Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Blue Day in the Great Sandy Strait

Probably one of the most stunning days I have had out on a boat was this day... Out in the Great Sandy Strait. We were heading out on a Dolphin & Orca Watching trip.

The Great Sandy Strait is an 70 km Australian sand passage estuary separating mainland Queensland, from World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

The day began like this at 8:45am; Blue skies with low lying fog over Fraser Island.

The closer we got to Fraser Island, the thicker the fog, and the worse the visibility became with no blue sky in sight...


Around 1pm, blue skies reappeared above and a 'Fogbow' appeared. A fogbow is a phenomenon similar to a rainbow, produced by sunlight shining on fog.

As we headed back to the Mainland, the fog continued to lift...



And the sky was the most beautiful blue with white fluffy clouds...

Serenity...



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13 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Probably one of the most amazing rainbow pictures I have ever seen.

Greetings,
Filip

Bernie H said...

Magnificent photos! What an amazing day.

jeannettestgermain said...

Oh, I really enjoyed the sky, the clouds, the water! So beautiful and peaceful!

bettyl-NZ said...

Even in the fog, these are some awesome scenes! The blue sky is just phenomenal.

ladyfi said...

How gorgeous - and that foglow is amazing!

Hilde said...

Great photos! Love the blue water, the beautifully formed clouds, the reflections and the magnificent rainbow. The first photo with the birds is splendid, this is my favourite one. This must have been a wonderful trip!

Visiting from 'Through my Lens', greetings from Hilde
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Kim ,USA said...

Oh wow those are beautiful!!

Thank you in linking Water World Wednesday. I do appreciate it and see you next week!
Kim,USA

Light and Voices said...

So blue...so much sky...so much water....excellent photos.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Brian King said...

Fabulous! I love the second photo of the boat!

Powell River Books said...

I've only seen a fogbow once. It was a foggy day on our lake and we were trying to get to town. We stopped in the fog to wait it out, and just as it started to clear the fogbow appeared. Quite an experience! - Margy

Captured By Jade said...

I've never heard of a fogbow before, much less seen one, but its quite a sight.

All the blue is just stunning, and the clouds almost look unreal. Amazing shots!

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Molly said...

I have never seen a fogbow before, that is a very cool

Mollyxxx

Michael S-B said...

Fantastic photos, Liz. I know I've said it before, but I was so pleased you could have that time while I was working up there. The fogbow is great.

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