The World is a Beautiful Place

Explore it with US

Ted and Judy Dahms


We are biologists, inquisitive about the world around us.

This blog site originated through our wish to share our love and knowledge of the Australian environment, both natural and man-made, with as wide an audience as possible.

The aim is to stimulate readers’ curiosity and observation skills to enhance their travel experiences.

We are also amateur photographers and carry cameras everywhere we go.

The blogs are liberally illustrated with our photographs, samples of which are included below in the Gallery.

The “Welcome” page has a more detailed outline of the subjects covered by our blogs (link below).


Safety out and About

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When undertaking any travel

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Our blogs ocassionally contain GPS co-ordinates and/or mileages. These are to be taken as indicative only and meant as a general guide. Therefore allow for some plus or minus adjustments (GPS coordinates, in many cases, can be verified using Google Earth). In addition, changes to roads and their condition may occur after our blog was written.

Off Road Safety

If you are going off-road or into any remote area always check for road or track conditions and inform someone of your trip plans including return dates. If traversing remote and rugged areas it is useful to have another vehicle to assist in recovery operations or serious breakdowns. A registered Epirb (personal distress beacon) is advisable for remote area travel.

In national parks, keep to the walking trails unless you are experienced at map reading and navigation. Always ensure you have the necessary permits for the area you will be traversing and be aware of any warnings issued by relevant authorities such as National Parks.



Remember just because you are in a 4 wheel drive you are not necessarily bulletproof. Before going off-road make sure your vehicle is suitable for the conditions you will encounter, mechanically sound and appropriately equipped. Learn the limitations of your vehicle and improve your off-road driving skills by undertaking an off-road driving course.

You are responsible for all of these and for the safety of any people accompanying you.  Last but not least you are responsible for the application of common sense.