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Simply put,

I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

Category Archives: Australia

Noosa, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Tambourine Mountain, Australia

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Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Aptly named, Cradle Mountain was one of the highlights of our time in Tasmania.  The hiking in the national park is fabulous.  We hiked around the lake seen here, up to another lake called Crater Lake, and even summitted the mountain itself.

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Binalong Bay, Tasmania

Binalong Bay is actually a small town located on the Bay of Fires.  Especially known for its bright orange lichen, locals proudly tell visitors that the lichen can only grow in the cleanest of air.  I believe it, Tasmania probably has some of the cleanest air in the world.

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Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s most popular hiking and camping destinations.  Hikes range from lazy walks down to the beach, to multi-day treks.  We enjoyed a classic loop hike that provides a stunning view of Wineglass bay and follows the coast around the rest of the peninsula.

“Before we’d come to Tasmania, I’d seen pictures of Wineglass Bay – everyone has – with its pure white sand and a brilliant cerulean sea to rival any tropical island.  But you’ll notice it’s never shown with bikinied sunbakers, only with booted hikers lugging bulky backpacks.  Tasmania doesn’t offer up her beauty lightly.”  Freycinet by Melanie Calvert_DSC9510(below) The Hazard Mountains  “The sunlight slowly begins to leach away…The last of the sun’s light erupts from behind the Hazards like a halo, and its pink and orange streaks  lend their glow to the luminous, shadowy water.  In the midst of this spectacular performance, the mountains sit eternally, and wait.”  Freycinet by Melanie Calvert_DSC9565 Wineglass Bay’s beach is tucked in just behind the Hazard Mountains.  Perfect sand, turquoise water and not a piece of litter make this one of my favorite beaches in the world.  I’d love to sail a boat in here and drop anchor some day.  _DSC9536

Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald_DSC8985“Do you know how sometimes on very fine days the sun will shine with a particular intensity that makes the most mundane objects in the landscape glow with an unusual radiance, so that buildings and structures you normally pass without a glance suddenly become arresting, even beautiful? Well, they seem to have that light in Australia nearly all the time.” ― Bill Bryson _DSC8952hdr“Do the people in Australia call the rest of the world ‘Up Over’?” ― Steven Wright _DSC8980 _DSC8991“Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” ― Charles M. Schulz _DSC8992 _DSC9000 _DSC9003

Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania

Friendly Beaches Reserve has free camping.  We used the camping here as a base to explore the amazing Freycinet peninsula.  _DSC9760 “I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty.” ― James Kavanaugh, There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves _DSC9752hdr _DSC9657hdr We are so careful not to touch, although once upon a time, I slept plastered to him in our bed, like lichen on a rock. ― Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home _DSC9647_9_adjust _DSC9591_2_adjust _DSC9588_90_adjust _DSC9571

Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

Tessellated Pavement is a naturally occurring rock formation which is also a favorite with photographers traveling Tasmania’s Southeastern coast.  Anne and I illegally camped in the parking lot so I could get up before sunrise and take photos.

Tessellate – to form of small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements; form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern.

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_DSC9842hdr _DSC9837hdr Cape Huay is a hike that starts at crescent-shaped Fortescue Bay.  The 1/2 day hike rewarded us with views of the bay and inestimable drops along the Cape.

_DSC9793You know that feeling you get when you’re standing in a high place… that sudden urge to jump?… I don’t have it.  -Jack Sparrow

It is merely the idea of what would be our sensations during the sweeping precipitancy of a fall from such a height. And this fall—this rushing annihilation—for the very reason that it involves that one most ghastly and loathsome of all the most ghastly and loathsome images of death and suffering which have ever presented themselves to our imagination—for this very cause do we now the most vividly desire it. -Edgar Allen Poet1