Pick any day of any season and you will find people out in the surf somewhere along the coastline of Australia. The continent is known as having some of the best waves in the world and therefore some of the best surfers in the world. If you’re looking for some of the top surf regions there are plenty of recognized ones to choose from including 80 in New South Wales, 25 in Queensland, 30 in South Australia, 9 in Tasmania, 30 in Victoria and 33 in Western Australia.
The Australian pelican and the common seagull (also known as silver gull) can be found everywhere yet their personalities are so comical that they are two subjects I love to photograph on holidays. Pelicans in particular can be so gregarious, looking graceful in the air as they glide along yet they look clumsy and too big to take off when they are on land. As for seagulls, although they are scavenger birds they can look so elegant and pristine with their perfectly white and groomed feathers they make great subjects for photos. Continue reading
Finally the sun is out, your holiday plans are being hatched and packing lists are at the ready. One of the best parts of a holiday for me is finding what the local area has to offer in the way of food, wine and even beer. We are finding more and more craft breweries, micro-breweries or just latest trendy beer producers calling themselves craft brewers, popping up in, or near popular holiday destinations in Australia. Some we’ve found by happy accident while others have been on the must visit list if they were anywhere near where we’ve been headed.
I love our beach house. Its 24 feet long, has one bedroom with ensuite, a spacious kitchen / dining / living area, is air conditioned, has sky lights and a dual axle. The best thing about our beach house is that we can hitch it on and move it to a new beach, a new climate, a new view, whenever we please.
One of my favourite things to do whether on holidays or at home is to go to a good weekend market. There are so many clever crafty, tasty, growing, reading, arty discoveries to be made. Not to mention it’s a great way to get yourself out for a walk and take in what towns have to offer all while supporting local growers and artists and boosting the local economy. In the past twelve months I’ve had the joy of visiting markets in New South Wales, Western Australia, Northern Territory and in South Australia and of those visited, these would be my pick of the best.
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Yes it’s true! For less than $20 you can experience the eastern most point of Australia, Cape Byron and Byron Bay to the most westerly point of the continent at Steep Point in WA. And you can do it from the comfort of wherever you are in Australia, in your favourite chair. All you have to do is pick up a copy of the June / July edition of Australian Caravan + RV Magazine and the July / August edition of On The Road Magazine and settle in to read about both of these destinations.
I have two stories in print at the moment and they show the incredible diversity of this beautiful country. Hopefully they inspire you to visit one or both.
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