Monday, March 19, 2012

OUR WORLD - Moonta Bay


Our first day was cloudy


but the next morning was bright and perfect for trying out my
new 500mm lens from our balcony. This is the jetty at Port
Hughes, a good 5 miles away.


People walking happy dogs down to the beach for a swim


and the occasional cormorant sitting on the breakwater.


Then the light changed to a lurid yellowish green and


a massive storm blew up with torrential rain , flashing lightning
all across the sky and almost interminable rumble of thunder.
The rain was so thick, you could hardly see the sea.


It left the world newly washed with instant little lakes in every
man made depression to increase the uptake of water for the
support of the struggling coastal vegetation.


As soon as the storm had passes (a few marvellous hours),
the sun peeped out from the clouds and the sea was calm and
perfect for a good evening's fishing and crabbing.



Needless to say, under such circumstances and long walks
along the beach and jetty, I returned wonderfully refreshed.

On Wednesday we are off for our next adventure to the Riverland.
Again I will be out of reach of the internet but would so appreciate any
comments you care to leave.

Have you put up your OUR WORLD post yet? If not, get your skates on!

37 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous place! Love the first photo - so peaceful.

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  2. oh, hurray! you were able to remove word verification! :)

    love your view. thanks for sharing it! happy travels to you, arija!

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  3. What a lovely walk you took us on, such a nice look into your world today Arija. Happy traveling!

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  4. Beautiful pictures Arija. Your new lens does a fantastic job too.
    I sincerely hope you are having a wonderful time. I LOVE fishing. Do you catch and eat your own crabs?

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  5. Such a lovely place and wonderful captures as always, Arija! The first and last shots do take my breath away! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. I am glad you are having such a lovely break Arija - I am sure you were in need of it. Crabbing sounds marvellous fun.

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  7. Ah.....I feel relaxed right along with you. That new lens really does a great job bring the far away into sight.

    I'm liking your sunny view over the 8" of snow here.

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  8. Wonderful images Arija... it looks like a beautiful place to visit..
    Hugs Drew.

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  9. Sorpresiva la naturaleza. Me gusto esta historia.

    Hasta la vista.

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  10. Wonderful shots, and enjoy that lens! We get those thunderstorms regularly in the summer here, they form over the mountains.

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  11. What a beautiful place. I enjoyed all of the shots very much.

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  12. beautiful scenes. I like the sunshine streaming down.

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  13. An incredibly beautiful coastal retreat. So happy to see you out and about and enjoying beautiful nature. And even happier that you're sharing it. Have a great time on your next jaunt. Come back refreshed and with pictures. (And thank you for co-hosting Our World!)

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  14. it looks as though you are having a wonderful time! enjoy that new lens, wahoo~

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  15. A beautiful break away in a gorgeous location Arija .....you have captured the peace and tranquillity of the place.

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  16. Your world filled me with joy and with envy. I feel refreshed and calmer just looking at those wonderful photos.
    Thank you so much.

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  17. wonderful days in a wonderful setting. :) Could not be better.

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  18. What a beautiful place! The storm seems to have been very enjoyable too.

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  19. Nature can all but spin on a dime as far as what the weather brings. Wow, a new 500 lens, now I would love one of those too, I think..;) I carry my camera with the 300 everywhere and do not own a tripod, so maybe it would be a challenge. You sure got some wonderful photographs using it. Hoping that your next adventure is as refreshing as the one to the seaside. Take good care~

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  20. So glad you're traveling and enjoying the sights (and showing them to us)! I always wonder how people can hold a 500mm still enough. I sometimes have trouble just when I zoom to 200mm. Great shots, Arija!

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  21. very lovely post...accompanied by fascinating shots!

    -r1-

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  22. NEW LENS! 500!!! nice shots and have a great holiday, take more pics. I like the way the comment page came up so fast and so happy I don't have to fill in verification.

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  23. Beautiful series of your photos! Oh, you experienced bumpy weather. Especially the last photo where the rays of sunshine are coming down from the clouds to the sea is great!
    keiko

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  24. Love the smooth and silky texture of the first photo!

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  25. Hi there - really like that last image. And the changes in the light are splendid.

    Enjoy your week "on the road".

    SM

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  26. A 500mm lens!! WOW... I think I would be in heaven! Great captures.
    What a lovely spot. I love those sunrays through the clouds.

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  27. Arija, nice travelling with you from the comfort of my chair, although being there to see this beauty is preferable. A rainstorm is wonderful in that it washes the scenery anew and hopefully without causing damage in the process.

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  28. Wonderful place and experience is incredible.

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  29. Beautiful spot , even in the rain! Nice to be able to "see" so much further with that lens.

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  30. wonderful trip, gorgeous pictures!!!

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  31. These are incredible. I swear I taste the salt air!

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  32. Now I would love to visit there. Lovely photos! My kind of place.

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  33. Great series!! Boom & Gary Of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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  34. Wow! what a great spot to relax and what a show nature put on for you.

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  35. A wonderful visit to the coast. The views and photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your world.

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