Sunrise, Sunset

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge – Rise/Set – is another opportunity for me to show off photos I took while Dean and I travelled around Australia.  As our plan was to go ‘around the outside’, most of these photos include water, but you will see that we did venture away from the coast a couple of times.
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Just Add Water

I’ve discovered that although sunsets can be amazing when your view of the Sun slipping below the horizon is unimpeded, add a little H2O in the form of a visible mass of condensed water vapour floating in the atmosphere, and a moment that is magical suddenly becomes remarkable – completely unforgettable.

Cape Jervis, South Australia

Cape Jervis, South Australia

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Hervey Bay

And No Whale Watching!

Between April and November each year, both the western and eastern coastlines of Australia come alive with the spectacular, and often very acrobatic, displays of Humpback Whales.  Leaving the freezing Antarctic waters behind, they migrate north to warmer sub-tropical waters to mate and give birth to the next generation.

Along Australia’s east coast, during their annual migration, a journey of up to 10,000 kilometres (6,213.1 miles), the humpbacks attract thousands of visitors to coastal towns such as Eden, Byron Bay, and Hervey Bay.  This is one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom and pods start to arrive at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef around the middle of June.  They continue to move further north, along the Great Barrier Reef, where they concentrate in the southern Whitsundays area.
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Photo of the Week

This week’s Photo of the Week was taken last night.
(Sunday, May 1, 2016)

Sunset, Hervey Bay, Queensland

Sunset, Hervey Bay, Queensland

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Photo of the Week

This weeks Photo of the Week was taken Wednesday.
(March 16, 2016)

Sunset in Mount Isa

Cloud pattern captured during sunset – Mount Isa, Queensland

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