A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Nuts!


Technically these are the fruit of the pandanus, not the nuts but they are the size of a child's fist, hard, and heavy and they give a fair old bonk if they hit you on the head.

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.


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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Beach Graphics


And the shady bits move too!

Moffat Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Sunday, 5 August 2018

SUP


Once upon a time "SUP" was a contraction for the greeting "What's up?"  Now of course it's "Stand Up Paddleboard".   A year or two ago, some visiting friends from Europe were astonished to see them being ridden in the surf - we on the other hand were astonished that anyone would contemplate using them in still water!

Moffat Headland

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Winter.


This photograph was actually taken in May, which technically is in Autumn, and the giveaway is that there is just a touch too much cloud about, but it's still quite reminiscent of a winter's day at Moffat Headland.

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Headland Forms



Curving the balcony face is not something that's difficult to do in construction terms, but it does make a huge difference to the street.   Imagine if these buildings were all big square boxes lined in one plane....

Moffat Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Pointless destruction


Our Council has an interesting dynamic.  The planners plan, and someone pays vast sums of money for designers to design, and landscapers to landscape.   Then, the maintenance guys come along, and don't like maintaining anything that can't be trimmed with a mower, so out it all comes and off to the tip.

This, at the end of our street was once a nice hedge of native grasses less than a metre high.  Perhaps it will be lawn by the time I get back.

Dicky Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.


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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Winter 2


Moffat Headland, Winter 2018

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Winter



There are definitely days when one thinks there's nothing wrong with spending winter at home.

Tooway Creek


POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Another experiment


Still experimenting with that phone.   Still a little amazed, but then my last one was pretty much from the clockwork era.

Moffat Beach.

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Dune Grass


I am surprised at how many places in the world I have visited where the dune grasses look just like this.

Holland, Belgium, Canada, USA,
Dicky Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Tracks


Only rescue vehicles are allowed on the beach, and it's not hard to see where they've been.  Still playing with the iPhone.

Dicky Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

A huddle of Lifesavers


It's Sunday, the weather is terrible and there's no one on the beach, let alone in the water yet they huddle together ever vigilant, always at the ready.

Lifesavers
Dicky Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Overcast


An ordinary day for a walk, but it's good to be out, and it's far from cool.

Dicky Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sunset at Moffs


There are a few reasons why I'm chugging away with the phone.  For starters, when this shot was taken my camera weight was above my surgically induced lift limit.  That aside my previous phone(s) supposedly had pretty good cameras for their time, but this one has blown me away.  So here I am perservering in mixed (low) light at sunset, and it's just taken control!

Moffat Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.


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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Sunset on Norfolks


Oh no!  There's at least a month to go at two photos per week, watching him muck around with that darned phone.   Good, isn't it?

Moffat Beach

POST SCRIPT:

Having bitten off more than I could chew in the early part of this year, I was unable to produce the catalogue which enables me to post daily on this blog while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I did manage to gather a scattering of photos over the last few weeks of my stay this year so sadly will now make this a weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November in the meantime feel free to keep up with our travels on our other daily blog, Fading Memories.


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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Walking into the setting sun.


This phone can do no wrong!  If only it could learn to compose a little better and perhaps send it walking by itself....

Evening at Moffat Beach.


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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Pandanus


Pandanus on the beach.  I wonder if I start to carry my camera around again will the sun come out?

Dicky Beach


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Sunday, 27 May 2018

That tower


Usually when I photograph the lookout tower at Dicky Beach, I have to squint because of the bright sun reflected off the sand.

Dicky Beach


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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Blurring what a camera can be. Moffat Beach

Unable to gather sufficient photos to get me through the coming six months, this "Daily" blog will become bi-weekly for at least that time.   As you read this I am already well on my way to a place far from here!

Day two of my experiments with the new phone, and I'm already beginning to wonder whether I'm game to cut down my carry-on luggage by a few more kilos!

Moffat Beach

faux long exposure - iPhone (the one with the letter for a number).




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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The New Phone goes to Moffat Beach


Unable to carry the weight of a camera for a time, and needing a new phone, well I went to the top shelf didn't I?  Here is one of the first photos I took with it, part of a panorama in difficult light conditions.  Forget the composition, I was really just trying to get bits of light and shadow into the shot.   I'm not a new phone kind of guy, but let's just say I'm impressed.

Broke, but impressed.


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Monday, 14 May 2018

A Night in Hospital


It's been a while, and perhaps some will be relieved to discover it may be a while longer until normal posting resumes.    I do want to apologise for the concern I caused some by allowing this blog to go "dark" immediately following the publishing of the hospital carpark photo in March, and thank you to all who contacted me to enquire as to my well being.  The photo was an unintentional portent of things that were to come.

I am indeed quite well after a lengthy but perfectly normal recovery from a bit of surgical correction which has left me rather without photographs to share.

To make matters worse it's left me without my usual catalogue which enables me to post daily while on our annual migration to the other side of the world.

I have gathered a scattering of photos over the past few weeks as mobility has improved, and if I eke them out we may well have a bi-weekly blog until our return from places other than this one.

Thank you for your understanding. Hopefully we'll resume full transmission some time in November.

Well that's the plan!

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Another Car Park


My first visit to the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital carpark, left me with a few good impressions.   

As these things go, it's not expensive at five dollars for the first hour and a bit, at least at the time I was there, finding a spot was easy, and for those who are used to large hospitals in the middle of urban areas, this one is a kilometre or so from the beach and is bound on the opposite side by dense bushland.  There's not much to add about population density on the coast!

Birtinya


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Monday, 5 March 2018

Busy 2


It's not the first time I've published a photo from the Home Centre in Birtinya, but it is the first time the monster carpark have been anything near full.

Perhaps it's the new big box hardware store that's brought the crowds, or perhaps they were just out and about before the promised storm.   In any case, the landscaping (well the trees at least) are starting to make their presence felt.  In a year or two it won't be a forest, but there'll be shade for the early birds.

Birtinya

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Busy


The Sunshine Coast University Hosptial is open for business and it looks the part too - all hospital like and well it looks busy enough even if it's all squeaky clean and happy inside.   I wonder though at the need for a big red "Emergency" pole just a few tens of metres from the hospital.   What sort of emergency would require pressing the button just there, as opposed to knocking on the front door?

Perhaps someone who knows about these things will enlighten me.

Birtinya


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Saturday, 3 March 2018

.Thy neighbour's surfboard

Our neighbour has a neat little business making beach showers using old surfboards as a backing, so we never know what is going to be peeking over the fence.

Dicky Beach


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Friday, 2 March 2018

Spider Lily


Today I had little more to do that to wonder why Hymenocallis littoralis is called "the spider lily".   I've counted the legs, and they don't match.

Perhaps the spiders in its native Latin America are actually insects.

Kawana


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Thursday, 1 March 2018

"Play"


Today's theme day topic wasn't even a challenge.   This is why we live where we live, the smile on our grandchildren's faces when they make it all the way in to shore!

Dicky Beach.

For lots more photos interpreting today's theme, don't forget to visit the City Daily Photo Theme Day Gallery.


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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Oh what a tangled web...

Mind you it wasn't quite as shambolic until I walked into it.

Dicky Beach.


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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

I can jump puddles

The rain is slowly clearing now, which is a shame really, because I've really developed a liking for the weird reflections that turn up under my car if I looks hard enough.



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Monday, 26 February 2018

Well what's the collective noun for garbage bins then?

Perhaps a "surfeit"?  The six in this photo have at least another six within a similar radius.  Must be the most litter-free park in all of Buddina.

Buddina

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Sunday, 25 February 2018

What's the collective noun for masts?

Could it be a "Muddle of Masts" perhaps?  Why is it that if these were electricity poles or telecommunications towers they'd be considered a blight, but because they are connected to boats they are romantic and scenic and photo-worthy?

Mooloolaba

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Carpark puddle

There is a shortage of dry land at the moment.

Kawana.

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Friday, 23 February 2018

Running from the rain.


One hundred and seventy mm today, another hundred expected overnight.  Everything is greening up nicely, including the webs between my toes.   Most sensible people were tucked up in their offices or watching a movie, so I got to enjoy the lull with barely any company on the road.

Warana.



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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Before the rains came


50mm today and another 100 tonight.  Is there any wonder I am using a photo from a few days ago?

Shelley Beach

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Same stuff, different day.


This is fast becoming one of those "a view every day from the same place" kind of blogs.

Recent storm surf has left the air thick with... well thicketivity really.

Moffat Beach.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

That time of day.


I seem to be making something of a habit of not getting out until it's too late to take photographs.

Moffat Headland


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Monday, 19 February 2018

The last dot of sunshine


It's not hard to see where one should sit should one wish to get the last of the sun for the day.

Tooway Creek
Moffat Beach


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Sunday, 18 February 2018

That time of day


.. When it's going on for dark and you don't have a photo of the Sunshine Coast....

Tooway Creek

Moffat Beach

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

The end of the chase.


I have no problem eating animals, and I've caught lots of fish in my lifetime and no doubt will catch a few more,  but I admit to being a little squeamish at the concept of catching them for sport.  

On the one hand this little (bigger than he looks and of legal "keeping" size) guy was released and sent safely on his way no doubt with adrenalin pumping through his system.   On the other, is there any other animal which society would tolerate having a hook thrust into its body and dragged to the point of exhaustion without raising a hue and cry?

Oh, there's bullfighting!

Mangrove Jack
Tooway Creek.


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Friday, 16 February 2018

The Struggle


I don't know whether I feel more sorry for the fish, or for the fisherman's mate trying to keep his balance shin-deep in the mud.   He lost one of his brand new thongs down there somewhere.

The fish?  Stay tuned.

Moffat Beach


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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Selfish


I'm posting this photo I took during the holidays a few weeks ago, to remind those who are back at work in the midst of the current heatwave, just what a good time it was.

Although perhaps I shouldn't encourage them to return, it's much nicer when they are at home and the beach is just for me.

Kings Beach


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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Leading Horses to Water


What planners don't get, is that people just don't like using their shiny bike racks.

Moffat Beach


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Monday, 12 February 2018

Temporary Art.


They've gone now until next year of course, but I did wonder if there was deliberate irony at work in the choice of Christmas symbol among the Norfolks.

Moffat Beach




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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Coffee Shop, downtown.

While the world watches something called "The Winter Olympics", we wonder why everyone there appears to be wearing long pants as we queue for our super-chilled cold pressed coffee, wearing as little as possible consistent with being decent enough for downtown temperatures.

Lamkin Lane 
Caloundra


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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Yes I know I'm a bit late...


There's a wall above Kings Beach which commemorates those whose remains have been scattered at sea by the volunteer Coast Guard.   Why should they miss out on the festive season?

Kings Beach


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Friday, 9 February 2018

Signing for the sensory deprived.


I'm not sure why the yellow lines, the edge of the bitumen, and the gate do not suggest that perhaps there is nowhere further to go in one's car, but if you are the sort of person who can't take a hint..... you can always read the sign.

I checked, and sadly the back of the sign does not declare "beginning of road" for those coming the other way.  We just have to work that one out for ourselves.

Moffat Headland.


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Thursday, 8 February 2018

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