100 Days Later: The Whitsundays After Debbie

In late March 2017, Cyclone Debbie crashed into the Whitsunday Islands. The Category 4 system* had sustained winds reaching 191 km/h with gusts up to 263 km/h recorded on Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island of the group, resulting in extensive damage to infrastructure, forests and reefs. Months later, in far-flung Tasmania (our only knowledge of the…

Surfing a Kayak

On a beach on the New South Wales coast, a mid-twenties surfer stares out at the waves. It is a glorious day, the swell is perfect. The surfer flicks back his long hair… and then pulls up a skirt. And then zips up a life jacket. And then wedges himself inside a buoyant plastic boat,…