A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Isolated

What looks like an isolated house in the middle of a sea of green, is actually an apartment on the main intersection of Noosa, right next to the public carpark.     Just about the perfect amount of green in an urban landscape I would have thought.

Noosa

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Weather
5 of 5

When the weather is overcast, the sea adopts a texture somewhere between shaving soap and whipped cream.   In warmer weather it's actually quite seductive, and one must resist the urge to jump in as there is often a treacherous undercurrent.

Moffat Beach

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Weather
4 of 5

the waves recede, leaving a "moustache" of foam on the rocks and sand.

Moffat Beach

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Monday, 28 May 2012

Weather
3 of 5

When the force of the waves is spent, the water just sort of slops around for a while, looking beautiful.

Moffat Beach

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Weather
2 of 5

I can watch the water rushing down the sand for hours.   Maybe not hours, but a for long time at the very least.


Moffat Beach

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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Weather
1 of 5

A rainy day with what is left of a storm sea overnight leaves the beach in less usable if not less beautiful condition.

Moffat Beach

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Definition

Noosa has long been a bastion of anti- development, and anti- high rise development in particular, but lots of single story buildings rolling down the hill are fine.

Apparently.

Noosa


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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Reading

It's late afternoon, the UV index is down to "you will shrivel to a wrinkled prune if you lie reading in the sun", but the temperature is perfect and the temptation too great.

Noosa

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Sculpture

The sign says "Thank You" the time taken is approximately four hours, only beach sand used.

I suspect something more spectacular was about to emerge from within the sandcastle, but I didn't have approximately four hours to wait.

Not even on such a glorious afternoon as this.

Noosa

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Passing Parade

It's hard to get a shot of the waves without someone walking into camera.

Noosa

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Monday, 21 May 2012

From out of the shadows.

Sitting under a shady tree, just watching the passing parade.

Noosa Main Beach

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Sunday, 20 May 2012

High above Noosa

Houses in the treetops high above Noosa Main Beach.
Noosa Heads

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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Directions

But what if we are going the other way?

Noosa River

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Friday, 18 May 2012

Pool Fencing

To say our pool fencing laws are extreme is to understate the situation.   This fence is not to prevent children falling into the ocean, it is acutally to stop them climbing from the beach into the (free) pool area, where they would surely drown if they did not enter via the gate.

The ocean is not considered dangerous, nor are rivers, nor ponds, but swimming pools are public enemy number ...... something!

King's Beach

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Gaudi-esque

There's the slightest hint of Barcelona in the beach side seating, but I don't think SeƱor Gaudi had any stainless steel grinding rails to stop damage by skateboards in his benches!

King's Beach

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Ordinary

Even on a day when the wind is howling from the south, the clouds are building to give us even more rain, the beach is strewn with flotsam and the ocean is nothing but a foamy slop, even then, King's Beach isn't a terrible place to be.

King's Beach

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Are we having fun yet?

I'm not sure if waiting in a quite severe current to be pummelled by messy waves that are unridable is my idea of fun any more.

To be fair, it was once though.

King's Beach

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Jack 'er up a bit for a better view!

In Queensland we have something of a tradition of building in light weight materials, and it is quite easy to "jack up" a house and build in underneath to double the living space.

Taking it up five storeys is probably a bit extreme!

Caloundra

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Sunday, 13 May 2012

The Shallows

At Bulcock beach, the water flows swiftly, and it does drop away rather sharply to boot.   I suspect that this couple were sitting down, but where are their legs?

Caloundra

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Saturday, 12 May 2012

More Shade

Not really there to shade the building, but the trellis does a great job of hiding some careless geometry in the window spacings behind.

I like the moving patterns that we get in a country with such deep shadows.

Caloundra

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Friday, 11 May 2012

Shade

I keep trying to photograph the trees in Bulcock Street, with little success.   The figs cast heavy shade over the street and to my mind look simply fantastic, but there is a push to rid the town of the nasty evil things.

Something to do with their roots not being quite what they should be, enabling them to tumble over occasionally.

Sadly.

Caloundra

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Monaco

No, not that Monaco!  (sorry Jilly)

A Real Estate Agency window in Caloundra may have given me the wrong impression about where I was, just for a time.

Caloundra
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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Pool Fence

Somewhere in there, there is a swimming pool.

Caloundra
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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Outgoing

The outgoing tide begins to flow over the rocks with some force as the Pumicestone Passage begins its twice daily task of emptying itself into the ocean.

Bulcock Beach

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Monday, 7 May 2012

Erection

Last month or late in March to be precise, the Mooloolaba Triathlon was held.   Due to the miracle of modern time travel I am writing this two days before the event, it has rained all day and all night, and most of the arterial roads on the Coast have suffered at least minor flooding.

For that reason, I don't know yet whether I was able to cover the event!  

When I saw this building, which I imagine will be the temporary judges stand for the swim leg, I couldn't help but wish I could turn it into a house!

Mooloolaba
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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Ground Cover

I love a garden bed full of gazanias, the plant that is much favoured by council for street planting, but isn't strictly speaking desirable for many reasons,

Ahh they look good though.

Mooloolaba

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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Did someone say bin?

I've posted a similar view before, but in recent times, the civic fathers must have tired of emptying the bins along this walkway (fourteen in this shot by my count) so instead of demolishing or removing them, they filled the brick ones with concrete and installed a couple of new ones for good measure.

Strange days!

Mooloolaba

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Friday, 4 May 2012

Collage II

The reflections in the shop window mix with the display to somehow make it all look as though it was done on purpose.

Mooloolaba

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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Collage

A sunbather in a shop window, lies shaded in the reflection of the trees across the road.   My favourite kind of collage.

Mooloolaba
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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Jogger

Framed by greenery, a jogger runs into the shade of the afternoon.

Mooloolaba

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Turkey!

Scrub turkeys are large, almost flightless birds with an ugly buzzard head and a propensity for digging great holes and building mounds in anything that isn't concrete.

This bloke is stalking Hastings Street Noosa watching for a garden bed to destroy!

Noosa

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