Red Light District

It was a churning, swirly night dive under Port Noarlunga Jetty. The seas were breaking over the reef creating confusing eddies. Even my compass seemed to have a mind of its own. The white light from our torches turned the undersea world into a milky haze like swimming through swirling fog. Pretty soon it became […]

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Lifeblood

Rivulets of seawater snake their way in from Barker Inlet through woodlands of white mangrove bringing life to the boggy marshlands of Torrens Island. The colours are surreal with the greens and yellows of magrove canopy yielding to the vibrant crimson of red samphire salt-marsh. So much beauty so close to home.

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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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Pushing Up Daisies

It’s ironic how such dainty little white and yellow flowers have taken on the omen of death. Still, here they are all congregated in a suspiciously defined patch of open grass amid the old graves of Greyfriar’s Kirkyard, Edinburgh. You can of course look at those little white and yellow daisies see them for what […]

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