More exploring up the Hawkesbury

Our last bushwalk from Coasters Retreat in Pittwater gave us a taste for more exploring up the Hawkesbury. We motored up to America Bay, from which we could set off on a walk. The Bay is peppered with club and private moorings, but when you are there mid week as we were, few yachts are around. The…

The delights of Kuringai Chase

Today we are showing you a different side of cruising: coming ashore at Coasters’ Retreat, for a bush walk in the Kuringai Chase National Park, with our friend Sue. This gave me the opportunity to test my Tamron 18-400 lens for macro photography. It has proved a great replacement to my old Tamron 18-270 which…

Gone into hiding from an East Coast Low!

Australian East Coast Lows are intense weather systems that have many of the characteristics of sub-tropical cyclones, and guess what? We have been right in the middle of one of them! Strong winds of 30 to 40 knots, heavy rainfalls that can cause floods, dangerous swells and seas making boating hazardous, all this for several days……

Cora Lynn Falls, Otways

Surf Coast Treasures

With Wade and Bengie away on Take It Easy’s delivery to Queensland, I have had to get organised so my weekends are occupied and not too lonely.  For the first of these, I invited photographer Leanne Cole down the coast and we indulged in a few days of discovery of Surf Coast treasures.  On the program was astrophotography,…

Flamboyant pom-poms

Sometimes, not being able to go sailing on a weekend has its rewards.  Even after living in Australia for 34 years, I have a special fascination for eucalyptus blossoms.  May be it is because they are so different to the flowering trees of my native France.  There are so flamboyant, so beautiful and interesting with the…

One Four Challenge – March Week 4

Last edit for the March One Four Challenge, a very interesting photo editing project hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me.  It has been a good month of experimentation, and as always I have enjoyed the interaction with other participants.  We learn a lot from each other and it is entertaining.