As luck would have it, Karl had picked a beautiful sunny day for his first gig as Trip Leader. Jamie and I hadn't been up around Tallarook before and were looking forward to exploring somewhere new. We met at Wallan at 9am, had a quick briefing and set off for Flat Rock Camp ground. Stopping … Continue reading Tallarook State Forest with Citywest 4×4
Early morning October 12th we headed out to the 4WD training park at Lerderderg. Today was to be a recovery training day for the ladies! Four of us were in training, Linda came long to help out and Christine was there to learn as well. The ladies were well supported with Mick running the day … Continue reading Ladies Training Day with Citywest 4×4
The day begins at Russells Road near the Comaidai CFA, one of the entrances to Lerderderg State Park - Paul's first trip as trip leader in training. Luckily for us, it was a gorgeous, sunny day with only a light wind. Still pretty chilly though at the tail end of winter. Once all 8 cars … Continue reading Lerderderg State Park with Citywest 4×4
Day 1 The journey began bright and early for Jamie and I, fuelling up at 5am. We caught up with Lloyd & co at Melton a little after 5, then set off down the Western Freeway. Picking up a few people along the way, we were 7 cars in total with 3 more set to … Continue reading Border Track with Citywest 4×4
I arrived at Mount Franklin (an extinct volcano nestled in Victoria's Golden Triangle) not really knowing what to expect a "Free Food Foraging" workshop to look like, but straight away this inviting assortment of goodies grabbed my attention. I was in the right place. I first came across Free Food Foragers by word of mouth … Continue reading Forays into Nature’s Pantry
This blog has been a long time in the writing, it's been churning around in my head for two or three months. At first I put it down to a bit of writers block but as the weeks pass by I've come to understand it's the subject matter that's to blame. I'm simply too busy … Continue reading Nobody warned me that soap making could become an addiction.
It had been many, many years since I'd hiked in the Grampians. Despite having countless childhood memories of this area, its one place I've never visited with my own kids. Well, they have been to the Grampians but not the hiking bit. The purchase of a camper trailer earlier this year has led us to … Continue reading Grampians hiking – The Pinnacle via Mackeys Peak
When my friend Claire posted a link on Facebook a couple of months ago advertising a day in the Otways called "Waterfalls & Canyon", led by an experienced guide (for a fee), my response was " why pay someone? I'll take you....." After all, this is the kind of thing I'm hoping to do for … Continue reading Otways hiking – 3 Waterfalls & a Canyon
Miss Fairyfloss is the result of collaboration between photographer Dave Lucas, model Jess-ami and makeup artist Sarah-Jane. I first met Jess at a model workshop held by my camera club. Jess was the obliging model while we learned tips from photographer Paul Robinson. I remember thinking she was very patient as everyone lined up to … Continue reading Behind the scenes with Dave Lucas Portraits and Miss Fairyfloss
Something I've noticed since discovering my passion for photography is that it forces you to view the world through different eyes. Suddenly you are seeing the beauty in the mundane - in the little places least expected - in places you never used to look. These small treasures also provide an opportunity to practice camera … Continue reading The little things…..