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Leap of Faith

08-mar-2009-019_edited-11G’day,

Well, “Hamish” has been and gone. Luckily he was a fair way offshore so we escaped lightly. The islands recorded winds of 50-60 knots with no damage. He is heading south but is still a nasty bugger! A reef weather station off Mackay stopped recording after a wind gust of 102 knots so he still packs a punch!

In the meantime it’s business as usual here in the Whitsundays. tomorrow the sun will shine,the winds should be light and all the boats will be running.

I figured that as the cloud broke up this arvo, there would be some nice light around so I took a drive out to Conway Beach

Stopped into Cedar Ck falls on the way and took a couple of shots of some lunatics jumping off the falls.08-mar-2009-016

As you can see it’s a fair drop (10m+) and people have been seriously injured doing this, hence the “Leap of Faith” title!

Arriving at Conway Beach and there were kite flyers and land-sailers all hoping for decent wind which didn’t eventuate, neither did the goood light!

This beach becomes nearly half a mile wide at low tide so it is a great place for land-sailing in the right conditions.

Some young guys turned up with skimboards and headed out to a shallow pool on the flats so i decided that I would practice some slow shutter speeds and panning just to see what would happen.

Sometimes you just gotta make your own fun! 08-mar-2009-049_edited-1


Cyclone Hamish

_mg_0024-copy1I am still learning how to drive this blogmobile so if any posts don’t look too good just smile and go to something more interesting!
As I write this we have a Cat.3-4 Cyclone by the name of Hamish heading our way. By the look of things it will be the largest and closest system we have had in the Whitsundays for many years. Airlie Beach could do with a bit of a cleanup anyway but hopefully no major damage will occur! In the meantime it is a case of prepare the best we can,go to the pub and get a bottle of rum and sit it out!
If there are no further posts here you will probably be contributing to disaster relief! (again)