Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Inskip Point

I was out at Inskip Point yesterday to look for birds but couldn't resist photographing some of the boats traveling down the channel between Inskip Point and Fraser Island. The wind was up and there was quite a swell out on the open ocean so too rough for small boats. The first photograph is of one of the car ferries that takes vehicles over to Fraser Island. (Click to enlarge all photos.)
This photo is taken looking east out to the open sea. The entrance to the channel is still a long way out but already the boats are hitting quite big swells.
This post is for Watery Wednesday.

20 comments:

Neil said...

What no birds Mick.

Bim said...

The sea has a fantastic colour here :)

Carletta said...

All wonderful but I love the color and flow of the water in the first one. Beautiful!

Sanna said...

Oh yes, I like the colour too!

Jenn Jilks said...

Perfect photos for WW!

Marju said...

Nice pictures indeed!

Dagrun said...

Ouf, I get seasick so easily. Beautiful water.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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Pacey said...

Great sea scenes and captured beautifull. Love the blue sea.

Ebie said...

I guess I can't take that boat ride, I have motion sickness. Great photographs. Thanks for your visit.
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auringonkukka finland =) said...

great photos :)

Maggie May said...

Lovely blue sea and a variety of different boats. great shots.

Midmarsh John said...

That is certainly the strangest looking car ferry I have ever seen. It is obviously designed so it doesn't have to turn round and cars car drive straight on and straight off.

Looks like there are several boats for anglers by the rods sticking up in the air.

mick said...

Thanks to all for your comments. It was certainly rough going out that morning - you'd really have to love your off-shore fishing to go out, but that is definitely where you catch big ones! Re the car ferry - they load and unload directly off the sand on the beach - hence the long ramps that fold up on each end of the ferry.

Denise said...

Wonderful images all of them.

Annie said...

Thanks for your visit to my butcher bird photo! Good to hear of another Australian blogger...

Good to be beside the sea...how I envy you! The photo of the seagull below is superb!

Arija said...

Nice shots Mick, I like a good swell, it makes for a much more fun crossing. Lovely colour water.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Really nice shots

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mimi said...

what a lovely post. happy watery wednesday.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh..this is a fantastic blog. I have to mark it as I love birds and your birds are so different. To think I was concerned about a snapping turtle when you have crocodiles....Michelle