Category Archives: Encounters with place

The Nature Conservancy Essay Competition

http://www.natureaustralia.org.au/about/nature-writing-prize-2017/ The Nature Conservancy is offering its fourth biennial nature writing prize, closing 27th January. The Nature Conservancy generously publishes the winning entries on its website. I highly recommend checking them out.  

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Travel story – Isles of Scilly

Hey all, the October issue of TravelTalk is out, with my story on the Isles of Scilly. Worth reading the story just for the photos – yes, the place really is that beautiful. http://www.traveltalkmag.com.au/issues/october-2014

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Walking the Eco Talk

It’s the biggest dilemma in environmental tourism: how not to destroy what you’ve come to enjoy. People learn to appreciate and value the natural world when they experience it; but creating  infrastructure and hosting visitors potentially puts ecologies at risk. … Continue reading

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Pilgrim to Skellig Michael

To be honest, munching white pudding for breakfast in Moorings and contemplating my imminent visit to Skellig Michael, I wasn’t thinking about sixth century monks. I was thinking about my head for heights – or lack of it. Six hundred … Continue reading

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Traveller or tourist?

As a travel writer, I’m acutely aware of the different connotations of travel versus tourism. The word “tourist” conjures up visions of harried and camera-bedecked list-tickers, scrambling on and off buses, madly snapping self/friend/partner in front of The Famous Sight … Continue reading

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Short fiction published in Islet online magazine

Hey folks, I’ve had a short piece published in Islet – check it out here.  

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Loving it

I’ve been thinking a lot about something I said in my Cavewoman post, and that Say Gudday said in response – we “love” caves. Say Gudday talked of spending a lot of time in caves as a kid. As a … Continue reading

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