Redcliffe Pier

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SCARBOROUGH BEACH


We had an overnight stay at Scarborough Beach on the Redcliffe Peninsula jutting into Moreton Bay. I found this neat app for photos and maps called Photo Mapo for iPad. There are many different styles from which to choose.

I'm still not happy with blogger these days as my photos are uploading blurry unless I upload them from Picasa.

In the morning before we left Helen, Mary and I went for a walk to the beach. We came across this carving in a tree. There was no information about it but it had Gollum written on the door. I believe Gollum is a fictitional character from the Hobbit and other stories.




Then we walked along the beach.

We found a lot of jelly fish washed up on the shore.

Upside down makes a pattern.

We drove a little further down the coast of the bay to Redcliffe. We walked out onto the pier and saw hundreds of jelly fish.


Later we saw on the TV news that there are thousands of them all along the south east coast of Queensland. It is called a bloom. "Jellyfish bloom formation is a complex process that depends on ocean currents, nutrients, sunshine, temperature, season, prey availability, reduced predation and oxygen concentrations. Ocean currents tend to congregate jellyfish into large swarms or "blooms", consisting of hundreds or thousands of individuals. They are not dangerous but can give a sting." (Wikipedia.)

39 comments:

  1. The jelly fish have felt the warmer currents and decided to par-tay....I remember Scarborough and Redcliffe from a brief sojourn there in the 70's..nice photos

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  2. Jellyfish can certainly sting, I learnt my lesson many years ago.
    The saying "Look before you leap" is most appropriate when jumping/diving off piers
    like shown at Redcliffe!
    Ouch and also so slimy!!

    Interesting tree.

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  3. What a stunning selection of images Diane, and a gorgeous part of our country - and I'm not biased of course!
    I have a lot of blog catching up to do!

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  4. Just another critter to attack our foreign tourists. They do sting! Great photos and I am very interested in you remark about photos being better when uploaded from Picassa, as I assume these have been.

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  5. Diane, I love the pretty beach and red cliffs.. But, those jellyfish look scary.. I would not want to swim there.. Great post, I enjoyed the photos.. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Our North Sea always has jellyfish and with a certain land breeze there are many of them landing on the beach.I never liked them, because when you touch them by accident, your skin can be harmed. Yours have nice colours in the blue sea.

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  7. What a beautiful place and these jellyfishes are amazing ! I never use Blogger to upload my photos I always use Picasa, I also have all my pictures stocked there.

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  8. Lovely photos. Hate the though on being in the sea swimming with jelly fish. Well Blogger belongs to Google, Picasa belongs to Google..wonder if that has something to with it.

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    1. That is what confuses me. Why , if they both belong to Google why does one work and the other not so good? I'm thinking it could be to do with Google preferring we use Google+ rather than Blogger....who knows.

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  9. I wouldn't want to be swimming during a "jellyfish bloom," but they sure are interesting creatures and I've never seen them swimming like that. I love the red cliffs of Redcliffe and your photos are wonderful.
    I wouldn't open the door in that tree. Gollum is an ugly, scary character from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings who is not very nice at all!

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  10. It is the first time I see a tree with a litle door.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  11. the jellyfish are such odd creatures!

    as for your photos loading blurry, you may have to go in to your google+ settings and uncheck the option for 'auto-enhance'. google/blogger decided a while back to add this feature which automatically alters your photos to what they believe is a better version. that might be interfering with your photos. just a thought...

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  12. when we get those jelly fish blooms here, i stay far away from the water... wonder why they named those gorgeous cliffs red cliffs? KIDDING... i love that door, really love it.. when I enlarged that beach shot those awesome trees had me staring and staring, beach, water and beloved trees. beautiful

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  13. And here I was thinking you must be on holiday over West when I saw the title Scarborough Beach. Nice spot too. Hope the jellyfish dissipate soon.

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    1. So did Google when I was looking for accommodation it kept offering places in WA.

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  14. Beautiful shots of the jelly fish! Nice image of the pier, too. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  15. Beautiful photos and I love the jelly fish shots. I believe the sting is quite painful!! Have a good Sunday t'other Diane

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  16. I have never seen red cliffs only white ones in Dover in England. Fantastic. Thanks





    Diane

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  17. Well, I love seeing the blooms if I'm not swimming! I like that tree carving - my grandchildren would be enchanted.

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  18. Another lovely post of my locality, Diane. The photos are lovely as always. I got into paying for google + without realising however it works well. That app looks good - thanks for the tip.

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  19. Scarborough Beach looks beautiful, but I enjoyed your photos of the jellyfish as well. I'm going to have to look into that iPad app.

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  20. Hi Diane, I have never seen Jelly Fish swimming in the water ---nor have I seen one upside down.. I see 'dead' ones on occasion when we go to the beach --and I know how much they can hurt you if you step on one in the water... BUT--they are fascinating little fish, aren't they?

    Looks like a marvelous beach ---and I'm sure you all had a great time/visit.

    I've never noticed a problem with my photos on Blogger.... Sorry you are having trouble.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. Oh, how I remember those jelly fish stings! Have to admit they are beautiful though. Your shots of them are terrific.

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  22. What huge jelly fish! I love your photos especially the one of the jetty. It draws the eye to the end. Hope you've had a great weekend. Jo

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  23. That was a very diverse walk you had. First a uniquely carved door to Gollum's lair, and then a bloom of jellyfish. Not something one finds every day on one's walk.

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  24. What a fun app and lovely red cliffs. Amazing about the jelly fish, we get there here on the west coast as well - can make watching the beach tough if they end up on shore!

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  25. I'm not sure I've ever seen a jellyfish actually swimming before. They look rather pretty. Love that 'door' too, it has echoes of the pixie village I showed on my blog.

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  26. What a gorgeous place this is, and that Gollum door is just too cute. Looks as if someone really made use of mother nature. Great shots. Hope that all is well with you!

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  27. Playing catch up as always. You always have such interesting posts. I love the photos and info about the jellyfish, and from your photos of the coastline, this must be a beautiful place.

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  28. I think I need to add this place to my bucket list for sure. Wow. Dazzling images indeed.

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  29. Hi Diane, what lovely photos and thank you for including the map. It improves my geography and I love learning where these places are. Those jellyfish are fascinating.

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  30. I loved that carving on the tree also. Sorry about your photos. They don't look blurry this end though.

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  31. the Chinese eat jelly fish. make a salad. One year, I was in OZ, and were told be be off the beach, there were jelly fish.

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  32. They seem to be much more jelly than fish.

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  33. Jelly fish are such unusual creatures, aren't they? I have never been stung by one, and I hope never to be. The tree carving was interesting--it looked like someone added the design to a damaged tree to make it look like a fairy door.:)

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  34. The red cliffs are quite striking and I loved the whimsical tree carving. Interesting info about the jellyfish too.

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  35. It's lovely up on the Redcliffe Peninsula! The jetty seems to be a magnet for jelly fish no matter what time of year.
    Great to discover your blog and see some "local"shots!

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