Pick a Word December 2020

Paula has set some great words to supply an image to in Lost in Translations Pick a Word – 2020 – 4

ACCESSIBLE

AMBER

AMBROSIAL

CRAGGY

HALLUCINOGENIC

Anchor

The Daily Word Prompt: Anchor

I found this anchor on the headland at Evans Head. It dates from around 1900 according to the plaque. I should have paid more attention to what was written, alas I did not. The anchor doesn’t come from a named vessel as it was found by fishermen caught in their nets. It is quite rusty which was the appeal.

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The Lesser Crested Tern down south

Debbies Six Word Saturday
Kate’s Friday Fun: Distant

When I took my best mate for a drive during the week, we went to Evans Head on a rainy cool day. We went to the headland to have a look at the rugged up fishers on the beach, a couple of brave blokes surfing and generally at the wonderful view from there.

I saw a bird wheeling about over the waves and managed to get a couple of photos as the bird picked up speed with the winds assistance. They weren’t the best but at least the distant photo was OK

When I got home I looked up to see if I could identify what species of bird as I had never seen one before. I had to do an #asktwitter one of the scientists I follow. Dr Maggie Watson (@terngirl) confirmed that it was a Lesser Crested Tern. They are not seen this far south as their range is from the Mediterranean in the north to the lower part of the northern east coast of Australia around Brisbane.

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Which Way August 1

Go for a look to see what others have posted for their Which Way

We often go to Evans Head to go to the beach. Chinamans Beach is our favourite and this is how you get there.
The beach is in the distance190801_blog_challenge_which_way_evans_head_walkway_beach1

 

Through the paperbarks190801_blog_challenge_which_way_evans_head_walkway_beach2
Down we go190801_blog_challenge_which_way_evans_head_walkway_beach3
Almost there190801_blog_challenge_which_way_evans_head_walkway_beach4
Just one more corner to go190801_blog_challenge_which_way_evans_head_walkway_beach5
Fabulous, we are at the beach among the Pandanus190801_blog_challenge_which_way_evans_head_walkway_beach6
Time for home190801_blog_challenge_which_way_evans_head_walkway_beach7
Yes it is uphill all the way Fair dinkum 190801_blog_challenge_which_way_evans_head_walkway_beach8

The Sand Crab

A while ago, I posted about sand crab art

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On the weekend I actually had a Sand Crab, just near where I sat under the shade of a Pandanus tree, removing sand from his burrow. As this was the beginnings of the creative process, I didn’t capture the finished artwork.

He was quite busy coming and going tossing little balls of sand. The individual photos didn’t really capture the event, so I found a website that I could create a  GIF file of the event for you. This is the first GIF I have made.

 

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Piers

The word prompt from Leanne: Piers

These piers have seen better times
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Trains don’t rattle across this bridge any more but the piers are solid. They have survived many a flood. See the debris on top of the piers.
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Luckily these piers are OK. It is a walkway to the beach from town in Brunswick Heads
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Textures

The word prompt for Brens Photo for the Week: Textures

The texture of the rock shelf at Evans Head. This part is called Goanna Head. Perhaps the rocks look like the scales of a Goanna.
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Just a feather in the grass
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The fruit of a Pandanus tree growing on the beach at Evans Head181004_blog challenge_texture_pandanas fruit_evans head

As the tide receded, the water dripped from the algae onto the sand at Evans Head
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