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In late October, 2015 I voyaged from Lizard Island and back over ten days diving at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea then a number of the more northern Ribbon Reefs, culminating with exploration of the area of Princess Charlotte Sound in remote coastal Far … Continue readingBlue Beyond
The fine yacht “Windrose” a 65 ft Andre Hoek design, built of alloy in Holland, beckoned for a charter to sail down the coast of Portugal from Lisbon to Faro on the famous Algarve Coast. This for me was a great opportunity to take one … Continue readingRaining in Lisbon
For images go to gallery here. It is the end of September, 2013. I am aboard a 65ft ketch, cruising the Balearic Islands off the southeast coast of Spain, in the Mediterrranean Sea. Our itinery includes a circumnavigation of the island of Ibiza, and a … Continue reading“Vida del Vagabondo”, a Gourmet Circumnavigation of Ibiza on “Miaplacidus”.
I first saw a Pygmy Seahorse diving from a Mike Ball boat, the “Spoilsport” on a trip to the Bismark Sea, at the northern reaches of Papua Niu Guinea. We dived around New Ireland, and New Hanover on a circumnavigation, departing from Kavieng. I recall … Continue readingSave the Pygmy Seahorses
Gallery Ever flown in a B 52? Well, me hearties, ship aboard the “B 52” for the ride of a lifetime. The “B 52” is a 52 foot high performance sailing catamaran, now about 6 years old, the creation of my host for the Anzac weekend, … Continue reading“B 52”
“Bastille Weekend” The following are notes from our bush-walking in the Yuraygir National Park on Bastille Day Weekend, 2012. In the literate sense they are rather informal and somewhat disjointed, but hopefully capture the spirit of fun, and adventure we find in these activities. I … Continue reading“Bastille Weekend”
“Astride the Equator”. March 28 to April 5, 2013. Gallery Selamat Pagi! Good Morning, in Indonesian. Welcome to my blog, www.beyondeyelevel.com . Imagine a dive expedition to a far away land, with myriads of islands, set in tranquil blue seas teaming … Continue reading“Astride the Equator”
For an extraordinarily special cruise over the 2013 New Year holiday, I joined Captain Anthony (aka “Ant”) and his lovely partner Greer from Make It Count Sailing aboard their superb Beneteau 57 named “The Count” for a quintessential Australian cruising experience, namely to explore the … Continue readingNew Year’s Cruise to the Hawkesbury
“Whalesong”, my beach house at Wooli perches on the top of the sand dune, and faces east to look out onto the expanses of the Pacific Ocean. From this vantage point, as you gaze slightly south of east are the North Solitary Islands, home of … Continue readingChristmas Collection, Wooli Dune Wildflowers