Busselton Blues

Blue Yacht

What a cracker of a day down South today!

We started off with a surf at Gallows, followed by Breaky at Barnyards near the Smith Beach turn off, which was simply superb, then we loaded up the tender with the dive gear and dived the Busselton Jetty.

Wow……video and stills to come s time permits on that front.

Then I flew the drone over the jetty followed by a shoot out in the bay with these yachts racing with their spinnakers up!

Still from the Nikon and then up again with the drone above this lot!

I have a bit of editing to do! šŸ™‚

Sunset at Busselton Jetty

After driving all day from Bluff Knoll and stopping along the way, we almost missed this gem of a sunset, in fact as we came in sliding to the plate the sun had actually set and we were blessed with a really cool after glow.

Here is one of the gems I managed to sneak in with the famous 17mm tilt shift!

More images from the Busselton Jetty Fireworks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some more images from the Busselton Jetty Fireworks show…hope you like them!

Busselton Jetty Fireworks

I went down to Busselton this evening with Mikie Mike Fletcher to see the opening of the refurbished Busselton Jetty.

The refurbishment has taken 25 years as it was seriously damaged by Cyclone Alby and then a few years later fire also took out another part of the jetty.

Apparently there was a lot of debate as to if the jetty should have been saved, but a strong group of locals lobbied the Governments and the Council and managed to raise the $25,000,000 needed to get it back up to scratch.

The Busselton jetty is 1.82 km long and is the largest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and now it will stand proud for many years so that locals and tourist alike can enjoy the many different activities available on and around the jetty.

The opening night was celebrated with a fireworks display and this is teh first of the images I took this evening.

Busselton Jetty

 

 

 

 

I was down south just before Xmas staying at True North Ashore when we caught up with Christian and Mike Fletcher and their girls for a pre Chrissey dinner.

On the way home, these cool clouds were forming as a result of a low coming down from the Pilbara…the one that actually flooded Canarvon actually! So I decided to capture my first crack at the Busselton jetty.

I am pretty happy with it and the colours are not too bad given how overcast it was that day…hope you like it troops!