Stories: Nature

Mane man Tom’s talents in train

Stephen Scourfield

Tom Curtain was horse training around south west WA, a bit down on his luck and, for the first time in his life, with his saddle and kit bag by his side, he stuck out his thumb to hitch hike.

Where one size Fitz all

Stephen Scourfield

Esperance and the Fitzgerald coast feel like another world — an “island”, way out east, sort-of between us and the South Australian border, writes STEPHEN SCOURFIELD

Falling for Karijini

Mogens Johansen

“Hold on to your helmet with one hand and squeeze your nose with the other,” is the advice from my guide Sven Borg before I slide down a natural water slide and plunge 4m into a crystal clear freshwater pool below.

Cold Nips just love ocean dips

Alexandra Casey

It begins with freezing fingers gripping the car wheel, cold toes stuffed into ugg boots, tired eyes and the quiet morning darkness. It begins with the unknown.

Leisurely roll where camels trod

Stephen Scourfield

The Ghan train persists southwards through the motionless Red Centre of Australia and I lie in bed, snuggle into crisp, white cotton, and watch the day dawn.

The rhythm of the rails.

Sun smearing orange across the sky, then peeping over the horizon, squinting sharp, golden rays.

Town and country capers to bank on

Stephen Scourfield

Put simply, the South West Edge is a 1200km drive from Perth to Esperance. It is a suggestion creating the thought of heading south from the metro area, through the South West, with its coast and forests, and then east across the South Coast.

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