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Photographer's Note

This is a different side of Mooloolaba. People usually photograph the clear blue skies, golden beaches and aqua seas.

Stormy weather had generated a huge swell that was breaking across the rock-trained river mouth. As the waves rose up to break, the wind blew the tops back.

Taken from the end of the outer rock wall, looking west in the mid afternoon, has given the sea the silvery colour.

Mooloolaba is a popular holiday destination and harbour. Ships entering the port of Brisbane (100 kms to the south) must pick up a pilot from here to guide them through the shallow sandy waters. Boarding these large ships from the small pilot boats in big seas like these, can be tricky.

Tourists come for the beaches and many water sports: surfing, the most popular. Underwater World features a walk through shark tank. Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is 30 mins away. There is good camping, bush walking and rock climbing in the nearby hills and forests.

The harbour contains two marinas and a yacht club and is the finish for the yearly Sydney-Mooloolaba yacht race. The commercial fisheries are prawns, crabs and tuna. There is also reef fishing and diving.

And that beach you're looking at, is my favourite for boby surfing. (catching and riding waves without a board) The buildings are for accommodation, shops below.

Just cropped at the bottom.

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  • Copyright: Nichola Wallace (niknik) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 1 N: 35] (112)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2006-03-04
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/10.0, 1/160 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2007-08-15 15:10
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