Aerial Views – Northern Australia
17 December 2015 | Transport
◄ Some of 2015’s best aerial views were from a Beechcraft Super King Air which a bunch of us chartered and flew across Northern Australia. We started at dawn from Melbourne’s Moorabbin Airport, as a group of hot air balloons drifted in from their morning flight over t...
5 May 2011 | Living
Recently Maureen and I visited the National Library of Australia in Canberra, a visit which included a spell in their map department looking at some very interesting maps.
▲ Looking at maps in the National Library’s map room
We looked at an Indian Ocean naviga...
26 December 2010 | Transport
It's my annual look back at the year's travels. This year I started with Museums & Galleries, moved on to Cars & Bikes, then Animals & Wildlife, followed by Big Buddhas, 10 Books and finally Beaches. Today it's my favourite Aerial Views of 2010.
I Never Saw it Coming
17 December 2010 | Living
On 15 December an overloaded Indonesian fishing boat attempting to get Middle East refugees into Australia ran ashore on Christmas Island, an isolated Australian territory off to the west of Java. The ship’s engine failed and the ship broke up on the rocky coast, at l...
Aerial Views – Melbourne to Singapore
1 August 2010 | Transport
I’ve quoted that Joan Didion line before, that ‘the most beautiful things I had ever seen had all been seen from airplanes.’ And flying Melbourne-Singapore in a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 a couple of weeks ago I was reminded how true that can be. Crossing Aust...