As a fledgling photographer many years ago I used to look at copies of National Geographic and daydream about one day being a one of their photographers. Many years later that still hasn’t happened, but I have managed Australian Geographic. I happy to announce the launch of Australia’s Best 100 Walks published by Australian Geographic for which I was a contributing photographer, writer and researcher. It is available fro good bookshops such as Boffins Books for a smidge under $40 AUD.
Join me for a quick shufti of the second edition of my best selling book “Perth’s Best Bush, Coast and City Walks”.
My publishers description of the book
“Perth and its environs boast a huge range of beautiful environments, making the region perfect for exploring on foot. This second edition of Perths Best Bush, Coast & City Walks introduces the best walks for visitors and residents alike, ranging from leisurely beach-side strolls to the more rugged tracks deep in the bush. Detailed descriptions and maps help the reader explore the regions parks, bushland, lakes, coasts and most interesting urban areas. As with previous titles in the series, the book is richly illustrated with over 150 full-colour photographs and dozens of detailed maps. A summary table of walks indicating distances, facilities and highlights is included to help the reader find exactly the right walk for the occasion. Walking chapters: Perth Metropolitan, Coastal Walks, Swan and Canning Rivers, Wetlands, Darling Ranges.”
Hot off of the press – no that’s not right. Hot off of the Mac is my new book Paul’s Guide To Perth – Western Australia. It is available exclusively through the Apple iTunes Book Store for the modest price of $5.99 AUD. It is 232 pages, lavishly illustrated with photos and maps, of things to do out and about in Perth. Click on the image and it will take you to the bookstore.
Perth has the dubious title of being the most isolated capital city in the world, closer to Singapore than to Sydney or Melbourne. When most Australians think of Western Australia they see the Australian equivalent of the American Wild West, a land given over to mining and large-scale agriculture. When they think of Perth they see a mining town inhabited by cashed up bogans and dodgy entrepreneurs. But it is not all flannel shirts, thongs and flakey business deals in Perth, if you take the time to have a closer look you will find excitement, exuberance, and entertainment. So what does Perth have to offer? Well in short everything. Perth boasts more sunny days than any other Australian capital city, and with an average daytime temperature range of 32℃ in summer to 14℃ in winter it is very conducive to a relaxed outdoor lifestyle. In fact the American Consul to Western Australia once said that “Perth has the kind of weather that California thinks it has!”.
Situated on the Swan River Basin, by the indian Ocean and at the foot of the Darling Escarpment Perth has some of the finest beaches in the world and some of the world’s most unique fauna and flora. Paul’s Guide helps the reader discover Perth with detailed descriptions, maps and photographs, information on Perth’s history and the environment.