It's not long now until the NEXT exhibition presented by RAW at the University of Wollongong on 7th September. With a $20 ticket you will be supporting up and coming local artists. Tickets from http://rawartists.org/wollongong/next
The wildlife on the Galapagos Islands is not only amazingly diverse, but affords some incredible encounters. After visiting earlier this year, I have captured some of those experiences in this Spark story.
The north of Arizona and south of Utah offer spectacular high desert scenery along with extremes of temperature. The canyon, rivers and arches of the south-west are an outdoor enthusiasts playground.
Winter on Lady Elliot island is just perfect, you can escape the cold winter of the southern states, and it's the perfect time to see graceful manta rays and humpback whales, not to mention turtles, lots of turtles!
New Zealand: After arriving in Christchurch we caught the train to Kaikoura for a night, then on to Picton where we stayed on the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. After a day of driving in the rain we finished our trip overlooking the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.
Near the wonderful Split Apple Retreat, in Tasman Bay on the South Island of New Zealand, is Split Apple Rock, a piece of granite that was cracked open by the weather long ago. After a couple of attempts the weather finally cooperated to allow this sunrise shot.
The Wreck of the SS Airfield: I never knew there would be wrecks visible about the waterline in Homebush Bay. But just near Sydney Olympic Park, the rusting hullk of the SS Ayrfield emerges from the waters. Originally the SS Corrimal, at one point in her life during WWII she was use to transport supplies into the Pacific region. Later she was used as a collier in the Sydney basin.