Getting Gold Fever at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat.

“Eh, watch the canaries now!” The gravely voice of an eighteenth century miner came through the loudspeaker, guiding us through the inky blackness of the mine. “If the air’s befouled, they’ll drop dead and we’ll know it’s not safe!”  “Oops.” Dad whispered. “It’s my fault.” Unfortunately, in this country everyone can understand everything we say. […]

Adventuring With Whales: Welcome To The Great Ocean Road

I’m not entirely sure what it is. Maybe it’s the gentle beauty that emanates from them. Maybe it’s their sheer size. Maybe it’s the unbelievable grace that they possess despite the fact that they weigh upwards of forty tons. Whatever it is, humans have been fascinated by whales for centuries. They play a massive part […]