Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Esplanade, Cairns. Queensland

View of some of the sea from the Esplanade, not pleasant, there is life there in the mud and water.




Walking along we heard a noise of the helicopter.




Out where we parked on the street - coffee and cafe's.

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  1. The mud flats are always left out of Cairns publicity material but even if was a pristine sandy beach, there would be something in the sea that would eat you or sting you.

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    1. Oh yes they sure are. The tide is usually a big one though.
      Always stingers in the sea, depends on how warm the winter is...and of course there are always sharks in many areas too.

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  2. Good views of a calm sea, and of a blue intense.

    Kisses

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    1. Can relate to that Jo-Anne, it's not the best to look at certain times.

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  4. I would actually like to walk along the mudflats and look at the life it contains...

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    1. Don't think anyone walks on the mud, probably sink down too much. Be lots of life down there in that mud.

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  5. Are they the slums of our beaches always full of life.
    Merle...............

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    1. There is life in most things by the sea and even in dry beds in our country, because when it rains if you recall, things come to life.

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  6. i love cairns. my friend and my daughter in law's mum live there. the fact that you can't swim in the ocean is a bit of a worry but it's only at certain times of the year i think. the scenery and surrounding areas are gorgeous, especially up in the mountains, or should that be table lands? great photos as usual Margaret, thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Winter time you can swim between the flags on the beaches for they are patrolled - summer time they would be patrolled too and there would be nets in those areas.
      The Tablelands are up high and it's rather flat up there when you get to the top - as in Atherton Tablelands.

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  7. Lovely blue sky and sea ...
    Cafe's look good, I wouldn't mind a latte!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Many Cafe's along that strip if you can get parked with your car.

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  8. If I recall the "smelly" mudflats are not exposed for all that long. The tides
    up there are generous in that aspect. Anyhow it is easy food for the sea bird
    population.
    Not yet "IN RESIDENCE" - ha ha.
    Colin

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    1. No they are not exposed for long as it's a big tide up there.
      Not long to go now and you will be Colin.
      Good luck.

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  9. The second picture reminds me of the Dominican Republic.
    Have a great one!

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    1. Oh does it, amazing that how some scenes remind us of other places.

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  10. Thank you for the look around
    Keep them coming and continue having fun

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    1. Well now you know what one looks like except in reality.

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  12. I like the look of that apartment block, although I'm not a fan of them usually, this one has shape and balconies, far better that the inner city "prison" blocks more commonly seen in low income areas.
    I remember playing in the 'mud flat' area next to the sandy part on Port Pirie beach, the mud there was black.

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    1. Yes, Port Pirie does have very uninviting black mudflats, as a visitor there one wouldn't tread on it at all, well we didn't.

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  13. blerk! typo better 'than' not better 'that'

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  14. The first photo is great though there is a lot of the mud, which is not nice.
    You had exiting time to watching the helicopter, it's always nice to see it close.

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    1. Took a while to work out what the helicopter was doing actually, why is was there but it was soon figured out.

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  15. Boa tarde, a vista é excelente, ver o mar cheio ou vazio é encantador, assim como, as suas belas fotos.
    AG

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    1. Thank you. Have never been there when the tide is fully in. If we venture to Cairns again hopefully we will see the tide all the way in.

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    1. Different there and nice to be able to walk by the sea in the city.

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  17. I always enjoy the pictures from places you visit.

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  18. Hello Margaret,
    Nice pictures. Great to see the sea with that helicopter.
    So wonderful.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  19. Beautiful photos of Cairns. I loved it when I visited there.

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    1. Always good to visit there and wonderful you have also been there.

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  20. I came from Sandra's blog and am in love with what I see. Those little ones are adorable, and your photos show places I only dream of visiting. I loved the beaches and water. It's so cold here in the states, I want to be there. You take excellent photos, and I'll be back to visit again and again.

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    1. Thank you. Lovely to have you looking at my photos of our holiday last year. I'm pleased you like them and many more to come :)

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  21. Hello Margaret, I'm just over from Sandra's blog and wanted to say how much I've enjoyed looking at your photos. I'm going to read some more of your posts now. Barbara

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    1. Hello Barbara, thanks for coming and pleased you enjoy my photos....a lot more to come..

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  22. There's life - look at all the tracks in the mud! Oh wait, those are human.
    Visiting from Sandra's blog. I've a couple blogger buddies from Australia and always enjoy photos of your country.

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    1. Those tracks could be an alien!
      Thanks for calling and leaving a comment...I'll come over a visit you..

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  23. Interesting images and country, I'm sure. Anyway, warmer than it is now where I live, Romania - better known as Dracula's country. We are now under huge mountains of snow and freezing temperatures. So no matter how bad the flatland smells, it's warm.

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    1. My Dracula country, goodness knows what will happen then :)
      Thanks for visiting and leaving comment,,,,
      Keep warm, summer here now, the place we went to in our winter is in the tropics in Australia.

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  24. i fell in love with your blues dear Margaret !
    i saw this post two days earlier but had to leave urgently due to sudden guest attending task but now when you gave another post i came here to say that loved your wonderful ,beautiful photos !

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  25. Beautiful blues :) so lovely that you returned. Thank you.

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  26. There is something about that first photo! I just love it.

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    1. Well it's different and I expect not many people would think to take a photo of it - I think that particular photo is on the Google Maps! (mine of course)

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