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At Warrnambool’s Logans Beach…

I was fortunate enough to capture some

Southern Right Whales

splashing around in the nursery.

 


The right conditions and there are

plenty of splashes at Torquay’s Beaches.

Warrnambool’s

Hopkins Falls

August 2017

Bound to be a splash when this kite surfer touched down.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Splash

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Splash

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Splash

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Splash

 

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Words from all over.  

And a bit late for October 

I have never seen so much water flowing, or gushing,

over Hopkins Falls as there was in August 2017.


This is what I think of when I see the word aperture.

That little hole in the centre of a lens.

  

Frontier…a line or border separating two countries.

At Hill 60 in Belgium, the white line in the foreground

indicates the British front line.

Most of our group are in No Man’s Land,

however our tour guide is standing on Germany’s Front line.

 

 

Perhaps not triplets in the truest sense of the word,

however, it was the best I could do.

A ‘normal’ tapered building,

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.

 

Normally I think of some that is tapered as being thinner

at the far end, usually the top. 

Lochnagar Crater, on the Somme Battlefields,

is still thinner at the far end

it just happens to be the bottom

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Thursday’s Special: October Words-Yr3

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-W

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-W

(Needs to start with W and have two vowels in the word )

First up, back in South Africa’s

Kruger National Park.

Like the zebra crossings

it was a matter of waiting…patiently.

They were not in a hurry.

 

However, it appears this wildebeest was

moving very slowly.

At least Leo is smiling.

Was Willy the Wildebeest saying, kiss………

A Surf Coast Victoria, Wipeout.

 

 Our shopping,banking and business centre,

until we moved off the farm.

Fifty-five kilometres, one way,

ensured that a trip to Warrnambool

wasn’t just for a hamburger! 🙂

And should you be having difficulty

sorting out the syllables,

this may help……Warr/nam/bool

And if you really want to sound local

it sounds a bit like this….War/na/bool

🙂

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Black and White Tuesday in colour.

Mouth of the Hopkins River at Warrnambool,

Victoria, Australia.

Back of

Proudfoot’s Boathouse Restaurant

on the Hopkins River.

 

 A single set of footsteps this week.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Black and White Tuesday

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Some photos from my whale watching trip

at Warrnambool a few weeks ago.

The Mouth of  the Hopkins River at Warrnambool,

with Bass Strait on the horizon.

 

Proudfoot’s Boathouse Restaurant

on  the Hopkins River.

I know why there is only one set of footsteps…

my utility/truck died on me on Monday morning.

Another unwanted/unexpected expense.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-33

Logan’s Beach Whale Nursery

 

 Decided to have a short break from the sombre

Battlefields of World War I this week.

Friday, August 25, saw me heading off at 0630 to drive

over 180 kilometres back

to Warrnambool and Logan’s Beach Whale Nursery

where Southern Right Whales

come to breed each year.

Thought that I may have captured a decent sunrise

along the way, but no luck there.

The day was not looking too promising.

 

After my planned breakfast stop about 150 km along the way,

I eventually arrived at a sparsely populated

whale watching platform…

 

and either west or east not a whale in sight.

Just an interesting sign.

 

All the questions I have about the sign were answered

when the drone touched down.

The operators were able to tell me there were

two whales 1700 metres out to sea

and a cow and calf about 500 metres east…over the UAV sign.

Not a promising start indeed.

The cow and calf soon appeared much to my delight…

and swam along past the whale watching platform…

 

taking about half an hour from first sighting to

its cold and windy, lets get out of here.

I heard one of the wildlife officers comment

that the cow would be around 15 – 18 metres long.

 

I think it was the calf was most active.

 

However, this was the highest either one rose out of the water.

 

All of this…

took place less than…

one hundred metres from the sand.

Enlarge this image and you will see

a whale under the text on the photo.

The person on the right is at the foot of

the whale watching platform.

I drove home happy with my day out,

even though I heard that there had been eleven whales

visible the day before.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Literary-Reference

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My first thoughts were of Top Gun.

But Google and MGW disagreed…and Google lost.

True to form MGW suggested another true literary piece.

 

Even though only taken a week ago…

 

I had not thought of these images for this challenge.

 

This cow and calf put on a good show at

Warrnambool’s, Logans Beach

Southern Right Whale Nursery

and were far more relaxed

than Moby Dick ever was.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Literary-Reference

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