Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Posts tagged “Busselton

Some old friends

I am reasonably sure I have photographed this pair of Spoonbills before. They inhabit the wetlands around Busselton. They are lovely birds and very photogenic.
Spoonbills


Busselton Jetty Dawn

Busselton Jetty Sunrise

Busselton Jetty Sunrise


A bit of a mixture

Here is a shot of a dolphin at Three Bears this morning.

Surfing dolphin

Surfing dolphin


And here are some shots from yesterdays departure of the STS Leeuwin (leaving Busselton, bound for Fremantle).
Bowsprit

Bowsprit


From the stern

From the stern


Sailing away

Sailing away


The Leeuwin left the jetty under power, then turned into the wind as the sails were raised. Once under sail the Leeuwin looked graceful and in her element.


Busselton Ironman – Swim section

I went into the Busselton Ironman this morning. The pro start was at 5:30, so it was an early rise. I was amazed by the sheer scale of the event, and the number of people watching at 5:30am. The bicycle compound had 1360 high tech bicycles in it for example! Here are some shots.

Rescue craft positioning themselves prior to the start

Rescue craft postioning themselves in preparation for the start


The Pro start

The Pro start


The amateur start

The amateur start


Watching over them

Watching over them


The jetty crowd

The jetty crowd


Someone needed a rest

Hitchhiker


Coming in to the finish

Coming in to the finish


Under the Busselton Jetty

As a young child I lived in Narrogin. My father was a keen fisherman, and not so keen farmer. Once the harvest was finished, we all went down to Busselton until school resumed. We stayed with thousands of others on the camping grounds in Busselton. In the middle of the day it was hot in the tents, and most days we went down to the beach and stayed under the jetty during the heat of the day. It was packed day after day, and the jetty foreshore was always crowded.

Times have changed, people have air conditioned caravans, stay in holiday houses and resorts. However under the jetty it is still cool in summer and has a charm of its own.

This was taken before the jetty was upgraded/replaced.

Under the Busselton Jetty

Under the Busselton Jetty