Almost A Black and White Sunday

A White-bellied Fish Eagle in Wagonga, NSW, Australia. A very good blogging friend kindly took me on a river cruise here and on the way back we saw this beauty in the eucalyptus tree surveying his territory.

home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

This pretty little restaurant is at Church Point 32kms north of Sydney and the large outdoor deck is suspended over the Pittwater – my son and his partner took me there for lunch and breakfast whilst I was visiting them in Sydney. The area is very beautiful and fairly quiet with a lovely walk around the water. An idyllic spot to watch the boats glide by. The Waterfront Cafe and Store is where the local residents of Scotland Island – mostly artists, writers and creative spirits – come to chill out, or pick up supplies.

home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

 

You might be forgiven for mistaking this image for a beach in Cornwall. It certainly looks like the Bedruthan steps. But it isn’t. These two stacks are part of the “Twelve Apostles” along the Great Ocean Road in southern Victoria, Australia. Sadly there are only 8 of these left now, the  ninth having collapsed dramatically in July 2005. I was there in March 2000. To get an idea of the epic scale of this place from the wide beach below follow the Gibson Steps 70 metres down the cliff face to the sand, where you’ll be literally dwarfed by a gigantic rock stack.