Swan Song

I had never imagined swans, black swans, as being anything other than freshwater birds so imagine my surprise exploring a spit of land off Pelican Point, Outer Harbour called Section Bank and coming across hundreds of black swans on a mission paddling their way east. Their destination perhaps might be Grey Point or even further […]

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Face 2 Face

Just imagine being two inches tall, opening your eyes, turning on your torch and coming face to face with … Assuming you are still with me you’d quickly become entranced by those amazing blue-green opalesque eyes and what at first seemed ugly becomes beautiful. You can spot a gurnard perch from quite a distance at […]

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Of Dogs and Hermit Crabs

What do dogs and hermit crabs have in common? I wonder what kind of answers I’d get if I strolled down a typical busy shopping mall and asked random passers-by this question? Well to start with, dogs and hermit crabs have two eyes. Perhaps you could even draw some tenuous connection between kennels and shells. […]

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A Flash of Whiteness

Peering down into the inky, who knows how deep, black water beneath me I was beginning to question the merit of floating out here in a Norwegian fjord well after sunset. Still it’s warmer here in the water than in the icy wind above me. Then suddenly a flash of whiteness snaps me out of […]

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