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Best time of year to visit the Great Barrier Reef?

Posted by barbara on June 26, 2016

Changes to Far North Queensland's customary weather patterns, including delays to the Wet Season, have implications for tourists and the popularity of the Autumn to Winter shoulder season.
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Green and gold at home on the harbour

Posted by barbara on June 8, 2011

The best way to describe the Sydney ferry fleet mid 2011 is a visual hodge podge (akka a mismatch and mix and match) of different types of vessels and 'liveries'.
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Stormwater runoff dogs the harbour

Posted by barbara on December 24, 2011

Regardless of pollution traps designed to capture street litter, all it takes is a decent downpour to pollute the harbour.
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Smog versus smoke

Posted by barbara on May 22, 2011

The late autumn 'burn off' creates a landscape of its own, as in a sludgy grey 10% 'doona style' smog that blankets The Heads, the shipping gateway to the port of Sydney.
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Pod of dolphins surf off Bronte

Posted by barbara on July 2, 2011

It's mid winter. And less than two weeks after the shortest day of the year, a pod of dolphins join wet-suited surfers and catch some waves, drawing all eyes as they head out the back for more.
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Whale watching writ large

Posted by barbara on July 22, 2011

With whale watching the flavour of the season along Australia's eastern seaboard, how many people enjoying the Bondi to Coogee clifftop walk notice the age old whale graphics carved into sandstone.
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Sydney Cove's Park Hyatt a work in progress

Posted by barbara on August 14, 2011

Hang on! What's happening at the Park Hyatt more than one regular walker across the Sydney Harbour Bridge must have been asking themselves for the past three or four months?
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Sydney ferries under the spotlight?

Posted by barbara on September 13, 2011

As the NSW Government hands over Sydney's ferries to the private sector, how will this impact the iconic green and gold' fleet uniform'?
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Southerly Buster hits RSYS's Parade of Sail

Posted by barbara on September 18, 2011

Yachts taking part in the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's 150th Opening Day Parade of Sail motored into a classic 'Southerly Buster'.
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Smoky sunrise as central NSW burns

Posted by barbara on September 20, 2011

Fuel management burns and outbreaks of arson across NSW are contributing to unusual sunrises and sunsets in September. The rising sun is redder and more 'watchable' than normal.
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