The Opera House Cave in Namadgi
Trying to find it in the dark was almost a bad decision, but in the end it definitely wasn't. Published 15 May 2017. ACT
The fading light on Uluru
Published 15 May 2017. Petermann NT 0872
When the morning glow hit the foreshore
Published 15 May 2017. Canberra ACT 2601
Living the high life
When we get a bit of time away from work, we do like a "staycation".
Exploring our local area and checking out the places we don't get time to over a standard weekend is our idea of a holiday, plus we get to take the dogs with us. Often, though, we will spend a day or two out Tabulam way where you can hear the wind in the trees, look for tiny native flowers & explore the pre-historic landscape.
Staying on a property nearly a thousand feet above sea level, the views seem to go on forever. On a clear night, we are craning our necks looking skyward and trying to identify the stars and planets as the campfire throws sparks up, seemingly putting on its own display in response. A two hour drive is more than worth the effort and sure beats any holiday that requires a passport.
Explore your own backyard first, there's plenty to see and experience that will never be listed in a travel agency. Published 14 May 2017. Tabulam NSW 2469
City to sea
From the bright lights of the city to the quiet dark waters of Twofold Bay, my wife made the transition so smoothly you would swear she was a local. Her first day out on my father's boat Marauder saw her fall in a bag of salmon - screaming they were going to eat her. From there, I took her tuna fishing to South Australia - so seasick we had to put her ashore at Port Lincoln to recuperate - or as she put it - "FATTEN UP".
Back she came, chumming and cooking, and keeping me company. She did a couple of years on the Beach Seine MAC in Sydney trying to bash some sense into the NSW managers; and gave up before it made her mad/or caused irreparable damage to someones head.
Trawling around Eden, Hobart, a trip or two Orange roughy fishing from Hobart to St Helens in 1992; then after we sold Osprey, we bought Roamer and she came full time with me beach seining for salmon. With our deckhand, she christened us two and a half men.
Nothing to throw her over the side with an anchor to wade ashore when we were shooting in salmon or mullet. Many phones were drowned.
We now own the Marauder (after my father's boat); she now owns an oven which I ensured was put on board, for her delcious scones, she still gets chucked over the side but its all good. Published 16 May 2017. Eden NSW 2551
Back in my own backyard
Published 16 May 2017. Ben Lomond TAS 7212