I don’t know about you but I’m getting a little bit sick of reading about ISSUES such as the price of electricity, equitable distribution of GST, ‘single use’ plastic bags that aren’t, and Donald Trump. And Brexit. Not that these matters are not important – they are. But they become depressing, so for this Saturday I’ll show you a few pictures of Hervey Bay in Winter – a season we actually love, with warm days, cool nights, lower humidity, and not much breeze.
Those conditions mean we often get night time mist, which I can translate into the picture at top when the sun comes up, its rays lancing between the branches.
The sun at a low angle enabled me to take this photo of a backlit cordyline. The green circle is lens flare – light reflecting inside the lens.
A shower can bring its own reward. This perfect double rainbow was a glory to behold. The entire arc was visible, but my lens couldn’t quite manage the width.
Bright, calm days are lovely at the beach at Scarness
It’s a bit cool for the locals, but visitors from Europe or the southern states of Australia are right into the water. The seagulls are talking about this pair.
The Brahmani kites watch proceedings from a beachside tree above theit hidden nest
Sometimes the sun has to do some burning off just after dawn. A pelican watches a paddle boarder set out
This large flock of cormorants decided to move position further down the beach. They were absolutely silent most flying just above the water
You have to walk a loooong way out to find water deep enough to swim
The next day the mist was even thicker. It didn’t deter the fisherman, though. Or the walkers. You can just see the Brahmani kites half way along the rocks at the back behind the fisherman
Here are the kites in close up.
The sun eventually did break through
And there are always seagulls. Interesting point – unlike places like Perth, the gulls here are not scavenging pests. That’s left to the ibises (aka bin chickens).
The mist clung to the cobwebs in this beachside casuarina
And here’s a sunset, just to prove we sometimes do get clouds.