Images of a Big Island

Dead Calm

One of the delights of ‘messing about in boats’ is pulling up into a sheltered anchorage for the night, sitting out on deck with a well earned beverage and having a 360 degree view of your surroundings. On occasion you get sunsets that are pure magic!
This particular evening, it looked like we may get a thunderstorm come across with an associated windshift that would make this bay exposed.Luckily, it didn’t happen and as the sun hit the horizon, the wind dropped, a gap in the clouds opened and gave us a 10 minute light show that was gold!

The title alludes to a film that was made in the area that starred Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill and Billy Zane about a romantic sailing voyage that went horribly wrong. A classic.
“At sea, no-one can hear you scream!”

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12 responses

  1. True North Mark

    Gold all right mate…very inviting and I wish I was there right now!

    November 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    • Lot’s of rain here at the moment and it’s not even the monsoon yet!

      November 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm

  2. Ali

    Amazing sky…

    November 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm

  3. Superb colours. Wish I was there, too!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

  4. Very nice Tim. Much better than the view from my office!

    Jamie

    November 23, 2010 at 9:43 am

    • I can’t actually wait to get back to my ‘office’!

      November 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm

  5. Maaate very cool indeed! I can hear the water lapping on the hull.

    November 29, 2010 at 12:20 am

    • And the clink of ice in the rum & coke! Thanks Dave.

      November 29, 2010 at 9:40 am

  6. Tim, that film did for sailing what Jaws did for swimming! lovely image though…

    January 25, 2011 at 11:32 am

    • Thanks Adam, it’s a classic Australian movie!

      January 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm

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