Spring Outings – Stevenson’s Falls

No outing to Marysville is complete without a visit to the Falls. Sadly due to a malfunctioning camera on the day of this visit, I only have a few smartphone pics. Still, to see it in its full glory, check out this post from a few years ago… Getting to the falls is easy, once…

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The Grampians – Day 2

We rose early and after a quick bite of breakfast in the motel, we drove to Silverband Falls and walked to 1.6km trek. It was a little chilly that early in the morning, but a nice easy walk and some lovely sunshine. It was so quiet and peaceful, we pretty much had the place to…

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The Grampians – Day 1

Still technically tacked onto our South Australian adventure we rose in SA in Bordertown and went back to see the kangaroos, but they were too far away and all settled in, so we gave up and left, crossed the border back into Victoria and headed for Horsham, through yet more barley and canola fields. After…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 19

We spent the morning wandering around the Lakefront and then had a fantastic breakfast. After breakfast we went from Taupo, we drove back towards Napier and finally found Waipunga Falls, an amazing sight from the car park, but no way to safely get down. We missed this and another river on our way to Napier…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 17

In the early morning light, while it was still cool and dewy we visited the Dugald MacKenzie Rose Garden, armed with our macro lenses and light rings, we took off for some still life goodness, I had not shot any real flowers in days 🙂 We left Palmerston North and drove through various farmland, mostly…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 3

Day 3 dawned bright and sunny, barely any clouds and we headed out to the Bay of Islands (approx 90min drive). Stopped at Historical Waipu Cove – It was founded in the mid-19th century by Scottish settlers from Nova Scotia, led by the charismatic preacher Norman McLeod. Facing economic hardship in Canada, the group went…

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Monday’s Musings…

Holidays are so nice, but they do have their downside…by the time we arrived on our own doorstep on Saturday, we got warmly greeted by animals and daughter (who had been looking after, all six, and was glad to hand them all back!), we had a coffee (Honestly I could not get lactose free in…

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Summer Outings – Lal Lala Falls

The East Coast of Australia has been experiencing record rainfalls this past week, some areas more so than others, but we did not miss more than our fair share in Victoria, so on the way home from a studio shoot in Ballarat we decided on a little detour to Lal Lal Falls, about 20 mins…

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Weekend Wanderings – Glass House Mountains

Technically the title is incorrect it was a Thursday and not a weekend, it was not really a long holiday as such either, 3 days is more like a long weekend, so I will stick with Weekend Wanderings. We had been visiting with my daughter for a few days in Brisbane, this was our last…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Trentham Falls

We visited the Trantham Waterfall recently with another photographer friend, who had not been before. The water was not flowing as freely as when we visited last time. But that was Spring, not Winter. Located about an hour from Melbourne, it is a lovely spot and a relatively easy walk. There were lots of people…

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