Enterprizing replica-ship at Warrnambool

Watching the replica tall-ship Enterprize tack its way today out of Warrnambool’s Lady Bay  is a stark reminder of  the dangerous conditions  Europeans experienced voyaging aboard small-ton vessels bound for Victoria’s coast. There seemed a fair swell up though the Enterprize left Lady Bay in what is relatively calm conditions for this stretch of the coast, … More Enterprizing replica-ship at Warrnambool

The changing face of Killarney coast in Victoria’s south-west

by Jenny Williams Fawcett.    29th August 2014. With the onset of the annual spring tides Killarney’s coast has taken its usual battering, but again this year there is evidence of irregular tidal wave surges along this part of the coast that sweep up and over the summit of dunes in ways not usually seen. These waves gather … More The changing face of Killarney coast in Victoria’s south-west

Blooming Beauties in Wintry Warrnambool

Despite mid-winter hail and gale-force winds there is a stunning splash of colour brightening up a roundabout at the intersection of Timor and Fairy streets in Warrnambool’s city centre. Clever planning by our City Council has the roundabout awash with a variety of blooming ornamental chinese cabbage plants that lends brilliant colour to an otherwise … More Blooming Beauties in Wintry Warrnambool

Messages from the Sea – WW1 bottle-post notes

Hastily-written notes by Australian soldiers, departing for the first World War began washing up on Australia’s coast soon after the first troopships departed. The soldier’s messages to family and friends were cast overboard in sealed bottles, tossed to the ocean in the hope the communications would make it to shore. “The practice of placing messages … More Messages from the Sea – WW1 bottle-post notes

Whale Boat Racing – the Aussie Style

Vikings dressed as cows contested a crew of Pirates as most colourful entrants in a day of fun and sun at Warrnambool’s annual Australian Whaleboat Racing Championships. A stiff south-easterly and choppy waters didn’t deter competitors from taking to their oars in the concluding event of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village Summer Race Series. Over … More Whale Boat Racing – the Aussie Style