Garden City is a large, bland shopping centre. Inside, you could be anywhere. But an easy short walk away – “next door” – is a botanical wonderland that could be nowhere other than Australia’s southwest.Leave a Comment
Month: August 2016
Above the tropical world’s most substantial wilderness coast – in northwestern Australia – are some of our planet’s more spectacular skies.One Comment
The teachers do their rounds
And they are mostly kind, you know.
But the language ain’t the same.
They cut my hair and changed my name.Leave a Comment
Contrary to what your eyes suggest, the prevailing climate at this particular southeast Alaskan location is “cool wet, coastal temperate rainforest.”One Comment
This second chapter is a walk on the island’s natural, wild side…although its final destination is the Rottnest Hotel, as MV Dilligaf departs.Leave a Comment
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.One Comment
To most West Australians it is “Rotto” – their very own, magical, holiday island, “overseas”, at home…within eyesight of Perth.
To indigenous West Australians it is Wadjemup – a place of exile, imprisonment, premature death. The island’s 19th & early 20th century history is more monumentally unjust & tragic than Alcatraz’s.4 Comments