Category Archives: Scenic

A trip down the rocky road of memory We talk of going down memory lane but in fact memory can be more like a rocky road – bumps and potholes everywhere. I mused on this when, unexpectedly, I found myself … Continue reading

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Birding Lamington

Every November, the Tamborine Mountain Bird group heads for even higher ground – the Lamington Plateau – where places such as Moran’s Falls and Python Rock offer a splendid variety of birdlife. One reason for doing this walk in stormy … Continue reading

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Bob’s Big Day

Biking, birding and beaches- not necessarily in that order – were how Bob wanted to celebrate his 80th birthday.  Not for him the “luxury” cruise or the round-the-world trip or indeed anything that involved getting up close and personal with … Continue reading

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Birding by the beach

That valiant band the Tamborine Mountain Bird Group went off to Evans Head recently for a few days pursuing our favourite hobby – with our favourite people.  Fifteen of us made the trip, either camping or staying in holiday accommodation. … Continue reading

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Golden morning on the Gold Coast

  All who know me know how much I hate the Gold Coast.  I’m just too old now for all that razzle dazzle.  I dislike its brash and flash inhabitants, the tourist hordes, the sheer number of overwhelming buildings, the … Continue reading

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My favourite beach

I’ve photographed Chinaman’s Beach so many times that I won’t bore you with too many more photos – just enough to explain why this is my favourite beach in the whole world. I grew up on the Kenya coast where … Continue reading

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Bewitching walk

A short walk from where I live is a back track into the Witches Falls National Park – the oldest national park in Queensland. This track is known to few except and on a weekday you can meander along it … Continue reading

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Lost World

  It was such a beautiful day that we couldn’t waste it – we packed up an impromptu picnic and headed for one of our favourite places – Lost World. In this beautiful part of Australia where back from the … Continue reading

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Mountain greenery

The Irish have an affinity with green mountains.  They sing songs about them and romanticise them and to this day still refer to those who prefer to live with their sheep in those remote green heights as  “mountainy men”.  This … Continue reading

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Sunday morning coming down

When it comes to sheer nostalgia Evans Head on a Sunday morning takes a lot of beating. I’ve said before that going to Evans Head is a real trip back to the 60s and 70s – even the 50s! Not … Continue reading

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