Month: July 2017


Broken Hill the S.E.S and me, a working and a (little) tourist trip to Broken Hill, the Silver City, far western N.S.W. A rather lengthy plane journey transpired to arrive at our final destination Broken Hill, far western N.S.W. We left from Ballina, traveled to Sydney, changed planes, traveled to Dubbo and then to The Silver City, and then to our accommodation. In fact we traveled the width of state. Our objective and duties were to train S.E.S. personnel in rescue techniques and bring our fellow members up to speed in S.E.S. protocols, equipment, safety requirements. Three hard days of tutoring and instruction were...

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BRUNZ SURF No. 19 IN AUSSIE LAND, BRUNSWICK HEADS. Over the years I have been snapping shots of surfers on the vast array of waves that reach Brunswick Heads Beach, including North Beach  Some big and some not so big. Reputedly and I say advisedly, Brunz Surf No. 19 in Australia the area around Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay surf zone can produce some classic waves at times. After low pressure cells and cyclonic weather events have stirred up the ocean, it’s then that ground swells begin to arrive and produce truly great shapes. It’s a waiting game however....

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BRUNSWICK HEADS PHOTOS, the Breakwalls. The breakwalls, also known as Training Walls, were constructed in the very early sixties. The vast number of vessels, regrettably, that have come to grief on the Brunswick Bar, and a history of the local village can be found in “Brunswick, Another River and it’s People”. Written by Jim Brokenshire copies can be obtained from Brunswick Heads Simple Pleasures is their name and it the local tourist one stop shop. Recently upgraded, the access along the breakwalls is excellent and on any day hundreds of people will enjoy a comfortable walk, bicycle, or wheelchair sojourn to...

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RUBBER DUCKY, aka I.R.B, john D. farley

The famous RUBBER DUCKY. In 1969 the fondly named “Rubber Ducky”, some call it the ‘Giddy Boat’ was developed and implemented into Australian Surf Life Saving by a stalwart member of Avalon Beach SLSC. Warren Mitchell, and ably assisted by Johnnie Fuller experimented and put into action a brain bubble born from the head of Warren “Fang” Mitchell OAM. Several prototypes were to be their go, the aim was to provide a reliable speedy platform for inshore rescue duties. People like myself would be their test pilots. The I.R.B., (Inflatable Rescue Boat) aka, Inshore Rescue Boat, will go on...

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