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15 Feb 2020

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Surf Boat races

Following my previous images, more on the Surf Boat races held at our local beach due to wild weather at the site originally planned. The races consist of rowing out to and around offshore buoys, then heading back to shore - catching and surfing a good wave being an important part of the process. My first PiP shows a boat (fourth in) "getting it wrong" while surfing, luckily being able to regain control (second PiP) and the final PiP shows a boat surfing a wave well. By way of background information, Surf Boats were developed in the early 20th century by Australian surf life saving clubs, to rescue endangered beach swimmers. The surf life saving clubs then began having competitions with them. The beach safety role now has been taken by jet skis and zodiacs, but Surf Boat competitions remain very popular in Australia and New Zealand. I've been busy with "home duties" lately, which has kept me from ipernity, but I'm very glad to say that Pauline's condition has improved over the time since she returned home (maybe too early) from hospital.

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15 Feb 2020

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Through the surf

As the old saying goes, "it's an ill wind...". A major Surf Boat competition was being held at another beach, but that was too exposed to dangerous surf created by a passing tropical cyclone - so the event was moved for the day to our normally quiet beach! I've never seen such a crowd or event here (see PiPs). More photos to come shortly. By way of background information, Surf Boats were developed in the early 20th century by Australian surf life saving clubs, to rescue endangered beach swimmers. The surf life saving clubs then began having competitions with them. The beach safety role now has been taken by jet skis and zodiacs, but Surf Boat competitions remain very popular in Australia and New Zealand. I'm very glad to report that Pauline at last came home from hospital on Friday and now is recuperating at home.

15 Feb 2020

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Surf boats

It was quite a surprise when dangerous surf conditions led to a major surf boat competition being relocated to our normally quiet beach! More details with my main image.

07 Feb 2020

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Good and not-so-good news

Our rain gauge this morning, making it a very Happy Fence Friday indeed. A major weather event is bringing copious rain to eastern Australia and should extinguish the fires here, though unfortunately it also is bringing flooding to some areas. That's Australia! Unfortunately, my other news is that Pauline has developed medical complications which have hospitalised her for the present. I'm afraid my involvement on ipernity again will be limited for some time. With those rather mixed items, HFF and best wishes for the weekend, everyone.

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21 Jan 2020

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Arrival

The helipad for the Moruya Hospital is right outside the Cancer Care Centre. I had commented to Pauline that it would be good to see a helicopter arrive when, to my surprise, one arrived half an hour later. This was taken through the hospital window. A few days later, the bushfires in the area burnt to the limit of the trees in the background, a few hundred metres, causing the hospital to be evacuated. UPDATE 5 Feb: This fire, at nearly 100,000 ha, was declared to be under control this afternoon.

02 Feb 2020

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Meg

We have two dogs, Coco (previous image) and Meg, who is a West Highland Terrier. We received Meg as a small pup and she has been raised by Coco - in the process acquiring a relaxed Labrador style temperament. She is supposed to be white, but that never lasts long as she rummages around in our garden. :-)

28 Jan 2020

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Coco

Coco is our Chocolate Labrador. She is darker than most (I'd think about 85% cocoa) and probably the most gentle and softest natured dog I've met.

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29 Jan 2020

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Gypsy Lady

While passing Moruya airport, near the river mouth (see my 29/1/20 image), I saw this Erickson Air-crane firefighting helicopter departing for duty (see also clickable PiP) These all have names painted on the front, this one is "Gypsy Lady" , which leads me to this musical link. HFF and have a great weekend, everyone.

29 Jan 2020

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Air-crane lift-off

While passing Moruya airport, near the river mouth (see my 29/1/20 image), I saw this large Erickson Air-crane firefighting helicopter departing for duty. Another (clickable) image in PiP.
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