Etretat Cliffs

Normandy Coastal Icons

The most iconic spots along the Normandy coast would have to be Honfleur and Etretat. Even with the summer crowds, it was wonderful to revisit those two seaside towns where I spent a lot of time as a child. Honfleur is a small port on the southern bank of the Seine Estuary. The Old Basin in the centre of…


Bound for France

Tomorrow we are catching a plane to France, to be with my Dad for three weeks. We will spend some time in Normandy and Brittany. It will be a family affair, with the opportunity to explore the countryside together. 

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo in flight

Birds Galore

While Wade and his brothers were having a boys’ weekend surfing, I decided to do my own thing: bird photography at Healesville Sanctuary, in the company of my friend Leanne Cole and at the Lake Borrie Wetlands.

Singing Honeyeater

Bird Photography Challenge #44: Singing Honeyeater

Even after two years of serious bird photography, we can still be surprised and delighted to come across a new sighting, even if it is apparently quite common.  We had never really taken notice of this most widespread species of honeyeaters, let alone taken photos of them! The Singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens) is a lovely…

Docklands at blue hour

Melbourne at night

If you ask us to choose between being in the city or being in the ocean, the ocean wins on most occasions!  But sometimes, a wander around the Docklands of Melbourne at night has a special appeal.