Dusk at the obelisk

Trembling Red-Knees at Robe

March 13, 2014 | Leave a comment

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH   Just back from a week down south on the coast at lovely Robe. I managed to get some time chasing birds, mostly wading birds, around the Outlet Lakes on the edge of town. It’s a great spot to watch birds and there is a huge variety there, especially […]

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Blck-winged Stilt

The bird whose beak leans to the right!

February 13, 2014 | 2 comments

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH   I only had a couple of very short windows of opportunity to find the Wrybill, one in the morning and one the following afternoon. The bird is only found in New Zealand where it favours pebbled riverbeds which split into multiple channels, so-called braided rivers. It can also […]

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January’s art

January 3, 2014 | 4 comments

 TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH Surprisingly mid-summer is a time of flourish in Australian forests and woodlands. Many of the gum trees are flowering, providing nectar and food for a myriad of parrots. The little Musk Lorikeets in our street dart about the place in family groups like MIG fighter jets, tearing up the […]

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Hold a dragonfly in your hands

November 22, 2013 | 2 comments

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH Hold a dragonfly in your hands. Its wings feel like paper. When they fly you can hear the flicking of the corner of a ream of crisp, virgin paper. I can hear a wad flying above me now, over my bird hide. An upturned woolpak supported by wooden stakes, […]

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I didn't ever want to leave

Vacancy at the Unconditional Love Hotel

November 2, 2013 | 2 comments

  The road is apalling, trucks, cars, buses and motorcycles all vie for the little scraps of road that are not otherwise ruts, dips, humps or potholes, whichever side of the road they are on. We pull off for some welcome respite at the “Uncondition(al) Love Hotel”, I don’t ever want to leave, it was […]

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"The lodgers", my first foray at Harvey's Return

Harvey’s Return

September 20, 2013 | Leave a comment

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH Harvey’s Return is a tiny tiny beach lodged between steep cliffs on the north west coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The name of the miniscule landing spot is thought to have been bestowed in 1894 when a sealer named Harvey beached his dinghy there after being unable to […]

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Chasing the moon, Barossa Valley

Patience and the Moon

August 25, 2013 | Leave a comment

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH A friend asked me the other day about my photography, whether I just took photos of anything that came along, or whether I planned photos ahead. The answer is that they are generally planned well ahead, sometimes years, may years. I have ideas in my head for pictures, usually […]

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Winter, Dead Mans Pass, Galwer


July 24, 2013 | 1 comment

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH   After three months on the road you might think I would want to go home, but I was happy to keep going, enjoying the European countryside and riding the motorcycle. However, work beckoned. Still it is good to get home to see family, and to reconnect with my […]

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Bike tester, Machismo Testosteroni (front) and friends!

Guest blogger, Machismo Testosteroni

July 12, 2013 | Leave a comment

While taking a break for a few days I lent the bike to my good Italian friend Machismo Testosteroni and asked him for an independent appraisal of our mount for this European trip. He has finally sent in his report…but be warned, he is not one for political correctness!     This post ees a […]

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Green, green, green

The Bloggers Notebook, SCT & ENG

June 25, 2013 | 2 comments

scotland views nice when blue highland lochs, deer, bluebells more often thick grey stew heather, stags, fog, flyfishing climbing up above the dells loch ness monster castles, myths and legends lakeside pub for a quiet few malthouse, grist and mash peat,  wooden barrels Miltonduff, Glen Flagler, Laphroaig , Teaninich funny whiskey names those england’s best […]

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