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…..
OK, so I always knew there would have to be a "waterfalls" blog before too long. Here goes. I think I may have mentioned in an earlier post that I'd always wanted to be able to achieve "calendar" type images. Upon reflection now I may have overdone the waterfalls a bit to the point of … Continue reading Waterfalls
After 10 days on the road, 4 locations and nearly 2,500 kms, we are now back to the "normality" of suburban home life. Funny thing is though, it doesn't feel so normal. The biggest thing we've noticed is that we don't feel the cold. We haven't even been looking to turn the heater on until … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 10 – the home stretch.
Today it was time to pack up the camper trailer for the last time and begin the big slog home. According to Google Maps, the drive time between Lake Lyell and home was close to 9 hours non stop. We still had a day up our sleeves before Jamie went back to work so we … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 9 – Lake Lyell to Gundagai.