Tag: Indian Ocean

Lest We Forget – Demelza Carlton’s Cursed Coast #DCCC

Australia’s first naval battle in the Indian Ocean was the HMAS Sydney II and the SS Kormoran in World War II, right? The one where both vessels disappeared and weren’t found until recently? World War I didn’t affect the Indian

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Coastal Romance Blog Hop at Demelza Carlton’s Cursed Coast

Welcome to Western Australia, where countless ships have met their doom. Shipwrecks on the West Australian coast have been firing the imagination of writers since 1629, when the Batavia sank at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. Those islands account for more

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Does a Ship’s Cat Have Nine Lives? – Demelza Carlton’s Cursed Coast #DCCC

In all the tales of shipwrecks, tragedy and hardship, did you ever wonder what happened to the ship’s cat? It’s common knowledge that rats desert a sinking ship and so does any human on board who wants to live –

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Who Stole the Silver? – Demelza Carlton’s Cursed Coast #DCCC

Mysterious disappearances: the ship, the silver and the family jewels. Almost two hundred years later, only the family jewels have been recovered. So what did happen to the Cumberland? Did her crew really die of thirst on the open ocean?

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Demelza Carlton’s Cursed Coast – Episode 1 #DCCC

Can you name a shipwreck where the ship sank to the sea floor and was raised again in three days, while a man who couldn’t swim did first aid on himself in the open ocean? How about one where the

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The Tastiest Transgender Fish in the Sea

In each hand, she held a fish by the gills. One was a small shark, the other some sort of fish with a white chin and fangs. I swallowed a couple of times before I could speak. “Been fishing?” “My

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Water and Fire – For Adults Only

In October 2012, I wrote a short story called Water and Fire. Short and sweet, some of my fans and followers asked me about some of the gaps in the story – will I ever fill them, with the “adults-only”

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Cursed with Murder, Mutiny and Lust – Batavia Shipwreck

“The Abrolhos is cursed, with murder, mutiny and lust. On a stormy night almost 400 years ago, the Dutch ship Batavia was sailing from the Cape of Good Hope to Batavia in Indonesia. The lookout saw what he thought was

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Water and Fire Wildlife – Wombats to Shags

Some of the land wildlife that feature in Water and Fire deserve a feature, too. From the shag on a rock in the right position (on my lunch break, a short walk from my office, too!) to the presumed extinct

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Not Another Shark Attack

I won’t launch an attack on sharks. I like sharks – they’re big, mysterious fish; they haven’t changed much in millions of years; and they taste delicious when they’re dead, filleted and fried. Sharks seem to be the flavour of

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