A resident of brackish coastal lagoons, the Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) is a beautiful species of duck we often see in the wetlands and at the Gippsland Lakes. This protected species under the National Parks and Wildlife Act is the subject of our #48 Bird Photography Challenge.
With a high pitch screech, and a bold and loud behaviour, the Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) is unmistakable. This familiar and widespread member of the cockatoo family, also known as rose-breasted cockatoo, is the colourful subject of our #47 Bird Photography Challenge. What does it look like? With its distinctive pink and grey plumage, this species…
Bengie the ship’s cat has made a small splash in the October issue of Cruising Helmsman with a short article published in the High Seas section of the yachting magazine.
We spent three days on board Take It Easy doing boat jobs last weekend. Boat maintenance is never a whole lot of fun, but it was particularly trying this time! So let us tell you about our weekend trials and tribulations. Grab a cuppa, it’s a long post!
Named for its loud and penetrating whistling call which prompts you to look up, the Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) is a distinctive bird of prey, and is the subject of our #46 Bird Photography Challenge.
We are getting some cosmetic work done inside our boatie: new floating floors, kitchen bench and stove top. We visited Take It Easy last weekend, to check out the progress. It was just a look and see rather than a sailing weekend given the lousy weather. It is getting there!
A large white wader with a distinctive black bill, the Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) is vulnerable in Victoria, so it was a treat to spot several in the wild. This odd looking but stately waterbird is the subject of our #45 Bird Photography Challenge.
We are freshly back from France and haven’t plotted our next sail yet, but seeing our article published in Australian Multihull World is a great way to shift our focus from family matters to sailing and photography.