Great Ocean Quarterly

I couldn’t resist picking up the launch issue of Great Ocean Quarterly a short time before leaving Australia… just one of those little magic happenings when you duck in to the local newsagent to buy another permanent marker and swing your eyes across the magazine rack only to land on something new…

So decision made just by the title and the ½ second flick I did as I grabbed it up… I dropped my money on the counter and ran out the door to further chores.

And I’ve been enjoying it ever since. That first issue is sitting on my bedside table here in Yangon and I flick through it most days; dipping in and out as the pages open up by chance. The launch issue is heavily focused on that wild coastline to the west of Bells (understandably)… a place I’m not particularly familiar with (only a few short visits over the years). The widening of its reach and the discussions around it will be magic to watch unfurl.

And I applaud the effort and hope it continues into the future. It’s a fascinating little journal… something outside of the lifestyle, hobby, hip and cool that pervades so much magazine ink… it celebrates certain vague (but deeply felt) connections and experiences without apology or need for faux hidden enthusiasm and closeted emotion. As with all matters certain pieces touch off points within me while I breeze by a few others… but wholly the thing is great and positive and brilliant.

So now I need to put my pennies in my piggy bank and subscribe to this thing… to joyfully await each new issue.

Looking forward to them.

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