12th Day of Christmas

For those who’ve been reading this blog for the last few months, you will have been following a day by day account from a Mr Whelan’s journal as he sailed from England to Australia 140 years ago aboard the iron clipper ‘Hesperides’ . After 93 days at sea, on the 28th December 1878 he landed […]

The Moon & the Tides

Living by the sea I’ve become very aware of the ever changing tides… their times and their heights. Governed by the moon, there are two high tides and two low tides in each twenty-four hour period, with the lunar cycle taking twenty-nine and a half-days to complete. This means that each day the tide occurs 50 minutes […]

Sun Printing in the Great Sandy Desert

For about 4 years I worked in mineral exploration as a geological draughts-person. Working on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert I was contracting to a company in Perth, Western Australia, who saw the light in sending someone out into the field with the reconnaissance team, who could plot the grids and interpolate the […]

1000 Journals

Need some inspiration for what to do with your journal? Check out the 1000 journals site. In the year 2000, 1,000 journals were sent out into the public domain. Some were placed in a fixed location, and others roamed the world, but wherever they were, they were open to anyone to make an entry – […]