There be Ghosts in this Place

This lone sentinel upon the ancient landscape of the Burren overlooks a tomb which has remained undisturbed for more than 5600 years. Sitting quietly here for a while, looking, listening and using just a little bit of imagination it’s not hard to believe that the ancient Irish race who held this place sacred still dwell […]

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Planet Far Far Away

There is region in County Clare called the Burren which has a feel about it hard to describe, perhaps even other worldly. Much of the region is covered with a vast landscape of cracked sandstone which in the distance gives a feel of barrenness but up close is an intricate patchwork of micro ecosystems and […]

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Dreaming of a Golden Christmas

Nothing could be further from the traditional ‘White Christmas’ than basking in golden twilight on an Australian beach in 35 degrees C. Well yes I could get creative and go further however the contrast between these two worlds literally poles apart yet sharing the same festive season is profound. All through my childhood Christmas time […]

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Gazing Out To Sea

With another extraordinary year racing towards the finishing line there is nothing more calming to me than looking out across the ocean to the distant horizon. Gazing out to sea washes away cares and worry and brings back to mind things that really matter. The next few days will be fun and crazy and a […]

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Beached Sargassum

Far away from the legendary Sargasso Sea this solitary clump of sargassum weed washes back and forth in the gentle surf of Henley Beach. Unlike the huge floating rafts of the Atlantic Ocean, this form of sargassum lives a benthic life attached to the rocky reef off our local coast. On any dive here ‘bubble […]

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