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6 A Stand Out

I’m joining Becky in her July Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B.  The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word tree. Look for #treesquare. Come with me on a Central Queensland road trip starring trees and the beautiful landscapes of my home state.

Lamberts Lookout, Mackay

There’s a great view from Lamberts Lookout. In one direction you can see south over Lamberts Beach, out to the Cumberland Islands and down to the Port of Mackay.

Windblown pandanus trees cling precariously to the rocky headland.

In the other direction, a painted water tower stands tall among the trees on Slade Point.

Painted in 2019, the mural on the water tower depicts red-tailed black cockatoos and humpback whales, famous for their annual winter migration from the Antarctic Ocean to these warm waters.

2 One Street Town

I’m joining Becky in her July Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B.  The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word tree. Look for #treesquare. Come with me on a Central Queensland road trip starring trees and the beautiful landscapes of my home state.

Clairview

Everyone who lives in Clairview has a stunning waterfront view right at their back door!

The tiny town of 145 permanent residents has just one street – Colonial Road, which runs north to south, separating a long strip of beachside homes from the dense coastal vegetation.

This part of the Pacific Ocean is a sanctuary for dugongs. The unusual marine mammals were once hunted to the point of extinction but now a large community flourishes in these calm waters inside the Great Barrier Reef.

Colourful murals decorate the walls of the local community centre and amenities block.

They bring to life the local flora and fauna, the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and those elusive dugongs which thrive in the ocean by this secluded Queensland town.

1 Low Tide

I’m joining Becky in her July Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B.  The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word tree. Look for #treesquare. Come with me on a Central Queensland road trip starring trees and the beautiful landscapes of my home state.

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast

The water of the Pacific Ocean is almost always this calm at Hervey Bay. The world’s largest sand island Fraser Island lies just off the coast, providing protection from all but the wildest of weather.

At low tide on a still day there’s barely a ripple at Urangan Beach.

Also linking to Jude’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge – Silver

29 Night Lights

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

When the sun went down the lights turned on at Santa Monica Pier.

And the best view of the night lights was from the top of the Pacific Wheel. 

28 Another Pacific Sunset

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

We’re back where we started, with another winter sunset in Los Angeles.  

Even after it disappeared below the horizon, the sun cast a rosy glow over Santa Monica.

The day may have been ending but the pier was lighting up for the night. 

5 By the Light of the Moon

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

After dark, a crescent moon paired with Venus. Both shone radiantly in the clear night sky over Avila Beach, California.

4 Shadows on the Beach

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

We went for an afternoon walk with Marsha and Vince, right along Avila Beach to the pier which stretches 514 metres out into San Luis Bay. 

As the winter sun set beyond Point San Luis, its glowing rays cast long shadows across the sand. 

3 Sunset at Smugglers Cave

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

We joined other tourists at Smugglers Cave, near Avila Beach on the Central California Coast, to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. Viewed from inside the darkened cave the radiant evening light created a perfect silhouette.

Sunrise, Sunset

Kind Squares Photo Challenge #31 ~ Queensland: One of a Kind

Destination: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Early morning on the beach at Surfers Paradise

Late afternoon, as the sun sets behind the hinterland

This month I’ve joined in every day with Becky’s October Kind Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word “kind”. Look for #kindasquare

Park Life

Kind Squares Photo Challenge #24 ~ Queensland: One of a Kind

Destination: Burleigh Head National Park       

While those pesky brush turkeys and seagulls are busy raiding picnics on the sand at Tallebudgera Creek, many other creatures live a much quieter life on Burleigh Headland. 

An Eastern water dragon basks on rocks in the sun, a sea eagle soars overhead at Tumgun Lookout, a blue tiger butterfly rests between flights and a king parrot feasts on berries high in the trees. 

On the railings beside the Ocean View Circuit, dozens of small hairy caterpillars gather. Some play follow the leader while others go their own way. Where they’re going and what kind they are, nobody knows. 

This month I’m joining in every day with Becky’s October Kind Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word “kind”. Look for #kindasquare