A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Wednesday 3 March 2010

Pumicestone Passage
A week of the blues day three.

The passage is one of those places where the shoreline vegetation is low and the water shallow and narrow, so when the breeze is right, sailboards can play at high speed with little wave action.  Of course most sailboarders I know get bored with that and head out into the surf, and today the breeze wasn't right, so this pilot had a lot of work just to balance the sail in an upright position, let alone to make headway.

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia


Lois said...

I tried that once a long time ago. Had to be rescued because I went out too far and couldn't get back!

Julie said...

Good shot, Peter. Love the orange against the blue, plus the lines on the sail that give it the appearance of action!

MmeBenaut said...

Nice photo Peter. I'm amazed at folks who manage this "sport" but I'm not sure that they're entitled to call themselves "pilots" (just some bitching from an aircraft pilot).

I'm finally heading up to the Coast - should be there on 23 March for a week. Perhaps we could catch up? Mother & brother now living in (separate) apartments in the Eclipse blocks in M'dore.

Annie said...

Gosh, was that yesterday? It looks way too calm and rain free for the last few days surely?

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