Seven Mile Beach

South of Gerringong is a nature reserve called Seven Mile Beach. It won’t surprise you that it’s a beach that’s seven miles long. What did surprise, and delight me, was that there was only one other person there, and they were walking away. I was able to walk along freshly washed sand, with no sound …

Beach Colours in Winter

I love beaches. Not for lying on, covered in tanning lotion, frying with others, packed in on sun loungers. Deserted beaches. Winter beaches. With a cold wind whipping up a spray, the sand not yet imprinted with human feet, the battle at the edge of the land rages on every second of every day. A …

Manly on a Sunday

I got to spend a couple of nights with some very nice people who were friends of our friends. Luckily for me, they lived in Manly, and on Sunday I headed out early to take in the beach. This was winter, and it was T-shirt and shorts weather. When I got to the beach front, …

Balanced

Back in the days when I mostly shot and developed my own film, I visited Barcelona for a week. My main reason for going was to see the architecture of Gaudi. I’m a secret design and architecture nerd, and the prospect of seeing his wonderful buildings, the Sagrada Família and the Picasso museum in a …

A Weekend At The Turnberry

I had double luck earlier this year – my parents came to stay and looked after our son while we had a rare night away at a secret location (my wife is much better at keeping surprises than I am). The secret location turned out to be the Turnberry hotel on the Ayrshire coast. Apparently …