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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Beaches come in all shapes and sizes, from the very tiny (Poipu Beach, which we featured on Monday) to the vast and beautiful Piha Beach in New Zealand (tomorrow's selection).

Australia is no slouch when it comes to sand and surf. And in the Daintree Rainforest, in what is often referred to as the "Effen Q" (FNQ, Far North Queensland), there are several beautiful and quite empty shorelines for the adventurous visitors. Myall Beach, located in the national park menacingly entitled Cape Tribulation, is a remote and yet accessible stretch of sand. Swimming is discouraged.

Then again, they may be a bit busier when the weather is more compliant. The advance system from an incoming typhoon (still many hundreds of miles from shore) lends an ominous touch to the surf and clouds. The rugged rocks add to the ambience as the rainforest threatens to spill into the ocean.

It's an intimidating place; empty and spectacular.

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