March 20, 2015 … smile and wave

The sky cleared quite a lot with some large patches of blue, though there was lingering cloud in the East


Heavy swell on Barrett Reef, with the Eastern hills in heavy shadow

Southerly winds were still pushing solid waves towards the South Coast though. From the Moa Point area, the view across the harbour entrance presented a nice moodiness, with the hills behind Pencarrow in deep shadow, contrasting with the white foam as the swells crashed on Barrett Reef.

Lyall Bay

Splash. This would not be a good place to come ashore

A little closer in at the Western end of Lyall Bay, there is a large rock that was putting on a good display as waves cascaded over it.


Kite Surfer races Eastward as the Straitsman begins its turn to the West

Around beyond Island Bay, there were a pair of kite-surfers racing up and down, and in the background was our old friend the Straitsman which obviously survived the big swells f a few days back.

Fishing boats

The fleet in shelter

Speaking of Island Bay, the fishing fleet seemed to be mostly moored sensibly in the lee of the Island. The boats were bouncing vigorously nonetheless.

Another day done.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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