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A stormy afternoon

The forecast today was for some serious storms to roll through – turned out there has only been one which moved fast and had lots of rain but was otherwise over pretty quickly and without any damage. I had hoped to chase the storm for a while but there was no…

The photos you cant see

I took a walk this morning, on a grey and showery morning, off to a nearby creek. For a couple of hours I wandered along its bank, watching and listening to the life all around me. Occasionally I took a photo but you can’t capture the whole scene around you.…

An early morning paddle

After an unintended hiatus from my kayak since Easter it was nice to get out on the water this morning. There are lots of nests and young birds around. I’ve got my eye on a colony of Little Pied Cormorants who are nested; I think I might try to follow…

Construction Zone

Things will be a little chaotic for a while while I get setup at my new hosting site. Please bear with me 🙂 It appears that many of the embedded Galleries and Cover photos have not survived the transition – I will be slowly adding them back. Meanwhile, here is…

HMAS Gayundah

Tucked away in a hidden corner of Woody Point, north of Brisbane rest the slowly rusting shell of HMAS Gayundah. She has a proud and interesting history in both the Queensland then Australian navy along with a stint as a commercial vessel. You can read more about her here http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-gayundah

Box Forest Track

Tucked away on the side of the highway at Cunninghams Gap is a short walk that is well worth stopping for…. It’s the Box Forest track, an easy 5km return track that parallels the highway and is a hidden gem.  Cunninghams Gap is about an hour and a half south…

Brisbane City at Night

I recently had a training course held in Brisbane and I headed out after dark to get some cityscape shots – I’m much more of a ‘wide open spaces’ kind of person but there is something appealing about all the city lights. Click on the images to see a larger…

Snow Chase 2015

Starting early last week were a series of forecasts of an impending significant weather system heading up from the Antarctic with the possibility of snow in North East New South Wales. As the week progressed I was regularly checking on the Bureau of Meteorology and especially on the Higgins Storm…