Monday, January 20, 2014

OUR WORLD, Wild Bird Wednesday & Nature Notes - Arno Bay


The baked landscape around me makes me think of cooler,
happier times when the Prof and I went on short holidays.
Now, without a travelling companion, 
these long drives are out of my reach.

The Eyre Peninsula, in the west of our state has plenty of 
wonderful beaches and when heading further down the coast, 
we stopped for a couple of nights at the caravan park in 
Arno bay.

Looking back at the township.


We stayed in a charming little cottage right on the beach.


The only blemish to our stay was this young Pacific Gull
with a substantial lure dangling from it's nose.


Humans can piece their noses and hang bricks from them if they 
like but wildlife should not be endanger by our detritus.

Unfortunately I had not the means for catching this 
youngster to relieve it of it's burden.


 Discarded by the sea, something that looks like a 
collection of oddly shape eggs


and a lonely cormorants waiting for shoals of fish with little
hope on an outgoing tide.


I feel refreshed just thinking about it.

Linking with OUR WORLD



30 comments:

  1. Looks like such a beautiful place to spend time! I'm sure you have wonderful memories!!!

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  2. Beautiful scenery and memories Arija.... I will link you into Nature Notes Arija...... Thank you for your kind comments always... Michelle

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  3. We recall all those wonderful memories of times spent together.Life has changed but we must carry on.Hugs to you.

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  4. poor gull. wonder if he ever shed it...

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  5. this looks like such a wonderful place to walk, enjoy, explore. memories are gifts and sometimes they make us long for something we do not have. that bird is sad to see... hooks in it's nose is so wrong.

    thank you for your lovely message, quite poetic and touched my heart. lovely days and nights to you~

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  6. All beautiful - except for the gull. Our carelessness costs so much.

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  7. What sweet memories! Hope it cools off a bit.

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  8. All such beautiful photos Arija. I love the colors and textures of your country. I worry about the gull, here we can call a wildlife officer and they net them. The Pelicans are constantly having hooks in them in California also. Thanks for the info you emailed to me. Hope things are going well for you. cheers.

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  9. A beautiful spot, but very sad to see that poor gull in such a predicament.

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  10. Your photos look beautiful.Wonderful place to walk and you have nice memories . This is very nice!
    Have a good day!

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  11. I can empathise with this Arija. I can no longer go abroad because of health problems and if I feel sad then I get out the old diary/photo albums and trace our footsteps in past holidays and I too feel refreshed.

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  12. Beautiful memories and scenery, Arija! I do feel sad for the bird with the hook, I hope someone caught the bird. I hope you get a break with the hot weather, take care. Enjoy your week ahead!

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  13. so sorry to see the gull in that state; even Wires helpers probably would've had a task to capture it. The outlook for your holiday looks very special

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  14. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

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  15. Beautiful photos. How nice it would be to stay in a beach side cottage. Poor gull.

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  16. What a lovely look back. There are so many beautiful places along the coast. Beach front living is wonderful!

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  17. Lovely memories (well except for the poor seagull of course). If you are on the computer and able to look back in your archives I am assuming that you are safe from fire...hope things are getting a big better.

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  18. I think it is so important to make wonderful memories on which to reflect when we are less able to go places and loved ones are no longer with us. Your photos are lovely, and the photo of the poor gull confronting - we should be more mindful of the effects of netting, plastics, and general carelessness in our interactions with sea creatures and birds and your photo makes a powerful statement.

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  19. Its too bad about that little gull :(

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  20. Oh my...sunshine and warmth seems so foreign to me right now. But I'm glad to visit it vicariously thru your photos.

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  21. A lovely post, great to study closer!

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  22. Great memories to look back to. Poor bird with the hook though.

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  23. Well said, on the human / wildlife relations & consequences, Arija.
    This looks like a lovely place to have visited.
    We've been talking a lot about your weather conditions & ours lately. Our weather site showed that we've had nearly 150° (F) difference between our extreme temps this week. Glad you have these cool memories to refresh you! They warm me at the same time.

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  24. First, thank you for the understanding comment on my blog. It really meant a lot to hear from you. I, too, traveled with my loved one for overnight trips to wonderful spots and so miss those happy times. I am sad that you lost your prof but happy that you have these wonderful photographs to bring back such exquisite memories.

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  25. I don't like to travel alone, either, so I can sympathize. Your memories are wonderful photos. I hope that gull got some help :(

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  26. Wonderful shots of the seaside.
    I'm sorry to see that gull this way.

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  27. Thats not a good thing to see - lets hope the hook rusts before the gull is too damaged (you can always hope)

    Even in the depths of summer I need to wear a thin wet suit when I snorkel - so there is not much left for the sun to burn!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  28. Just as you were refreshed by memories awakened by your images - so was I.

    Thank you.

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  29. Beautiful photos, but the gull makes me sad.

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