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Between a rock and a rifle range

February 23, 2016

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‘The foreshore is bleak and desolate with a beauty not at once obvious…’ The Age, 1990 I am sitting on a rock 300 metres from shore. The tide is out. The rock protrudes from the water. Behind me is Port Phillip Bay and beyond that, well beyond, is Bass Strait and then Tasmania. Ahead of […]

On the Rock (preview)

February 12, 2016

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The Big Issue has just published On the Rock, a story about snorkelling, a summer sanctuary, and a former rifle range. The wetsuit is armour of a sort. The earplugs too. They keep the water out, but also the murmur of nearby traffic: not just cars and trucks and trains, but the traffic of life […]

The novice

January 26, 2015

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Cricket and snorkelling leave you with plenty of time to ponder the big questions. Can I actually bowl? Can I bat? Am I breathing?

Snorkelling for stingrays

January 31, 2011

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Snorkelling for stingrays is a matter of being careful what you pray for. You know what you’re looking for but you’re not sure you want to find it. Here’s a story The Big Issue ran a few summers ago. Looking for Big Ray