Well, it seems that winter isn’t quite done with us here in the Southern Hemisphere! Normally the low pressure troughs have fully moved south by now and stable warm summery weather is here to stay until March.
But not this year.
It’s been a spring of fits and starts, warm days and squalls. It’s like a misfiring car.
The weekend was warm and dry. Today we have violent storms with howling gales and torrential rain Read More
Yup, it’s one of those random ‘here’s a load of photos’ posts.
Well, I have time off work what do you expect??!!
We’ve had a pretty chilled out week so far, not trying to catch up with friends too much and mostly catching up on family downtime. We’ve bummed around the house, scoffed picnic food 3 days on the trot (well, why wouldn’t you? – we are talking about brie on crackers with prosciutto and a side helping of tearing bread and olive oil, capsicum fetta and sun dried tomatoes and to top it all – dolmades)
It’s been too long since I went for a meander with the camera. I wanted to take some kite surf shots today – it was supposed to be windy with storm, but as it turned out, it was only windy for a few hours and then nothing.
Still as a still thing playing sleeping lions.
And then it got really overcast too.
I really thought I’d blown it and wasn’t going to get to go out at all.
Well, the rain and storms held off a few km out to sea and the sun kept finding a way through. In fact, the dark/light combination was kind of interesting.
It’s been a shocker, weather wise, over the last three of four days. A massive winter storm system has swept in off the Indian Ocean unleashing torrential rain and howling gales (upto 130kmh winds) that have relentlessly battered the Perth coast, with Rockingham copping some of the worst of it.
The bad weather means I’ve not been able to get out to get any air or take any photos.
I had a few spare hours yesterday as Jay was writing, so I packed up the camera and headed out to take some shots. I initially wanted to go to one of the jetties in Rockingham and get some more long exposure shots, but I’ve kinda done that to death for the moment already.
So I wandered over to Mangles Bay, where the boats are moored with the aim to get some boaty/long exposure/moving sky style photos