I’ve been quietly following photographer John Witzig’s account for a few months now. Enjoying his images and detailed captions of a surfing life rich in experiences. He’s now the third account I’ve seen decide to close due to censorship by IG. It’s such a shame too. In a digital world where we are inundated with so many shallow images, we are offended by the occasional historically or culturally significant ones. Seems the majority likes to have their personal spaces unchallenged and full of just the easy and pretty stuff to ingest. And our loss is the historians who decide to give up :-( @johnwitzig I shall miss your stories and photos that made me wish to be back in a simpler time. And the photos of your Kombi as well. ———————————— @johnwitzig ・・・ PREVELLY PARK – 1971 There were a whole lot of terrific things about the Margaret River area in summer apart from the actual waves… like it NEVER rained, which made for ideal camping out. The Prevelly Park camping ground was just over the hill from the surf, and was sheltered by a mass of beautiful WA peppermint trees… which dropped a carpet of leaves over the ground. In those days they not only welcomed surfers, but dogs too! I did understand the tide system at some point (but not now), and my memory is that it was ALWAYS low tide in the morning. Nigel Coates and I met friends from Sydney there in early January… this picture shows Geoff Sedovic and Nigel at our combined camp site. johnwitzig.com.au @dickersongallery

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I’ve been quietly following photographer John Witzig’s account for a few months now. Enjoying his images and detailed captions of a surfing life rich in experiences. He’s now the third account I’ve seen decide to close due to censorship by IG. It’s such a shame too. In a digital world where we are inundated with so many shallow images, we are offended by the occasional historically or culturally significant ones. Seems the majority likes to have their personal spaces unchallenged and full of just the easy and pretty stuff to ingest. And our loss is the historians who decide to give up :-( @johnwitzig I shall miss your stories and photos that made me wish to be back in a simpler time. And the photos of your Kombi as well. ———————————— #Repost @johnwitzig ・・・ PREVELLY PARK – 1971 There were a whole lot of terrific things about the Margaret River area in summer apart from the actual waves… like it NEVER rained, which made for ideal camping out. The Prevelly Park camping ground was just over the hill from the surf, and was sheltered by a mass of beautiful WA peppermint trees… which dropped a carpet of leaves over the ground. In those days they not only welcomed surfers, but dogs too! I did understand the tide system at some point (but not now), and my memory is that it was ALWAYS low tide in the morning. Nigel Coates and I met friends from Sydney there in early January… this picture shows Geoff Sedovic and Nigel at our combined camp site. johnwitzig.com.au #johnwitzig @dickersongallery #dickersongallery

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