Camels on Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie.
Three interesting facts about camels:
1. Contrary to popular belief, they do not store water in their humps…it’s actually a mound of fatty tissue from which the camel derives energy when food is scarce.
2. They have two sets of eyelashes to protect their eyes from sand and can also close their nostrils to prevent sand from getting up their nose.
3. You can fuel a fire with their poo because it’s so dry!
So there you go. Next time you’re trekking across the Sahara with your camel and you’ve run out of fire starter cubes to get your campfire going, just grab a handful of camel dung!
I named this image “Ghost Walkers”, thinking it was a pretty clever title.
But then I thought, “Do ghosts have feet?”
Don’t they just float around making noises similar to a cow giving birth?
Hmmm…I guess these COULD just be human footprints.
Kinda ruins the theme of the post though. Oh well.
Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie
Not sure how I achieved this shot, but let’s just say I meant it 🙂
It kinda looks like the rising sun has been skewered, ready for the BBQ.
Or maybe an alien figure…see the round head on top and the body below?
Or maybe it’s just a sunrise shot that’s gone wrong. Yep, I think that’s it.
Tacking Point, Port Macquarie.
This shot was taken on the same morning as my previous ‘Shepherd’s Warning’ post.
I’ve done absolutely nothing to the image…no enhancement, no re-touching.
The sky really was that colour at sunrise. I promise.
It literally looked like Tacking Point was a volcano, spewing lava out into the ocean.
Anyway, I’m still blown away by the sunrise that morning, hence your second dose of it! 🙂
Lighthouse Beach – January 2013
I would like to claim credit for this piece of sand art,
however I only stumbled upon it on my evening walk.
Pretty impressive, although I bet the first kid to spot it the next morning
would have destroyed it!
Sunrise over Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie.
And yes, the title ‘Early Reflection’ has a double meaning.
What was I reflecting on when gazing at the reflection on the water?
Can’t remember. Probably questioning why I was up this early!
Nah, when you see the day begin like this, it’s always worth it.
Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie. 5.20am.
This lady is walking or jogging along the beach every time I head down there at sunrise.
She certainly makes the most of her early mornings and probably has done for years.
Lighthouse Beach sunrise, December 2012.
The sun bursts to life in an attempt to dominate the morning show,
but I thought the squiggly clouds above it were just as impressive.
Sun: “Look at me! Look at me! Here I am everybody!”
Clouds: “Keep your voice down! Do you have any idea what time it is?!”
I don’t know about you, but I find it amazing that the by-product of crabs digging holes are these little balls of sand. Often there’ll be dozens of clusters along the beach.
Nice one crabs! Keep up the good work.
Soft light and a romantic colour palette descend over Lighthouse Beach.
The perfect setting for a proposal? I thought so, but when I phoned my wife,
she pointed out three things:
1. We’re already married;
2. Even if we weren’t married, a proposal over the phone isn’t cool; and
3. I’m watching ‘Modern Family’ – can’t this wait until you’re back home?