Shy Albatross

Bird Photography Challenge #52: Shy Albatross

This is our 52nd Bird Photography Challenge, a regular post we try to run every fortnight.  Two years is a milestone and we are marking the occasion by doing a post on a very special oceanic bird: the Shy Albatross, a native to Australia but one that has been declared vulnerable. The Shy Albatross is…

Rugged shores of Hunter Island

Fleurieu Islands Exploration

We have spent a week at the Hunter islands, properly called Fleurieu Group, moving from anchorage to anchorage and alternating between Hunter and Three Hummock Islands depending on the wind direction.  At last we have felt in cruising mode: short sails, new discoveries, plenty of walks and scrambles ashore on sunny days, and time for…

Little Penguin huddle just arrived ashore

Feathered Encounters

One of the great pleasures of cruising the Bass Strait Islands is the bird life. Many of the islands have been declared Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas. Penguins at King Island Little Penguins are adorable. They are the smallest species of penguins in the world, measuring less than 40 cm in height and weighing only…