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 pur sleeves before Jamie goes to work so we decided … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 9 – Lake Lyell to Gundagai.
We are now at the tail end of our holiday and were keen to put in one more adventure before leaving the Blue Mountains. Originally, we had planned to move camp to a place near Canberra today to stay 2 nights before heading home. In reality though, it didn't seem such a good idea to … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 8 – Wentworth Falls.
The day began with another sumptuous breakfast cooked in our new camp kitchen. Sometimes I think we eat better while camping than we do at home. Today we were planning to knock off another of the major tourist attractions in the area - Jenolan Caves. Again, this had been recommended to us by many people … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 7 – Jenolan Caves.
We awoke this morning to icy conditions - white grass, hard tents and a layer of ice a couple of mm thick on the buckets. Despite the chill, today actually seemed warmer than yesterday as there was no wind. As the sun rose it warmed us up nicely. The kids (well, Adam) were pretty excited … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 6 – Katoomba’s Scenic World.