I: The Boardwalk, Narooma The morning is cool and the breeze choppy, not a day for a quick dip at Potato Point. So we head to the sheltered breakwater pool at Narooma. Even that isn’t sheltered enough. We decide to walk along the Mill Bay Boardwalk, passing the amusing murals on the public loo: a […]
I: Blue Earth Café, Bodalla I have a haircut at 10am, a really really short cut. Then I insert my emu feather earrings and head up to Blue Earth to wait for 12.30 and lunch with a special friend. I order a stiff black coffee, and settle down to read old Guardian magazines, yellow highlighter […]
I: Where else?? Low tide at Potato Point, a day before the temperature creeps up, while northern NSW and southern Queensland burn. People lose their homes and their lives and politicians pray and wrangle. It seems almost obscene to be walking along a deserted beach without a wisp of smoke in the air, although there’s […]
I: Potato Point beach at high tide Walking the beach at high tide is not something I usually do, but today is my 75th birthday, and my Queensland daughter is visiting, so why not? As always, there are gifts, this time mainly the subtle ones of sand patterns marking some more than usual ferocity of […]
I: Potato Point beach: morning and evening of the same day Two aging bodies need a level, lowish-tide walking surface. Around here at the moment heavy seas have created on many beaches an uncomfortable slant. My home beach is still relatively flat. So it’s there we go from the bush block on a Saturday. The […]
1: The headland after rain For once promised rain actually eventuates. Not a heap, but more than we’ve had for months. I don’t get up till and unheard of 11 am after an all-night read: is this still a peculiar kind of jet-lag? My determination to walk is undiminished, and I enjoy an unaccustomed world […]
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