Sunday, 2 December 2018

Lower Snowy River - Buchan

The town of Buchan is a gateway to a number of accessible rapids and falls near the Snowy River gorge.

Raymond Creek Falls

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Upper Snowy River Catchment Falls - Jacobs Ck to Gelantipy

Early Spring unleashes the melt waters of the Australian Alps.


Nimmitabel, Flour Mill

The best adventures start with a tower. We are a bit short on towers in Australia, so we will have to make do with the ruins of the old flour windmill at the lonely town of Nimmitabel. The town is on the edge of an alpine desert, but within coo-ee of the eastern rainforests, the high forests, the supposed resting place of the bushranger the Long Tailor and the cascades of the Snowy River.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

(Novel) Letters

GIVE me a penny, and I will tell you a story "worth gold".
Letters inspired by Pliny the Younger.
version 5 November

I like old books.There is a smell and feel about them I miss with the digital alternative.  Real books when I have time, digital when I have none.

This is my retelling of one of the great love stories of the ancient world - one you may not have heard. I write books for fun. If you are interested in watching a book being written, read on.

Monday, 5 November 2018

The Waterfalls of Cabone Benel, Caladonia Australis, Gippsland

Beehive Creek Falls, Hopping Joe Cascades, & Winnot Creek Cascades

In the south-east corner of Australia is a vast area of unexplored wilderness full of rivers and dancing waterfalls.
Today, officially, it is called Gippsland - a name conferred by the Polish explorer Strzelecki in honor of the hard-working Governor Gipps (1836-1847), sent to an early death by rapacious squatters. The First People of this area, the insular Kurnai called it Cabone Benel. Some of the older residents remember other names, including 'Caledonia Australis' conferred by the first Scot to enter the region.

At the border of rainforest and eucalypt forests, the confluence of
the cascading McKenzie River and the dark still Bemm River

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Molonglo Gorge Cascades, Canberra, ACT

The Molonglo River flows slowly over an ancient sandstone plain until it hits the Molonglo Gorge.

Lower Cascades, Molonglo Gorge

This gorge hosts 50 small waterfalls and cascades, through a Bull Oak Forest (Red Stringybark, Black Cypress Pines, and Bull Oak Casuarina).

Molonglo Gorge