Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Inskip

What an interesting week this has been with the name "Inskip" written across the world media! We have had another "washout" at Inskip and this time it took out part of a camping area - complete with 4 wheel drive, caravan, camping trailer and assorted tents and camping equipment! It happened in the middle of the night which made it extra scarey for all the campers around.
This is not the first "washout" that we have had at Inskip but it is the first one that took property with it. I have counted five such washouts since I have lived here. The first one I photographed was in 2011 - a few days after it happened so the steep edges have had a chance to start to fill in.

There was another similar one in 2012 and very close to the previous one. This one nearly took the road to the end of the Point.

The one I found the most spectacular was in 2013 and half the area of the sand Point washed away in a very short time. I posted about it here.
This time it made the headlines because there was property lost and so many people involved. Before it started to wash away the edge of the sea was a couple of hundred meters from the camp site. This all happened late Saturday night and I went out and photographed it yesterday - Monday. It appeared that the 4 wheel drive had been pulled out of the water - and possibly the camper trailer - but the caravan was still lying in the water and gently rocking on the tide! I need to make a correction! Everything settled down into the soft sand! The next day they managed to pull out the camper trailer but the 4 wheel drive vehicle is still down there somewhere!

I had been out to Inskip last week to see what shorebirds were around but there were so many people and cars around that the only shorebirds were out on the sand island. This was at 6:30 am! (How could I have forgotten it is school holidays right now??!!)

The only good photo op was a pelican - but there are only so many pelicans I want to photo!

I set off for home but decided to take a quick trip down to Bullock Point which is on the opposite side of the bay. It seemed as if I was out of luck there as well and I was about to drive off when I looked up onto the big mast of a boat that was tied up to the shore. This boat has been there for quite a while and it appears that the people are not living on it right now. Anyway - this beautiful Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) was quite comfortable resting there. This is a young bird as the feathers are more brown  than grey.

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19 comments:

  1. the sea eagle is gorgeous! as is the blue sky and blue waters. wash-outs don't sound fun, though. :)

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  2. Beautiful photography but sorry to hear about the 'washouts' ~ Climate change is having its day with all of us ~ Hope all are safe ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  3. Washout areas are showing up all along the coastline here in the US. it is so sad. Some of our favorite spots are gone forever. I have never seen a sea eagle. He is a beautiful specimen.

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  4. That's a scary beach. I'd stay in the kayak.

    I was just reading that these are actually land slips caused by collapse in a channel that runs between Inskip Point and Fraser Island.

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  5. Wonderful shots! Love the pelican and sea eagle.

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  6. That sea eagle sits like a king surveying his kingdom. Great photos.

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  7. wow how scary! I hope no one was hurt

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  8. Isn't it amazing how powerful angry water can be? Wonderful shots of the pelican and sea eagle!

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  9. I hope everyone was okay. Water can be so dangerous. That Sea Eagle looks magnificent

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  10. That Sea Eagle is beautiful. Hopefully everyone is okay. I don't know about you but I'm ready for winter....are you ready for summer?:) The heat here is oppressive! As always, your walk is one of my favorites out there in blogland:)

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  11. Beautiful shot of the Sea Eagle

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  12. Beautiful shots of the White bellied Sea Eagle.

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  13. love the sea eagle..but unlike you I could photograph pelicans forever!

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  14. Oh dear not exactly what you want your area to be "famous" for.... I feel bad for the owners of that caravan,can easily imagine that happening. So scary. But both your bird portraits are wonderful ... That sea eagle is magnificent. And you know I love Pelicans! Take care out there....I hope the weather doesn't give you any more grief.

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  15. now, that is scary but a part of the situation close to the ocean. I would love to live close to the ocean but not that close :) Thanks for sharing it and your lovely birds.

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  16. Great photos but scary to hear about the sink hole!

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  17. My first Sea Eagle. I think I'll live close to the ocean someday. But hopefully not in it.

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  18. Interesting post (with good pictures, as ever!) - I saw the news and thought I know that name. The 4WD will make a very interesting insurance claim!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. The sea eagle is gorgeous! What a scary thing to wake up to. I hope everyone's okay.

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