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Happy New Year   Leave a comment

Thank you for reading my blog this year.  It’s been one hell of a year.  We started it in Queensland Australia, seeing in the new year on Mount Paluma and we are ending it in our new home back in the UK in Cornwall.  In between we have lived in the amazing city of Melbourne for 9 months, traveled the Great Ocean Road in southern Oz, visited Thailand where we stayed on the island of Kho Toa (and scuba dived!) and spend a great time with friends in Bangkok.  Back in the UK a few days where we spend time catching up with friends and family in London and Nottingham before the move to Cornwall.  We both have jobs…..damn reality hurts!

More travels and diving are planned so keep reading.

Stef

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The Great Ocean Road – Day 2   Leave a comment

Day 2 of our Great Ocean Road adventure started again bright and early from our overnightbed and breakfast stop at Butterfly Farm in Nirranda.  Mistakenly we decided to travel further along the road to Port Fairy which for the extra distance wasn’t worth the effort or the petrol.  Our trip back towards Melbourne gave us the first chance to see a kangaroo……11 months in Australia and our first!  The improved weather made it safe enough to visit some of the more exposed cliff areas and see the rock formations called the Blow Hole and London Arch which was formerly known at London Bridge before corrosion and the elements led it to collapse into the sea.  We managed to spot Kuala’s in the trees (not easy to do initially) and enjoy the Englishesque countryside.

A great great couple of days.

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Teaser shot of the our Great Ocean Road Adventure   1 comment

Last week Kerry and I had a great trip on the Great Ocean Road south of Melbourne.  Here is a teaser shot.

 

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Stefan Palmer

The Great Ocean Road Trip….Booked!   1 comment

Excited…..Great Ocean Road Trip booked.  The plan is to  hire a car from Geelong travel the coastal road to Portland with a overnight stop off in Nirranda then back to Geelong the next day across country.  Can’t wait.  The camera will be busy those few days.

The route in blue

Melbourne at night   1 comment

Melbourne looks stunning at night time. Everywhere you look is another great photo waiting to be taken.  My night time shoot coincided with a visit to Melbourne by Alana, our house mate in Townsville, Queensland, while we were doing our Divemaster training.  She was in town to see our very own legendary David Attenborough give a talk and the fabulous Regal Theatre.  It was great to catch up and show Alana some of Altona while she was staying with us.

Back to the shoot.  With a few shots taken with Alana with us, Kerry and I disappeared into the City, while Alana was at the show.  Now  I wish I had done this shoot in the summer when it was warmer.  Kerry and I were freezing.  It was also blowing a gale unfortunately making some of my images unusable (not noticed until I got home) until I tweaked my camera settings.

We managed to spot a possum while down near the river.  Being a Brit I just thought it was a cat at first until Alana put us right.

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer

Posted 22/08/2012 by Stefan Palmer in Australia

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A little night time teaser image   Leave a comment

Posted 16/08/2012 by Stefan Palmer in Australia

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Off we go!   1 comment

Many of you who have been reading this blog for sometime will know we have considered staying in Australian for an extended length of time 4 or 5 years.  We have had the opportunity to do so, but ultimately we are homesick.  We miss our friends, family and the oldness of the UK.  So today we booked our tickets home to the UK.  We are doing the journey home in two legs.  The first is on the 4th September from Melbourne to Bangkok (with a brief stop back in Kuala Lumpar).  We are spending 4 weeks in Thailand sightseeing, taking more photographs, seeing friends and DIVING!   The second leg is Bangkok to London.  We will arrive in the UK on 4th October, in time for the run up to Christmas…….It will be good to see the old place, friends and family.

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer

Posted 08/08/2012 by Stefan Palmer in Australia, UK

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