The Coorong National Park in South Australia is a park with so much to offer everyone in love with life in the great outdoors. Whether it’s fishing, camping, four wheel beach driving, bird watching, kayaking, fishing, walking, photography or a mix of all of the above, this incredible stretch of beach, dunes, calm waters and wild ocean is one that adventurers need to experience at least once in your lifetime.
Here’s a must do for those living in South Australia when you’re down Goolwa way on a Saturday or Sunday. If you’re not in South Australia add this experience to the list if you’re planning a visit in spring or summer.
From Goolwa take the bridge over the Murray River to Hindmarsh Island, stay on the main road and follow the signs to the Murray Mouth. This is worth the drive at anytime to see where this mighty river winds its way out to the Southern Ocean but time it right and you’ll be in for a treat.
Winter in Southern and Eastern Australia usually means whale migration time along the coasts. They are starting to be seen with a little more frequency on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, just in time for the winter school holidays.
Every so often I still enter photography competitions mainly to dare myself to hold it with the best. I am by no means technically correct, my photography is more emotional as well as trial and error. If I see it and love it, or it makes me go wow then I just assume that someone else might feel that way too. There are lots of photos I’ve taken that I really love and to me tell a story of a time or place and sometimes I will enter a competition to push myself and dare to try. This is especially true if it’s a competition where the judges are professional photographers whose opinion or critique I value. The recognition and acknowledgement to me is huge, worth more than any prize offered even.
Did you know that this week you have the opportunity to participate in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count? It is running from the 22nd to the 28th of October and has been organized by BirdLife Australia, a not for profit bird conservation organization. To take part in it you just need to download the app or check out their website, aussiebirdcount.org.au and read the FAQs on the how?, why? and where?, to get full details. You can download the app, put in a location where you are and begin the count straight away.
The original Storm Boy movie was made in 1976 and the remake is due for release in January of 2019. The story is set in the 1950s and luckily history has been preserved (or in some cases a little re-created) in the towns that were used as settings for the movie. The natural environment of the Coorong and the beaches and wildlife will no doubt speak for themselves.
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