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
Please see our gallery: Flowers of Uepi. Note: Only a few of the images appear within the text – click here for the full gallery at large high resolution in new tab window. Uepi Island is a remote magical tropical paradise tucked away in the furthermost … Continue readingThe Gardens of Uepi
Auckland Harbour, with Harbour Bridge in background. With the new Sole diesel she would get along at just on 6 kt at about 2000 rpm. Please see our gallery: “Beyond II”, RNZYS. Note: Only a few of the images appear within the text – click for … Continue reading“Beyond II”, RNZYS.
Please see our gallery: Warbirds of Marovo Lagoon. Note: Only a few of the images appear within the text – click here for the full gallery at large high resolution in new tab window. It was 1942 and American forces with their Allies were making an … Continue readingThe Warbirds of Marovo Lagoon.
Please see our gallery: Going to the Prom, the Cruise of the Schooner Yacht “Blizzard”. Note: Only a few of the images appear within the text – click here for the full gallery at large high resolution in new tab window. My current experiences leave me … Continue readingGoing to the Prom, the Cruise of the Schooner Yacht “Blizzard”.
For some time my friend and Chief Guide, Innes Larkin of Mt. Barney Lodge had talked about doing a spring walk to admire the orchids and other wildflowers in the areas next to the Lodge. So it came to pass mid-September, that at 0500 sharp … Continue readingMt Gillies and Mt Maroon Spring Wildflowers