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...
More Aboriginal Art at the Kimberley Coastal Camp
8 July 2010 | Places
Last year I visited the Kimberley Coastal camp and blogged about the amazing Aboriginal art around the camp. Last week Maureen and I were back there again. And once again I was simply blown away by the variety and quantity of Aboriginal art in the area. Like this hand...
Feeding the Fish, Feeding the Crocs, Feeding the Humans, Releasing the Fish
6 July 2010 | Living
Feeding wildlife is widely regarded as ‘not advisable,’ despite which plenty of it gets fed in Australia’s Northern Territory. Aquascene is one of Darwin’s big attractions, particularly for children. Every day at high tide the local fish have learnt to swim in to Doct...
Flying over the Kimberley – Again
4 July 2010 | Transport
Last September Maureen and I went out the Kimberley Coastal Camp on Port Warrender in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. We flew out there in a single-engined Cessna 210, a couple of hours flight from the town of Broome with a non-stop gallery of amazing views...