only time - all within walking distance of home. The New Holland Honeyeater and the House Sparrow These birds literally flew between my camera lens and the surf break I was trying to focus on. They landed on cliff-top scrub that was just below … Continue reading Coasting

Sooty oyster catcher, hooded plover, kookaburras, and the last big swell of autumn

As autumn turns to winter on the west coast of Victoria, the beaches are emptier, the wavs are bigger, the ocean is colder and the nights are longer.  The awesomeness and beauty of nature seem to peak in winter.  It may well be my favourite season.  It certainly is at the moment.   Not so … Continue reading Sooty oyster catcher, hooded plover, kookaburras, and the last big swell of autumn

Apollo Bay in Autumn

The Point at Marengo came alive in a solid autumn swell with waves that tested some of the young local surfers. There were reports of heavy hold downs and a lot of water moving around. Some of the younger surfers said they hadn't seen it this big. From the little I saw, they handled it. … Continue reading Apollo Bay in Autumn