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Apr 19 2013

Where are the world’s most beautiful sunsets?

Someone told me that they thought the world’s most beautiful sunsets were in Africa. I beg to differ. Travelling through Australia I have seen some amazing sunsets (and sunrises but that’s for another day). Whether it’s in the outback, over the ocean, or an inland lake or river, Australia has the most beautiful sunsets in …

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Apr 04 2013

Bad landlord stories

I bet every renter has a bad landlord story! I have rented for all of my adult life, apart from a short time as a property owner during my first marriage. Over that period, as you can imagine, I have had some good landlords and some bad ones. When my kids were still at school …

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Mar 25 2013

The road much less travelled

I went out to practice my 4wding yesterday – getting ready for my next trip outback. At least, that was the intention when we started out. I had a photo shoot on the NSW south coast, so Doc decided to come along as my assistant and then take me out for a 4wding lesson afterwards. …

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Mar 19 2013

Melbourne – setting trends for city living

When I go travelling it’s normally off the beaten track, somewhere in the great Australian outback. This time I’m in Melbourne, and it’s a revelation. Like all Sydneysiders I know Melbourne isn’t as good as people who live there think it is. It’s cold and grey, rains all the time, and it’s boring. So why …

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Mar 16 2013

Watching very fast cars drive round and round

I was woken up at 7am by the (less than) dulcet sounds of a formula 1 car racing past my bedroom window. Doc, who hates mornings, opened his eyes, looked at me and smiled, before going back to sleep. Yes, I’m in Melbourne at the Grand Prix. The car didn’t quite drive past my bedroom …

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Mar 02 2013

Are you a photographer or do you just ‘take photos’?

If you don’t already know – I’m a photographer. Most people think that means I take photos for a living, but that’s not true. I take photos because I love it. To make a living I have to sell the photos. And that’s not as easy as it sounds.

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Mar 01 2013

Can you have a wilderness without trees?

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I’ve been having discussions about what “wilderness” means. For me the word conjures up images of trees, trees and more trees, but so many “wild” places aren’t like that at all. Wikepedia defines it as: Wilderness or wildland is a natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by human activity. It may …

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Feb 28 2013

Red tailed black cockatoos

On the Darling River in Wilcannia we saw a flock of red-tailed black cockatoos. These are magnificent birds, and quite rare. It was a fabulous sight. If you look in this photo you can see a few pairs of black cockies perched in the tree as well as the pair flaying towards it, with their …

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Feb 23 2013

The thrill of travel – even into space

It’s not just where you’re going that’s amazing about travel, but also the effect that has on how you see where you’re from. It seems that even astronauts get the same thrill out of travel that we ordinary mortals do. Check out this amazing video So, what do you find most thrilling about travelling?  

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Jan 30 2013

Flood or drought

I promised I’d put up some before and after photos of the Murrumbidgee River. This is what it looked like a couple of months before Christmas. This is one of the photos I have for sale on canvas, and one that I get a lot of comments on. It’s a farmgate beside the Murrumbidgee near …

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