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Bellingen Floods 23 February 2013

A massive low pressure system crossed the New South Wales mid-north coast on the night of Friday 22 February. Cyclonic winds tossed down trees and dumped 300 to 500 mm of rain around the Bellingen shire. The Bellinger River came roaring down overnight, peaking at 9 metres at Lavenders Bridge in the heart of Bellingen. On the Saturday morning I walked the township to capture these photos which, much to my amazement, included a ute floating down Waterfall Way with people in it, and the SES going to the rescue. MORE…

Bellinger River and Waterfall Way

Dramatic Helicopter Rescue - Frazer Blowhole NSW - 3 March 2015

Weak moaning distracted me while photographing the deep ocean gulch at Frazer Blowhole on the Central Coast of NSW. I peered over the edge of the cliff and saw what looked like the dead body of a man lying unmoving on a rough rocky ledge just above breaking wave level. Only he wasn’t dead, as the moans testified, but he sure didn’t look in good shape. He and two mates had just jumped off a notorious cliff and plummeted perhaps 40m into the water, and in the process this guy injured himself and nearly drowned. MORE…

Sydney Olympic Pool & Hall of Fame + NSW Masters State Swimming Championships -  20-21 March 2015

Site of the amazing Sydney 2000 Olympic Games swimming in which Thorpe, Hackett, Klim and the like blitzed the world. See the Hall of Fame and discover the physical evidence as to why Grant Da Costa cannot swim as fast as Grant Hackett. MORE…

Canberra and Surrounds - October 2015

We took time out from our swimming training schedule at the AIS to visit some of the natural and cultural attractions of Canberra and the surrounding area. Our expectations were exceeded by a large amount - what a great place! There is much to see and do. Presentation standards are very high, as is the quality of the food at the various venues and cafes. There is also much of interest to photograph.  MORE…

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