"In one of the most exciting nights of my life, I was able to witness and capture the Aurora. We set up in anticipation of seeing the forecast Aurora. As the night went on we had clouds and showers but eventually, the sky cleared up and I was able to capture this with the Hazard Mountains in the foreground."
The pretty coastal town of Coles Bay is framed by the rugged pink-hued granite peaks of the Hazards mountains and the sheltered waters of Great Oyster Bay. This is an excellent base from which to explore Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay, or to take a few days to relax in a beach house or apartment and experience a true beach holiday. Take a swim in the clear ocean, go fishing or enjoy a long walk at one of the local beaches, including Richardson’s, Muirs and the incredible Friendly Beaches.
Freycinet National Park is a short drive from Coles Bay and can be explored in anything for a couple of hours to several days. Call in to the National Park Visitor Centre when you arrive to collect a map of the National Park and plan your visit. A must-do is the short walk to Wineglass Bay lookout, which offers gorgeous views of this world-famous bay, or, you can go a little further to walk on the sugar-white sand and take a dip in the sea. You can also choose from a range of longer walks in the national park—from half-day to multi-day bushwalks. #Tasmania
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11 year-old Sammy Seal is a very happy boy right now. Tomorrow I will fly! I will enter the annals of cultural iconography and breach that famous threshold. Yes, ladies, gentlemen and undecideds, I am entering Moomba's esteemed Birdman Rally! And I WILL NOT be vanquished!
My dedicated team of aeronautical engineers (Shae and the mums at Beaumaris North Primary) have spent months constructing my flight suit (a parachute made out of bras) and the winner will be determined by funds raised. It's us versus 14 other charities (we're currently in second), and the winner will get tonnes of exposure, a cash donation of 2K (which we will share amongst the other charities if we win) and an overseas trip (which I would like to go to Shae's school who have banded together to put us in contention, so that they can raffle it off for the benefit of the school community that has worked so hard for us). That's the dream. You in? Carn.
P.S. I have planned an exceptional manoeuvre (not pictured). If it doesn't make the 6pm news bulletin, I swear I'll eat a small portion of my hat. Scout's honour. Just not my scout hat. I already ate that one.
One day, you will meet someone who challenges you. You will meet someone who flips life as you know it right on its head.
And you'll never have been happier.
You'll meet someone who you feel instantly comfortable around, and you can tell anything to.
But you won't know what this feels like unless you date the wrong people, too.
Go on dates. Hone your skills at being a gentleman and open doors. Pay for dinner and take your partners for moonlit walks.
Take notice of that intuition. The one that tells you you're afraid of telling them personal things.
Notice when you're insecure about how your date's face looked when you cracked your favourite joke. Remember that feeling- its important. It may end up being how you feel for the rest of your life.
When you find the right person, I hope there's no insecurities or confusion. Because if it's already hard work in the first month or two, odds are it'll always be harder work than it should be.
I don't want you to marry someone you really want to live with.
I want you to marry the person you can't live without.
If you don't recognise them instantly when you meet for the first time, your souls may not have met before in another life. It doesn't mean your life story won't work out- it just may not have been the planned path for this lifetime. But I trust you, and you should trust you too.
So follow your intuition.
Make your own mistakes.
Trust yourself always.
Marry the one you can't live without.
And love your mother like she's the only woman in your life (until she isn't).
I know you're only little. But when I look at that perfect face and think about your pure, loving heart that lives firmly on your sleeve.. I know you'll give it away in a heartbeat to the right person.
Preheat oven to 160C/320f. Cut the lid fro the cob and hollow out it’s centre, saving all.
Mix the remaining ingredients together an spoon into the cob. Replace lid and cover with foil, place remaining bread chunks onto the tray to be tasted. Arrange around cob loaf and serve hot.
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COB RECIPE NUMBER 3:
PULL US APART - RECIPE FROM 4PLAY A non 4 Ingredients cookbook written by Kim McCosker
* 1 round cob loaf * 1⁄2 cup soft butter * 1 clove garlic, crushed (add more if you like your garlic) * 2 spring onions/shallots, trimmed and thinly sliced * 3 cups (200g) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded * 16 slices spicy pepperoni * Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
No woman should ever lose a life at the hands of someone who is supposed to love her. Violence against women CAN be prevented and we must work together to do so. Here's how: https://www.ourwatch.org.au/Understanding-Violence/Facts-and-figures
*** COMPUTER MODELS COMING INTO GOOD AGREEMENT ON A COASTAL CROSSING BETWEEN CARDWELL AND AYR ***
*** LATEST MODELLING SUGGESTS A POWERFUL CATEGORY 3 OR 4 CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE AT LANDFALL ***
This evening the computer guidance has come into good agreement on 1. A coastal crossing between Cardwell and Ayr and 2. A Powerful category 3 or 4 cyclone at landfall between Sunday and Tuesday next week, although most suggest between Monday and Tuesday (27th/28th March)
Computer modelling has trended south than what was being suggested last night and now suggests a powerful cyclone coming ashore in the vicinity of Townsville.
It is still too early to tell exactly where the cyclone may come ashore and once again computer modelling will almost certainly continue to change over the coming days. Therefore, it is very important to stay tuned to further updates on this system over the coming days here on Townsville Storms and any Cyclone watches and warnings the Bureau of Meteorology may issue for this system.
Below is the latest satellite imagery of the developing Monsoonal LOW with the latest computer solutions as follows:
1. Satellite image of developing LOW
2. EURO: shows a category 3 or 4 TC coming ashore in the vicinity of Townsville.
5. ESRL FIM 8
• It's important to note the Canadian CMC solution actually doesn't landfall the system at all. It suggests a more easterly solution, where the system remains out to sea and tracks in a south easterly direction away from QLD coastline. This solution is an outlier at present but needs to be factored in to show that there is still some variation in the forecast track Of this system.
Remember folks this is just an update purely for interest on what MAY occur according to what the science is suggesting at present. it is NOT a forecast and NOT in anyway set in stone as to what will occur. It is merely intended to keep everyone up to date with the developing LOW in the coral sea.
At the start of this year I took on a huge challenge. I agreed to host a Sydney Breakfast radio show. One that had my full name on it, one that I would have to give up a lot of other things I enjoy doing, to fully commit myself to. Because I don't do things half arsed, I use my full arse, both cheeks, furiously working, at all times.
2Day Fm said that I could do whatever kind of show I wanted to do, and to their credit they've absolutely held up their end of the bargain. They let me pick my co-host (the delicious Harley Breen) and my production and online team. I want to start off by saying that I'm having the best time. I genuinely enjoy getting up at 4am because I know what I'm walking into. Our podcast in regularly in the top 10, our videos have had millions of views and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
However not a lot of that counts for much when it comes to how we're judged. Truth be told, in breakfast radio, we live and die by the most antiquated measurement system. We rely on people ticking a box in a booklet - that's how it has always been. The ratings overlords stipulate that I can't go into anymore detail than that, but you get the picture.
The reason I tell you all of this is that tomorrow, 2017's first of eight radio ratings surveys come out. It's no secret that since Kyle and Jackie O left 2Day Fm the station has struggled, badly. We are the fourth show in 4 years, we are currently 6.7 points away from the number 1 FM show. Which is huge in our world. We inherited the show at a 3.8% audience share, they're at 10.5.
Tomorrow I'll be happy if we just hold steady. We may even drop (which usually happens when there's a changing of shows) but either way I'm proud of what we're doing. Look, if we go down expect to see a lot of dooms day shit in the Sydney press. It'll mostly be aimed at me and my boss Gemma because: Strong, determined women doing something different.
The thing is, I know that we're onto a winner. I can feel it in my bones. It just may take some for Sydney to realise that.
To my team: Harley Breen, Ben Wasley, Sarah Grynsberg, Christian Hull, Kim Czosnek, Max Corstorphan, Amy Goggins, Mitch Hopkinson, Jamie Barlett, Brodie Pummeroy, Jase Allen, Bron Hay and Gemma Fordham - Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.
What you've all been waiting for... Check out our timelapse video for the unveiling of P&O's first ever waterslides on Pacific Dawn, which are currently in their final stages of preparation. Can you guess how many metres they are? *Hint: The answer can be found in the video!
THE POPE has 'punished' a paedophile priest with five years' counselling and a life of prayer. Father Inzoli was going to be defrocked but the Pope stepped in and softened the blow for him. Do you think the Catholic Church is taking child sex abuse seriously? http://kelsolawyers.com/au/news-item/pope-lets-catholic-priest-paedophile-back-into-church/
COMMENT: How – if you were a young person today – would you see your seniors as anything but a grabby crowd of legislative brawlers who got their degrees for free and their homes for a song, and are conspiring together to have you foot the bill for their retirement as they drink the last of the Grange in the polluted ruins of the planet that is now exclusively yours to fix? writes Annabel Crabb.
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