It’s your Blue Planet, too (Pt.2)

It’s your Blue Planet, too (Pt.2)

Snapshot: “Eternal vigilance is the price of . . .” This is a follow up in our series on the BBC’s Blue Planet 2. You should read part one first, here. We’ve all experienced loss. Our wallet on the bus, our money to an unexpected financial burden, our health to mis-eating or low levels of […]

It’s your Blue Planet, too (Pt.1)

It’s your Blue Planet, too (Pt.1)

Snapshot: “A world like nowhere else on earth” Like nowhere else on earth. As simple as that. The variety of jaw dropping and ecologically spectacular environments in Australia is fantastic. We have a natural heritage of extremely high quality and variety. Stands of mangroves, the cyclone protected nurseries for endless species of sea creature, stretch across […]

Out Of My Depth, At Depth

Out Of My Depth, At Depth

Snapshot: “My first dive into Victoria’s cool underwater wonderland” Twenty metres below the surface, I’m resting on my knees on the sandy sea floor of Port Phillip, waiting for my instructor to join me. I’ve descended to depth, whilst the rest are slowly falling from above, their new silhouettes taking a while for me to […]

Roadtripin’ the East Coast

Roadtripin’ the East Coast

Day breaks over the ocean in a golden wash of light. Waves end softly below as you welcome another day on the coast, with a cuppa in hand, hidden in the sand dunes. Typical Tassie. You’ve been up for halfa, awoken by maggies, cockies, and a myriad of other birds calling you up for sunrise. […]

A glimpse of summer

A glimpse of summer

The wind batters our window again, making a close pass and catching the slight opening we’ve left for a breeze, rattling the old thing in its track. Consistent, the wind’s growing as the night goes on.

World turned upside down??

World turned upside down??

There/here you stand, face to face with one of the deadliest animals to have ever existed. You’re captivated by its colour, its movements, its curiosity as it explores your shared surroundings. You stand silenced, and wait for it to strike… *** The landscape at your already sunburnt feet was a seascape over a metre below […]