Coffee Onboard: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2016

It was time to trial a new venue for our bookclub and one suggestion was the Noosa Catalina Princess now moored in the river attached to a jetty which now served good coffee. All the old boat houses along the river have or are in the process of converting into coffee shops but few boast their seating in a boat.


© irene waters 2016

As we walked to board it looked odd this pristine, never been used rolled rope. Was it just for decoration or would it be used if a boat pulled in.


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016

As I looked at the rope which was oddly out of place where all else was old I looked down into the water looking for the fish that I knew would be there. It was odd not to see large fish gliding but the fry were there in plenty. What I wasn’t expecting was the face that seemed moulded in the water. Oddly, I can’t work out is it my imagination, can everyone see a face, is it my own face staring back?


© irene waters 2016

Resting my phone on a table I took a photo up the river. I sometimes rest my camera to stop any blurring from my own tremoring. It was odd because it did not seem as though the boat was on so much of a lean. Did I take the photo as the wake from the other boat reached us?


© irene waters 2016

An odd place for a paddle boarder to start. Coffee then play. I guess he’ll come back for another coffee as he has left his thongs on board.

Our next book club might have a few distractions but it was nice and quiet but we will definitely need to be rugged up.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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6 Responses to Coffee Onboard: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    That’s the first thing I noticed…the face in the water! Very cool, and odd! You took the photo at just the right time. 🙂

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  2. What a great idea! We live in an area with boats all around us. I’ll present it to them. Yes, I did see the face!

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene you have some marvelous photo for this week’s odd ball. I love the rope. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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