Hiding from strong winds

Just on schedule, as soon as our friend Sue arrived on board, the SE came up with a vengeance and we have been hiding ever since,  patiently waiting for the wind to ease! We sheltered in Woodwark Bay, north of Airlie Beach for a while, fishing and beach walks being the main occupation. A few…

Take It Easy at Butterfly Bay

Mooring Shuffle

We finally left Airlie Beach last Saturday, headed for Stonehaven Anchorage on the northwest shores of Hook Island, in the hope that we would go from there to the outer Reef. The weather however has slowed the pace down a little with stronger south-easterlies than we want to be at an exposed reef. So instead,…

Osprey

Bird Photography Challenge #27: Osprey

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle, is a handsome fish-eating bird of prey. We saw this spectacular raptor in action during our recent Winter cruise in Queensland.  We were mesmerised by its fishing exploits, and amazed by the size of its nest, right on top of a rocky…