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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SUNSET AND SUNRISE AT THE BEACH

To try and warm up this winter, we booked an apartment at the beach for a few days to catch some sunshine. We went with our Birthday Bear Group to celebrate my birthday (a month late).
 We arrived at Woorim Beach on Bribie Island in the afternoon. We met up with our friends and sat on the balcony of the resort. We soaked up the sun and the view, while eating Bill's apple pie for afternoon tea. We looked across Moreton Bay towards Morton Island. That island protects  this beach so the surf is only gentle and small.

 It is only 100k away from home.

 As the sun set behind us it lit up the clouds over the bay. The moon was rising too.

After the sun disappeared the pastel evening arrived.

 My point and shoot takes a pretty good close up.

 On the other side of the apartment we saw the sun set over the hills in the distance. We walked next door to the Surf Club for dinner. Back at the unit, we watched lit up ships leaving the Port of Brisbane and heading out of the bay to sea. Then we all turned in early, which meant we were up early to see the sun rise over the water. It was a magic scene.





 We had a few lazy days here and Birthday Bear's Dinner, which I'll show you in future posts, hopefully without boring you.

22 comments:

  1. Great set of shots - most of my family would love to take a trip north during the winter - but somehow it has only happened once. Me? I don't mind the winter.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. Brilliant sunset and sunrise. That first photo is amazing. I never knew how protected Brisbane, and north and south, is from the open ocean. I guess you will dodge a tsunami.

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  3. nothing is better than beaches and stunning skies... our favorite thing to do is beaching it and the skies over water is a big part. these are wonderful pics.

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  4. Sounds relaxing and heavenly and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  5. Stunning skies !! Of course I want to see your birthday bear !! Happy belayed birthday !

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  6. Beautiful shots, Diane.The sun setting with the moon rising, is amazing. You do take beautiful photos with the P&S. I had to laugh at your comment on my housework post today: "Welcome to the real world" I expected it if you saw the post. LOL. I'm so lazy to do this mundane work and now we have to repeat it all again tomorrow morning. It does take twice as long to do the housework than it did me in 2000 before Emily (house-lady and mother to Erica) came to rescue me!

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  7. What great shots and I do love sunsets. I hate the cold so I would be heading for warmer spots too if I could. Hope all is well t'other Diane

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  8. You must have had a perfectly situated place to stay with those fantastic views looking at the sunset and the sunrise. Beautiful.

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  9. Diane your country is typical paradise . Lovely photos

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  10. Hello Diane, what a lovely place to celebrate your birthday! I love the views of the water and the beautiful moon. And the sunset images are gorgeous. I am looking forward to your birthday bear post. Enjoy your week ahead!

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  11. Great photos of sunrise over the Pacific.
    Haven't been there for over 20 years, I look forward
    to photos of the area to see the big changes. It really
    was a sleepy little place for holidaying back then.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  12. Your photos of the light and clouds over the sea are spectacular. It looks like a wonderful retreat from winter.

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  13. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. It looks as if you picked the perfect spot for a holiday.

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  14. Blood wonderful photos thank you I liked them

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  15. Your point-and-shoot takes great sunset photos too!

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  16. Wow, skies are heavenly there. Fantastic getaway spot and nest to get the weather change in a fairly easy trip from home.

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  17. Happy birthday to Bear! Your skies are gorgeous!

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  18. So great to be out of the tsunami risk zone!! FAAAAABULOUS shots - I only ever use a point and shoot and I'm usually pretty happy with what comes out the other end, but these shots are sensational!! What's your camera??

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  19. These are some amazing photos of sky. I've always loved the beautiful face of the sky in any time of the day. Your photos are great!

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  20. Wow, those sunrises and sunsets are just glorious! Great photos.

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