The line "our home is girt by sea" is from the Australian National Anthem - and is the cause of much confusion, amusement and typically appalling Dad jokes.
Given that this weekend was a three dayer courtesy of Australia Day, I thought I post some picture takes while I was girt by sea.
I've started to develop a real love for snorkelling in the often crystal clear waters of Australia.
The first of these two images come from Tasmania, where I was able to drift over golden granite boulders dappled with sunlight and grazed by fish.
The second is from Point Lonsdale on the mainland. Here a set of reefs cuts off the bay on which Melbourne stands - Port Phillip Bay - from the sea beyond. At low tide these area is a series of interconnected rockpools and shallow water. Its perfect for exploration and drifting.
With very little investment you can enter a wilderness within ear shot of good coffee and all the delights civilisation has to offer.
You can see more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.
Enjoy the pictures.