Gaze Upwards: Getting Lost Among the Stars in Australia's South-West

Gaze Upwards: Getting Lost Among the Stars in Australia's South-West

From my office in Beijing, I called Astrophil, an octogenerian stargazer to talk astronomy for the latest issue of Your Margaret River Region Magazine. It was wonderful if not slightly surreal to talk to him about the clear night sky and star clusters, while I was sitting through a rather smoggy day. I rarely see stars here in the city, but thanks to Phil, I’m now on the lookout.

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'Tours for people who don't want to do tours': an interview with Margaret River tour guide Sean Blocksidge

'Tours for people who don't want to do tours': an interview with Margaret River tour guide Sean Blocksidge

I had a lot of fun recently chatting with Margaret River tour guide Sean Blocksidge, who I interviewed for the inaugural issue of Your Margaret River Magazine. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year, he’s been rated the #1 Thing To Do in Australia on Trip Advisor, and he once took Jeremy Clarkson on an adventure tour and lived to tell the tale, yet the journey hasn’t always been a smooth one.

Being a tour guide myself it was fascinating to get his perspective on the scene, and the story of his business, as well as  some insider tips for that even a locals will appreciate. 

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