Perth from above

To continue the theme of photos, I have created a short video on my home city of Perth, and considered as the most remote city in the world.

A little history of Perth, founded in 1829 as a penal colony, by Captain James Stirling. (My primary school teacher would be proud I remembered) Many of the colonists settled in Fremantle and along the Swan River, which you’ll see in the video and divides the southern and northern part of Perth. I often joke you need a passport to cross over the Narrows Bridge that connects the city. I have written about Perth in a previous post, click here to read.

I took these photos while in a small air-plane. It was quite the experience, very different to going on the larger airlines. The noise is deafening. I never realised how loud it was with the engines right next to you! It was great fun and highly recommend if you haven’t flown in small plane. The digital camera I used was a Fuji, nothing like the one I used for the Kalbarri photos, but they turned out okay. FYI, I took these photos about 10 years ago and Perth CBD and outlying areas has grown since.

You will also the see a few photos of blue water, which is the Indian Ocean and in one photo you may spot Rottnest Island where you will find the quokka.

I hope you enjoy the video.

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Some of my favourite photos

I love taking photos, I just don’t make time to go out with my camera. What I enjoy most is taking photos of landscapes; there are so many fascinating features to flowers, trees, the ocean, the forest, the geography of the land. I particular like to take photos of waves crashing against the cliffs or unique formations of the earth. When I was in Europe, I took lots of photos of the ancient ruins, and as most of you who have been following my blog, would know that ancient history is a passion of mine.

I am going to share with you some of my photos from my trip and from around my home in Western Australia over the next series of articles.

Sit back and enjoy.

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5 Tips for the intrepid time traveller

I was thinking about what to write about for this week’s blog post, and decided that tips to survive the ancient world would be helpful. You just never what will happen and you could find yourself in a place or time without a few essentials. With that in mind, I’ve put a list together.

7 Quotes from Plato That Will Inspire

Plato features in my second book The Labyrinthine Journey, and it was his dialogues Critias and Timaeus, that inspired the premise of my story and the enduring legend of Atlantis.

Plato from the School of Athens by Raphael, 1509 Wikipedia

Book Review

I have just finished reading The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios. It took me four months to finish it, not because it wasn’t interesting, more due to decluttering the house, getting it painted and ready for sale, selling and then moving. In between all that, going to work, keeping up with family commitments, trying to keep up with my writing (failed so far this year), and having a life. It has been a big year so far.


Perth, Evan’s home

I haven’t as yet written about my main character, Evan (Evandros, as he is known in back in Ancient Greece) Chronis’ home, where he is from in the twenty-first century. Oddly enough, it is where I currently live ;D I grew up in a country town, but have made Perth my home now for about 25 years. It’s also where I teach.

FYI, I taught in Manjimup for a few years

Change is good… though stressful

Well, we’ve just moved house. I can tell you from experience, Winter is not the best time to move. It rained while we were packing our cars and when the removalists came. Thankfully, the rain stopped for a while, and held off when we arrived at our new house. It is only a temporary stay as we are renting until we find a house we really love and want to buy.


The joys of reading

I grew up in a small country town and we didn’t have a lot of money, so I used to borrow books from our very tiny public library. I started my reading journey with Enid Blyton books, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven, then I moved onto Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. Rather predictable for a kid who enjoyed reading mysteries and used to think I could solve crimes too. Then I was given for a birthday the first book in the Trixie Belden series, again a teen sleuth who couldn’t keep out of trouble or sticking her nose in events that had nothing to do with her. I had fun reading them. Bought the next in the series when I had the money or given as a Christmas gift.

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