• My TFI Friday Playlist

    Every gentleman has the right music for the right occasion. When Friday afternoon arrives, crack open a bottle of wine, start the playlist, set it to shuffle,  turn the volume up, and get up and jig! The Weekend - Michael Gray I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas Last Friday Night - Katy … read more

  • WTF Happened to the Royal Navy?

    The continuing decline of the Royal Navy is a travesty. Today, it'a a shadow of its former self. When I joined the RN in 1991, the numbers, both in ships and manpower, were on the decline. This was expected. The cold war had just ended, Saddam Hussein was under containment after his adventure into … read more

  • Above the Gold Coast

    Here's a couple of shots taken from the Skydeck observation deck at the top of Q1 on the Gold Coast. You need a lot of patience when taking shots from the Q1. The place was packed with selfie-stick wielding tourists, and of course, most of them had their flash turned on, which reflects off the glass … read more

  • Twelve Apostles at Dawn

    This month we took a short trip to Melbourne and drove down the Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles. A few people remarked that only the English would holiday to Victoria in the middle of winter. While half of Melbourne flocked to Queensland to chase the sun, we headed the in the opposite … read more

  • First Basin Cataract Gorge

    Following on from yesterday's photo of Cataract Gorge, this is a shot from the First Basin of Cataract Gorge looking towards the suspension bridge. Now this was tranquil! What you can't see is that above where I was standing is a chair lift that you can take across the gorge. Unfortunately it stops … read more

  • Reflections at Cataract Gorge

    I was only in Launceston, Tasmania for one night, and didn't think I would get time to visit Cataract Gorge, which would have been a shame as the place is amazing! I forgot about daylight savings (which we don't have in Queensland). That combined with the latitude of Tasmania meant it wasn't getting … read more

  • The Bay of Fires

    I took some time out after the New Year to go on a solo photography tour of the east coast of Tasmania. In a busy 4 days, I started in Launceston before driving over to the Bay of Fires, then down to Freycinet National Park, visiting various stops on the way, and finally on to Hobart. The weather … read more