Ross Creek at King Tide

During my visit to Yeppoon situated in Queensland, Australia, an event known as King Tide was occurring. King Tide is a term which originated in Australia to describe an especially high tide, and occurs a couple of times a year. This particular one was rumoured to be an extra high tide and warnings were put out that flooding  could be expected in some areas. However these tides fell short of the five metre height, but were still spectacular.

On this occasion I visited Ross Creek to record the King Tide. Normally I would have gone either much earlier, or later, to get the better light. If I had have gone then I would have missed the tide. These images were taken between 10am and 10.30am when the tide was almost at its height.

Ross Creek during King Tide

Ross Creek during King Tide

Ross Creek, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

Ross Creek at King Tide #2

Ross Creek, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

Ross Creek at King Tide #3 – At low tide these boats would be sitting on the sandy bottom.

Sunset at Yeppoon

We all like a nice sunset; it’s the time of day we get to take our best images (other than sunrise). And we all want some nice fluffy clouds to reflect the colours. But, I must say this is one of the most unusual cloud formations I have photographed. I could have called this post The Claw – but that sounded more like a B-grade horror movie.

Sunset at Yeppoon - The Claw

Sunset at Yeppoon – The Claw

Ross Creek

Ross Creek is on the outskirts of the small coastal town of Yeppoon in central Queensland, Australia. For recreational fishermen it is a favourite spot; it is a safe mooring place for boat owners.

These images were taken at low tide.

Ross Creek - At low tide

Ross Creek – At low tide

Ross Creek #2 – At low tide

Morning at Yeppoon

I have just returned from visiting family in Queensland. I was born and grew up in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. While living there I spent many hours visiting the nearby beach at Yeppoon. The following images are of the Main Beach taken on my early morning walk.

Main Beach, Yeppoon

Main Beach, Yeppoon

Main Beach #2, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

Yellow

Donovan once sang “Yellow is the colour of my true love’s hair…”

Now whenever I hear that song or think of the colour yellow, The Grevillea, Sandra Gordon, comes to mind. This particular flower pictured here was captured in the backyard of my mother’s garden recently. It was backlit by the afternoon sun which gave it a golden glow.

The other picture is of a flowering Palm Tree located on the shore of the Causeway Lake.

Sandra Gordon Grevillea, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

Sandra Gordon Grevillea – Aglow in the afternoon sun

Flowering Palm, Causeway Lake, Queensland, Australia

Flowering Palm – On the shore of the Causeway Lake

St James, Yeppoon

It is no longer used as a church. In fact standing on the side of a hill behind a couple of trees, it looks rather neglected and forlorn. The faint paintwork is peeling, feeling the affect of the tropical sun. I was attracted to it as I love old buildings – they have a character that is missing from the more modern edifices of cement and glass.

This image is of the old Anglican Church of  St James, situated in Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia.

St James' Church, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

St James’ Church – At Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia