A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday, 20 October 2017

Four years on -March 2012

What better way to celebrate a four year anniversary for the blog than to spend a few minutes staring into the setting sun!

Looking towards Golden Beach and wondering how it got its name, I also wonder how it is that I've actually managed to post a photo each day for the past four years.

This is the one thousand four hundred and sixty-third photo posted on this site!  Doesn't time fly when one is having fun!

This seems like a pretty good time to pause and thank all those who visit and comment.  Your comments are greatly appreciated.


Bulcock Beach


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Thursday, 19 October 2017

My favourite things - February 2012

A few things have changed since this photo was taken.  Sunrise Beach is no longer part of the Sunshine Coast, and our friend Trevor (in the blue hat) finished his holiday and went back to live happily ever after in the UK, with no risk of being eaten by sharks or stung by spiders.  Hi Trev!

I think of all the laneways in all the cities in the world that I have walked, the ones that lead to the beach through a stand of casuarinas are my favourites.



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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Thinking - January 2012

I'm thinking if I worked on it, I could quite possibly capture some really nice shots of animals.  Perhaps I will.

A cormorant in a pensive mood.

Wondering whether he is sticking out enough I suppose.



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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Confusion - December 2011

I know how he feels. I've been searching for a direction for this blog since beginning this retrospective, and I think I'm paddling against the swell!   Ahh well - six years to go!

I'm not sure what it's called when a surfer uses one foot to kick himself along in the opposite direction to the waves.

I think it's called a trick of the light.


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Monday, 16 October 2017

The Edge of Town - November 2011



Although there are something like 30,000 households planned in among all those trees, I suspect that there will still be a lot of open space into the foreseeable future.   Perhaps it would be nicer if we started to build up, rather than out.

I am standing on the ridge behind Caloundra's CBD, facing south west.   The buildings are close enough to the main street not to argue.

We have a LOT of open space around us.

Caloundra


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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Jet lag symptoms - October 2011

How well I remember this photo.   We'd arrived back from the norther hemisphere the day before.  In my jetlagged state I'd misread the clock and wandered off to the beach an hour earlier than I intended.   I really should do that more often.

If one rises early enough, the first glimpse of that patch of electric blue as one ascends the dune is enough to set one's heart a flutter.


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Saturday, 14 October 2017

The Quest Continues - September 2011

We didn't get the classic car, but the lattice panels are now installed in abundance.

A classic car with matching lattice perhaps.

Moffat Beach
Caloundra

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Seeking Inspiration - August 2011

By August I was seriously looking for inspiration as our "new" house renovation planning was underway.   How would I turn a brick house in the 'burbs into something that felt vaguely as though it belonged a the beach. Could I?

It's the pergola isn't it? And the hammock, and perhaps the railing made of wire.   Why blue I wonder?  Does it hark back to some mediterranean links from the past?

I think we need to investigate further.


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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Don't feel sorry for us! - July 2011



After that somewhat melancholy post of a few days ago "celebrating" the loss of our old house, this photo remains one of my favourites, taken a few days after moving into our "new" one, at our "new" beach.

I don't think I've been out of bed that early since.

Sunrise where the waters meet.

Twoway Creek


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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Meanwhile back a the ranch... - June 2011





The quest for a wall mural in the new bathroom continues, perhaps this is the inspiration that will last the distance!

And then there's a point where the colour of the sand becomes visible again.


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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Progress - May 2011


I chose this photograph because it shows the water tank on Point Cartwright before it was covered in Art.   Elsewhere on this blog, you will find it rendered in ocean tones with whales and Norfolk Pines. It's a definite improvement in its new livery, but time will tell how it ages.  We will have to re-revisit it!

There's a planner out there somewhere feeling immensely smug about the way we can hardly see the water tank any more.

Really all this communication stuff is making our mailboxes more and more redundant, so this is a timely reminder to send someone a postcard today while you still can.

Point Cartwright

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Zen - April 2011

It's not hard to see the inspiration for some wonderful landscape work.

Mooloola River


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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Papa's Beach - March 2011



A self indulgent post indeed, but six and a half year's after having our little bit of paradise resumed, there are still no plans to proceed with the project.   We of course, have moved on, and the renovations on the "new" place are finally at that point where we can happily say they are "almost" done!

Today's City Daily Photo Blogs theme is "Your favourite part of town", and in a very self indulgent mood, I have to say those steps in the background have been my favourite spot on and off for quite a long time.

"Papa's Beach" is what Mr Four calls our place, and although his cousin Miss Lily can't yet talk, she probably calls it that as well.  The river runs clear, the beach sandy and clean and we think it is paradise.


 The stairs are where I've sat over the past decade and watched a thousand sunsets, half as many sunrises, consumed three times that many cups of coffee, photographed all manner of birds and animals coming to visit.  Often the water's ever changing moods were a foil to my own, and we'd sit and stare at each other, the river and I.

This month it comes to an end.  The house in which all three of our daughters were married, the one that gave birth to at least a dozen boats and has overseen the arrival of a quarter as many grandchildren will pass into the hands of others in a few short weeks.   It was bought you see, in a rash of Government impetuosity, a year ago when a faceless bureaucrat thought it would make a lovely place for a freeway, and although shortly after they thought it wouldn't, our new journey had already begun..

Their decision was irrevocable, our life had changed, we made plans for a future in a different place, and in a few short weeks from now we will be gone.

For those who have followed my daily blog, this story will be familiar.  Shortly, Papa's Beach will be little more than another Fading Memory but one never the less, for which we will always be grateful.



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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Time for a Swim - February 2011


I spent a fair bit of time at the beach in February 2011, and this was one of my favourite places then.

Summer in the seawater pool at King's Beach.

I had to resist the urge to jump in!

King's Beach
Caloundra


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Friday, 6 October 2017

Humidity - January 2011


There was a LOT of rain in January 2011!

Most will know it's been a bit dampish round these parts for a while.

On the sixteenth of December last, we had a bit of a break in the constant rain, just sufficiently long enough to allow a storm front to cross. This one carried a bit of hail with it.

Cotton Tree


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Thursday, 5 October 2017

December 2010 - camping revisited


In times long gone, the delivery van was the vehicle of choice for those among us who surfed. These days the "ute" seems to fill the "pick-up" role well enough!

Sure it's a little cramped, but it's dry and warm and he's left his thongs outside to keep the mattress clean!

Caloundra

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

November 2010 - I was right!



Having just had the great pleasure of visiting the UrbanArt Biennale 2017 I can confirm that I was absolutely correct - Canvases were next!


When graffiti turned to "street art" it was only going to be a matter of time before it was commercialised and plastered in dayglo colours in the front of nightclubs.

So where do the "street art" mob go now to express their art in a way that distinguishes it from the commercial world?  Canvas and easels?

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

October 2010 - the disappearing beach house.







Seven years later and without actually having any evidence, we just know there are fewer of them to tell tales than there once were.

The Sixties Beach House is an endangered species.
There are so few of them remaining that they should almost be on the world heritage list, although with their asbestos sheet roofing and lightweight construction the reality is that they will be gone within decades.


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Monday, 2 October 2017

September - 2010


Hmmm.... September 2010 did not produce my best work... but here is a reminder that summer is coming.  Given the weather that we've been experiencing of late, it's already here!

Should we hire a kayak, or stay for coffee?  
Hire a kayak, or stay for a cool drink?


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Sunday, 1 October 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Sensual - from August 2010 -


It doesn't get more sensual than this two buckets of chips ('cause that's what we call "fries"), lashings of sauce (of your choice) and a whole half-kilo container of salt!

I can almost feel the fat dribbling down my chin.

For lots of other interpretations of today's theme "Sensual" see the City Daily Photo Theme Day Portal here.

It occurred to me that we've spent a whole month at the show and haven't had anything to eat.

How about some chips smothered in barbecue sauce and swamped with salt?

That ought to keep us alive till next year!

Farewell from Nambour for a time.


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