Skywatch Friday: 17th June 2016 Noosaville 4.50pm

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© irene waters 2016

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© irene waters 2016

In response to Skywatch Friday More photos on Irene Waters photography page FB

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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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30 Responses to Skywatch Friday: 17th June 2016 Noosaville 4.50pm

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  2. s.c. says:

    Nice sunset with a kind of cottonwool sky. Great view. I like it.

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  3. I did a few ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaaahs’ over these two photos, especially the first one. Do tell, are they taken close to where you live? Do you just step outside of your house and find these views? How lucky!

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    • This part of the river is about a 7 minute walk from my house. We have a different part of the river across the road from us so we are never far from water. Now I’m taking Muffin on long training walks we often walk to the part of the river that is further away. Yes, I know, I’vm very lucky.

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  4. Stan says:

    What a terrific mackerel sky!!!

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  5. Rowena says:

    I saw some cottonwool skies like these the other day…of course, while I was driving. I get totally mesmerised by the clouds.
    Speaking of clouds, more doom and gloom forecast for the weekend and my kids are supposed to be camping under canvas at the scout hall tomorrow night. I guess they’ll move into the hall if the weather is bad. They’re going to a Minecraft camp.

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    • Hope you are surviving the weather Rowena. It started here about 10pm and has been steady rain overnight. Our worse time is predicted for between 9am and 3pm. Hopefully your children had a good night and the weather doesn’t get to you until today. Wet sleeping bags aren’t fun.
      Our sunrise the next morning still had the same clouds with others rising out of the sea as though it were on fire. Just magnificent.

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      • Rowena says:

        Wow. That sunrise sounds amazing, Irene. The kids made it through the night okay. We’ve had some heavy rain but they’re talking about more hitting tonight although its very calm and dry out there at the moment. I’ll be leaving the dogs in tonight. They like their rugs and a warm lap at the moment!
        Hope you have a great week!
        xx Rowena

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      • Mooloolabah copped it here with a little tornado but we were fine (wet actually but not dangerously so). Glad the camp was good and the dogs are warm. Have a great week.

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      • Rowena says:

        Do you live near Mooloolabah? I went there probably 20 years ago. Lovely place and pretty tropical from memory.

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      • About half an hour north of there. We are all classified as the sunshine coast but it is quite a long strip and we are at the extreme north of it, Mooloolabah is in the middle. There is probably a lot more high rise there now than when you visited but still pretty.

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      • Rowena says:

        My friend lived in Maroochydore. I’m not sure about the spelling but it was a stunning place.

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      • perfect spelling. Parts of Maroochydore still are but there is also a lot of high rise. Apparently not that long ago Noosa and Maroochydore were the same population, and very similar in the way the villages were but Maroochy Council went for development and population increase whilst Noosa went for biosphere and population limit making them today two very different towns with I have discovered a bit of angst between the two (due to a forced council merger which Noosa then broke away from ). Personally I like the laid back feel of Noosa where Maroochydore is for me a bit like going to Sydney for the day.

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      • Rowena says:

        That’s quite interesting, Irene. I know Byron Bay and the Gold Coast quite well and they have a similar split. Byron Bay is relaxed and quite environmentally aware and despite the yuppie infiltration, still quite alternative. Cross the border, and such a different story. Much more pretentious…at least, from I’ve seen.

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      • I grew up in Casino so Byron Bay was well known to me (when it was a whaling station.) I think it has changed massively whereas the gold Coast, even in those days was high rise and glitzy. Still I agree with you Byron Bay has not gone that way and I think it is a good thing. Part of its beauty. Evans Head put a building and population ceiling on a long time ago and when we last visited (about 5 years ago) it was still the same as when I was a kid. A breath of fresh air when development seems to be all around us.

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  6. Peter B says:

    That sky seems to go on forever!! Both photos are beautiful.

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  7. J Meyer says:

    Magnificent sky watch photo. Have a happy week-end.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  8. Incredible panorama! I love those clouds!

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  9. Oooooooh – the bottom photo looks like a bowl, ready to catch the clouds as they fall. The top photo looks like an endless vista of glory. We get gorgeous clouds here sometimes, but I’ve never seen anything like these.

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