For the second year in a row we camped at Beechworth over the Easter long weekend. Freezing nights were offset by glorious autumnal foliage, surprising local fauna, the Easter festival … Continue reading
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On 1 February 1858 the Australasian balloon, piloted by Joseph Dean, made the first recorded crewed balloon flight in Australia. Large crowds witnessed the event from vantage points on Yarra … Continue reading
Watching the sky in the evening is like watching the sea — every sunset is extraordinary in its own way.
Cloud spotting I came across this curious bird one evening, or was it …
March and April are a balloon spotter’s paradise. At this time of the year I am often drawn outside at breakfast by the whoosh of the burner. Then it’s silent, and the … Continue reading