Some days are meant to be filled with little more than walking, swimming and photography and this was one of those. I set up camp i.e. parked the camper van, at Swimcart Beach, in the Bay of Fires and let the day evolve. The Bay of Fires got its name in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux, … More Dawn to Dusk at the Bay of Fires
Hello, amn’t I a blast from the past? Hope you are well. Strange that it can be so easy to fall out of a good habit and almost impossible to get back into one. Over the year I have often thought about writing on this blog and sharing some my photos from my less frequent … More Where did 2015 go?
Hi, long time no talk. Hope you are all well. More recently being Niamhonleave has only been a fleeting state of mind in-between busy weeks working. However I got to spend some time in New Zealand over the Easter and it was very easy to slip back into my former ways. Just a shame I … More A State of Mind
Leaving the Budawangs, the intent was to spend some time in the ocean. However it was a dull afternoon on the south coast so I changed my plans and decided to drive inland towards Jindabyne. Shortly after I headed west the sky revealled itself from behind the clouds it has been shrouded in all day. Here’s a … More Sweet summer colours from the road
I have just spent a few memorable days in Mungo National Park. I am in middle of writing up a post about the place, but I simply wanted to share these pictures. I love the emus in particular. It was quite windy on my first day with lots of sand blowing in the air giving everything … More Locals of Mungo
Just shy of the border with South Australia I stopped for the night at an area called Eucla. There are quarantine laws governing both states that restrict the transfer of fresh fruit and raw vegetables across states lines from WA to SA. So I had a busy afternoon in the ‘kitchen’ depleting my veggie patch. … More Town Planning & Quarantine
Driving back to Wellington from Taranaki I was struck by the number of empty building along the road. Many of them were disused dairies, a sign of changing times. Equally on the South Island I noticed a vast number of distressed huts and sheds in the fields. As I am getting ready to leave New … More A new project?
In recent times I have learnt much about glaciers. I have many new words in my vocabulary, moraine, firn, blue ice, ablation zones, glacial flour…….. Then I came across this Maori explanation at Franz Joseph Glacier and decided I preferred that instead! The early Maori knew Franz Joseph as Ka Rominate o Hine Hukatere (Tears … More Frozen Tears
What a difference a day makes, or in this case 2. I took these photographs 2 days apart at the same time each morning! Ok I will stop talking about the weather, but seriously, if anybody is planning a trip to New Zealand, prepare to be flexible with your plans as they may change a … More What a difference a day makes