AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Double Spirit

At first, there seems to be nothing remarkable about this photo.
It's just a scenic shot on a sunny day of the lovely Spirit of Tasmania ferrying cars and passengers from Melbourne to Devonport in Tasmania.
(I took this shot from Dromana beach across Port Philip Bay!)
Not till I uploaded my photos of this ship did I notice something quite unexpected in a few of them!
A reflection of the boat's name captured far across the bay!

Fire ravaged island
Spirit of Tasmania
Proudly keeps sailing

P.S. I have been following the summer fire tragedy in Tasmania closely.
Dunalley, south of Hobart, was essentially wiped out.
HERE is a recent story that brought me to tears and prompted me to post this photo and haiku.

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Audrey said...

original et tres bien prit ;o)

'Tsuki said...

The spirit of Tasmania is a large one indeed ! Nice pic !

Carol L McKenna said...

Don't you love it when that happens ~ Dynamite photo! Wow!

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The Tasmania fires are just tragic Gemma. Terrible.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shot of the ferry and the reflection. I am so sorry to hear about the fires, it is devastating.



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