There Was a Time When Summer Was Different

‘Tis the season to be reflective. Dips O’Donnell remembers those lazy, hazy, crazy days of 70’s summers in Greensborough and surrounds. And Leanne Yumana. (No mention of soda, pretzels, beer or climate change)

Pool Sunset

Words and picture by Martin Reeves “As he emerged from the water, the swimmer’s lane-rage of moments ago dissipated as he glimpsed the setting sun over Fitzroy”.

The Bomb

Broken Creek in Numurkah, Northern Victoria, was where I learned to swim.  Graduating from the fenced-in concrete-bottomed beginners pool, Dad took me into the deep where the bottom was unfathomable, for a five year old, and promised to look after me, but kept moving further away, forcing me to continue my stroke to just stay [Read more]