Travel Theme-Calm

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My

Calm

 Travel Theme.

Hard to imagine that….

this stretch  of coastline produces surf beaches

on which world, surfing championships are held.

 

 Point Lonsdale in the morning.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse just after sunset…

and with a nice long shutter speed

designed to flatten the ripples below.

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Where’s My Backpack: Calm

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-37

Surf Coast

 Every week or two I hop in the car

and head off somewhere to capture images

for my blog and Facebook.

This particular morning I was on my way home

via Barwon Heads..where the Barwon River

empties into Bass Strait.

This side is Barwon Heads

cross the bridge and

one is in Ocean Grove.

 

I may have darkened this image a tad, however,

you still get the idea of the sun reflecting

on little jewels in the water.

 

Also coastlines are fabulous for

gnarled twisted trees like this one.

 

Like many of our natives trees they manage to

sprout new life from anywhere along the trunk.

 

Moving on to see if there were any surfers

at Torquay’s Beaches.

They didn’t let me down.

 

Waves may not have been huge but I think this

would give anyone an adrenaline rush.

Endeavouring to out run Mother Nature…

 

but succumbing or being over taken.


Still not a bad place to enjoy some morning exercise.

And that’s my Monday morning drive for this week.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Travel Theme-Sports

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My

Sports

 Travel Theme.

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Three sports…

I have never tried kite surfing…

but it appears to be…

 a lot of fun and a bit dangerous judging by the helmet.

Nor have I ever been on a surf board…

 But I would just love to be competent enough to

manoeuvre as in the first two images.

However, I think this would be more my style.

 

Some shots of the inaugural

Cadell Evans Road Race.

After several hours of country road racing…

riders have three of four laps of Geelong suburbs

before a finish on the foreshore.

Finally, one shot of the Melbourne Cricket Ground

on the first Monday in June.

Collingwood versus Melbourne.

Also the scene of the

1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

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Where’s My Backpack: Sports

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Elemental

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Elemental

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My elemental images are all from Torquay this week.I find the sea beautiful…

even when it is calm in my first two image.

 

Generating a bit more energy… 


it provides a playground for…


surfer and photographer alike.


And when it becomes… 

 

too heavy for surfing…


it is a photographer’s delight.

 

 In my opinion.

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I don’t know how I missed… 

the Aquamarine challenge.

 

I quickly remembered photos…

which my eyes tell me are good for the post.

All photos taken at Torquay,

near Bell’s Beach, which is where the

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach,

World Surf League Championship

is held each Easter.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Aquamarine

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Travel Theme-Over

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My

Over

Travel Theme.

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Decided to stay with my surfing theme this week…

and present some board rides which were definitely over.

Although still almost vertical, the facial expression says it all.

The next shot was of surging white caps

and no sign of a surfer, or board.

Could not recover from this one, or…

this ride on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Earlier in the morning I had driven an hour

to capture the sunrise reflection on the light house.

This is not the pick of the morning’s images

but it is certainly the best with the rainbow

over the light house.

As with all of mother nature’s splendour,

it only lasted minutes.

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Where’s My Backpack: Over

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Travel Theme-Four

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My

Four

Travel Theme.

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Surfing fours…

Arriving at Torquay Beach last November, 2016.

Waves not as big as I thought they would be…

but plenty of surfers out and about…

yesterday, Monday, March 21, 2017.

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Where’s My Backpack: Four

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