South Australia from 111,000 feet
25 November 2010 | Places
▲ From 34km up it certainly looks like space
Chris Lansell dreamed up the Melbourne Solar System along Melbourne’s bayside, it launched as a Planet Wheeler project in 2008.
Recently Chris came up with another project, we’d send up a couple of cameras on a wea...
The Dig Tree
12 July 2010 | Media
Back in 1991 Maureen and I, with our daughter Tashi (10 years old at the time) and our son Kieran (aged 8), set out to drive from Melbourne to Cooper Creek near the town of Innamincka in South Australia. We were following the track of the Burke & Wills e...
Hotels – The Worst One & Some Good Ones in 2009
15 December 2009 | Living
The worst hotel of the year? McAlpine House in Broome, Western Australia.
In 2009 I stayed in about 70 different hotels in 16 countries. Many of them were strictly one night stands although there were a fair number of two or three nighters, the longest visit was si...
Kangaroo Island for the New Year
2 January 2009 | Places
▲ Kangaroo Island kangaroos
We finished 2008 and started 2009 with a visit to Kangaroo Island. Australia’s third largest island (after the mainland that is) lies south of Adelaide in the state of South Australia. It’s big (seven times as large as Singapore Isla...
High Tech Flotsam & Jetsam
1 January 2009 | Living
New Year’s Eve, Hanson Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Walking along the beach I come across a computer monitor washed ashore. It’s been in the sea long enough to get encrusted in shells and weed, but remarkably the screen has not broken. A kid has turned...