The Lure of the Mysterious Deep Blue

Why we’re drawn to the ocean

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“… these blokes dancing themselves across the bay with smiles on their faces and sun in their hair. I couldn’t have put words to it as a boy, but later I understood what seized my imagination that day. How strange it was to see men do something beautiful. Something pointless and elegant, as though nobody saw or cared.” Tim Winton

So I’m trying to crack the Torquay psyche because I grew up 973km’s away from this place. The surfer dudes are as alien to me as Russian oyster farmers.

Writer. Aussie. New Mum. Tired.

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