Category Archives: Australia

Amazing sunsets from Currumbin rocks, Gold Coast.

The history I was interested to know how such a large volcanic rock could end up on a sandy beach, so I did some research. It is estimated that over a period of FOUR MILLION YEARS the volcanic rocks of Mount Barney & Mount Warning erupted leaving lava in the creek beds. With the constant…

Maroochydore River Boathouse at Sunrise

Maroochydore River Boathouse Sunrise   Learning how to photograph One of the ways I significantly improved my photography was through practice.  I bought my first DSLR (A Nikon D7000) in October 2012.  Within a year I had clocked up 150,000 shutter depressions! This seems an excessive amount and it’s mostly because I was learning how…

10 things to do on Moreton Island

Moreton Island Moreton Island is Emma’s most favourite place in the world. Out of the whole wide world, Emma loves this place the most and it’s not hard to see why.  With pristine, 30km beaches and turquoise waves lapping at the shore, it is a beach lovers paradise. 10 things to do 1) Big Sandhills…

Avoiding animal cruelty whilst travelling

Animal cruelty Animal cruelty is well documented. You only have to turn on the TV to watch ‘Animal Cops Houston’ or open the newspapers to see of chicken abuse in factory farming or pet dogs being round up for consumption in China. Yet, what about in tourism? Opening our eyes to the suffering of animals…

How to kill 3 days on Hamilton Island, Tropical Queensland.

I visited the idyllic Hamilton Island in August 2014 with a group of photographers from Meetup hosted by its leader and multi award winning, film photographer Destin Sparks.  It was my first trip to tropical northern Queensland and whilst alcohol and late nights featured prominently so did extremely early mornings and a whole lot of fun!!…

We got up at 3:30am for sunrise at Dicky Beach, Queensland

This shipwreck on Dicky Beach, QLD, the SS Dicky cargo ship, dates to 1893 when it first swept up onto beaches. It remained relatively intact until the storms and flooding of 5 years ago when the council appear to have removed a significant amount, under the guise of safety which added to its further demise….

A walk around Western Australia from Denham to Albany.

  We were privileged enough  to spend two years in Western Australia (WA) and even more fortunate enough to have bought a camper van. Oh how we loved our dear camper, it gave us so many possibilities and we were able to travel from Denham, in the north-west of WA, right down to Albany in…