Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Holy ... Ship

Huey, we have sunshine and blue sky!
A nice change for sure.
We also have higher temps but lower humidity.
The rain will be back soon enough and I'll enjoy it again, when it comes.

Yesterday morning, as I was just slipping back into the conscious world, Mr Sparky whispered "are you awake?" I think I mumbled "yeah" without managing to crack an eyelid. "Look at the sky," he said. And so look we did, just laying there is bed, watching it change colours.
That all just sounds a bit romantic really.

When his alarm reminded us that he needed to get up and ready I also plodded downstairs and grabbed my camera to capture the end of the pretty colours of the sunrise.

When Mr Sparky headed off to work, I headed out as well, knowing there was something of interest at the wharf.

Not the storm lilies, something bigger. Although they are all pretty in flower.

By the way, yes, that time is correct.

I've missed my port view from my old job and watching the comings and goings. I've also missed our relaxed BBQs down there.

Can you see what my something interesting and big was?

I had heard on the radio there was a cruise ship in and having not seen one in a while I thought it warranted a morning visit.

That, and that the wharf is always a nice place to wander with its heritage character. I believe the port was the first major part of town to be built really and it looks different today than it did back then, smaller as well I think.

The wharf sheds that have been preserved aren't really all that small but ships like these make them look tiny.

They started letting passengers off not that long after I got down there but other than that it was pretty quiet. It always is in the morning.

I love that in this area there are pieces of the old surrounded by the new. Just a little proof that things looked different in the past.

So after our wet start to the new year it seems we are getting a brief bit of sun before the rain comes back. I do find I need that big blue sky every now and again to counteract the grey. Vitamin D is always a plus too.

It is certainly feeling summery and the sun is a bit fierce. It is funny though that this exact same week last year had very similar weather. Hot, still and clear skies. 
Isn't it nice that facebook sends you reminders of the stuff from the past.

The water was so still and fairly clear too, for Trinity Inlet. Down at the marina I even saw some fish hanging around some object in the water. 

The stillness made for great reflections too. Reflections of boats, boats and more boats. There is just something about it.

It also worked well for reflecting the city.

I walked up a jetty that went along the front of the marina that I didn't really know existed. It made for a great view back to the city. A new sunrise or sunset spot to try out I think.

It also made for a pretty good view of lots of boats. Kind of pointing out the obvious there.

The cruise ship looked like part of the city, way at the back.

I wandered around to the Lagoon, looking for flowers really but loving how blue and tropical looking everything was.

I also wished I was dressed for swimming.

The rainbow shower trees are nearly done flowering. I'm glad I caught them. I love the variations in flower colour. Mr Sparky loves the pink shower trees, I think they are his favourite, and we also like the yellow. I can see us attempting to grow them in our one day garden.

The Esplanade still had its Happy New Year on but the Christmas tree nearby had started to be deconstructed. 

Also nearby is a raintree that is always decorated, slowly gaining more lanterns over the years.

Of cause on the return journey I had to pass that ship again.

How is the beginning of your year shaping up? I know many are coming down off their holiday cloud. I didn't really have holidays so things have just kept going on.
We have been attempting to make grown up decisions like weddings and babies and houses. Actually, we nearly bought a house, we are still on the fence a bit about it. Not buying a house, or some land but whether this one is what we want for now. You see we are in decision making time now. We need to work out whether to move or to commit to another year here and possibly buy a house as a future investment property or to wait and save, save, save some more to buy the rural property we dream of or to move and buy elsewhere or to do who knows what. I can tell you we are not the best decision makers around. This is kind of the fun stuff but they are big things after all. Some bigger than others. We need to make a leap, I can see that. It is just a matter of which way.
And let's just not talk about trying to set a date for a wedding and the up here, down there thing going on.

Well that was all a bit deep for the end of the post.
I hope you enjoyed coming along on my summery morning stroll and I hope my decision making spiel didn't hurt your brain too much.


  1. Such a warm day today, you chose well to go for that walk early. I found the front of the marina one day in a similar fashion to you while out walking .. "ooh, I never knew that was there". I have similar photos of the old wharf that I am proud of, but yours are much much better. You have a great eye and know how to use that camera of yours. Happy New Year.

    1. It was a warm one. I'm glad I'm not the only one discovering things on the go. With photos I think that is what is more important, being proud of what you took. Everyone sees things in different ways and likes different things. Thank you. Happy New Year to you as well and stay cool.

  2. Lots of interesting stuff here...thanks.

    1. That there is ... probably too much for one post. Maybe I need to split things up a bit sometimes. I was thinking of your new linkup and how this would have suited but I was a bit early.

  3. wonderful collection of stuff.

    1. Thank you. I think maybe a bit heavy on photos but then that is kind of how my walks go. Slow walking and heavy on photos.

  4. Holy ship - you posted for a few weeks worth of absolutely stunning pics! Love harbors, and there's no possible way AI can chose a favorite! Happy New Year:)

    1. Haha ... yes probably a bit heavy on photos but that is kind of how I roll when walking, I mean dawdling along. Thank you! I find boats and ports interesting. Happy New Year to you as well and happy photo taking.

  5. I miss the blue sky so much. It has been grey and raining for what feels like weeks now.


    1. I miss the blue sky too when it has been grey for a while. I hope your days get a little brighter.

  6. Big decisions like you are working through always take the most time and thought. Good luck with whichever your chose. I am sure you will both make it work.

    Great photos as always. I do so enjoy seeing your tropical paradise.

    1. Yes, we figure we can make anything work. Thank you for your good luck wishes. I'm glad you enjoy being taken away to a tropical paradise.

  7. Good luck with all your decision making. I loved following you around your walk, awesome photos x

  8. Such a nice set of shots - love the solo sea-gull and the clock tower.

    1. Thank you. It was rather convenient of the gull to sit there and I think that clock tower is pretty cool too.


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