Quamby Bluff during Bushfires

As we had made it to the top of Quamby Bluff in Tasmania, major bushfires broke out in the Molecreek area. The fires and smoke caused a near solar eclipse.

Desert adventure

Southwest Africa

Namibia is a rugged and ancient place, where only creatures like the meerkat seem completely happy. Join me for a visit to a castle in the desert, built by a German officer and deserted by his wife after he died in the first World War, leaving most of its contents. And some other interesting places, including a deserted diamond mine.

The namib desert and the fish river canyon

The Fish River Canyon is one of the greatest rough scenes on earth. The Visrivier is the longest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is today dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river does not flow constantly, usually flooding in late summer; the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon you find the hot springs resort of Ai Aisis.

Van Diemenlands

Penal Colony

Will it be for three years, seven years, or for the term of your natural life? If you are convinced your job is akin to forced labour, come and take a look at Port Arthur.