Swimming holes and exploration

Summer is here, and with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Centigrade (that’s 104 Fahrenheit for our American cousins) some days, we wanted to explore the Blue Mountains National Park. With shade from its trees and the prospect of taking our son paddling in the swimming holes, we headed out for Jellybean pool on a Saturday morning. …

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 …