For me, The Cove represents so much of what Denmark is all about. Nestled into the forest on the shores of the Wilson Inlet, architect Wally Greenham purchased the land in the 60s, and with the help of daughter Susan and son-in-law Illya, he built the holiday chalets over the years using local salvaged and recycled timber. They were Denmark’s original Bloody Hippies – more of that here along with a fantastic old photo of Wally, Illya and Susan. The Cove was one of the places that made me fall in love with Denmark, and it’s also the place where I fell in love with Steve, when he was living in one of the houses there with Tony Docherty.
Over the years, I’ve got to know Susan and Illya and I was thrilled when their son Gus and his partner Dayna asked me to be their wedding photographer. In true Cove-style their wedding day was an intimate, low-key, relaxed affair, with pelicans doing an overhead fly-by as Gus and Dayna exchanged their vows, and a local osprey looking on as we made our way to the reception.