I’m happy to report that I’ve added another magazine title, to the list of publications that I’ve contributed to. In the April / May edition of Fishing SA magazine, a South Australian sport fishing magazine which features all things fishing, camping, boating and outdoors, you will find my story on fishing at Moonta Bay on Yorke Peninsula. This is one of our favourite fishing destinations for the variety you can catch and because it’s a spot that is very safe for fishing in the tinnie.
The book begins with a visit to the town of Pripyat in the Ukraine, a place of utter despair as Sir David Attenborough calls it, and when you read his description of what he is seeing and realise it was the site of the nuclear power plant ‘Chernobyl’, then it’s easy to understand why the bleakness. In 1986 when it exploded as a result of bad planning and human error, it left an environmental catastrophe that Sir David Attenborough draws a shocking comparison to our current unfolding environmental catastrophe, the decline of our planets biodiversity. It is a book of hope though too, explaining how if we act now, we can alter our greatest mistake.
I’m happy to report that a favourite caravan and camping magazine, ‘On the Road’ is back in print again. Like so many other industries, some print magazines have struggled to keep issues going during 2020. Printing and distribution would have caused some problems as would have the reality of cross border travel not being possible and in some Australian states, lock down even made travel within the state impossible.
What a stinker 2020 has been! So many plans and expectations put on hold, celebrations that we just assumed would happen, didn’t and life as we knew it probably changed forever. It will be interesting to look back on this year, in a few years’ time and see what changes have remained and become a normal part of life after a pandemic.
If you live in South Australia then you’d be no stranger to Yorkes (Yorke Peninsula to non-South Australians) but maybe there are some parts you haven’t spent much time in yet.