Best Local Bird Encounters of 2022

"You missed my Christmas music concert," I called jokingly when the door lock clattered in the other room. I'd taken advantage of my Laddie's absence at a softball game to bang out some carols on the keyboard, sans headphones. Although I still found it hard to muster much holiday spirit in summertime, this year I... Continue Reading →

The Great Ocean Road Trip, Part 2

After a few days exploring the lush Otway rainforest in Lorne, my Laddie and I set out along the most dramatic segment of the Great Ocean Road. We'd originally planned to drive it across two days, taking time to hike lengthy sections of the coastal trail, but since the weather forecast indicated this would be... Continue Reading →

The Great Ocean Road Trip, Part 1

This Veteran’s Day, join me for a trip along the world’s largest war memorial: Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Returned soldiers built this iconic highway in the 1920s, carving the ancient cliffs mostly by hand, and dedicated it to the fallen of World War I. My Laddie and I drove it earlier this year. Rather than... Continue Reading →

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