Bushranger’s Bay & Cape Schanck

My most favourite sound in the whole world is the wind in high treetops. I love the rush of leaves so far above my head, so much taller than I am. It expands the senses, stretches me upward. I feel like I exist far beyond the boundaries of my skin. The sound is the first thing I…

Mt Donna Buang

There are a couple of things you should know upfront if you’re going to tackle a mountain like Donna Buang. It’s going to be steep, muddy and slippery. You will fall over. If you’re anything like me, you’ll do it many times and maybe even chuck a small tanty about it. If you don’t own a…

Indented Head – Bellarine Peninsula

What was Matthew Flinders thinking? He stands on top of a mountain overlooking the bay and peers through his spy glass toward the Bellarine Peninsula. “Why, it looks like a human head!” he shouts to his companions. “Only, it’s sort of flat there as though it has been impacted by a cannon ball or thumping fist….

Sugarloaf Reservoir (Saddle Dam)

“I want to read a book by a lake,” he says to me as I ply him for inspiration about what to do today. So I open up Google Maps and scan for somewhere large and blue. The reservoir is an hour north east of Melbourne and by the Christmas Hills.  I’m dubious about how…