Sunrise @ Mooloolaba Boat Harbour

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Comments (11)

bdeh on June 27, 2012

Great shot and beautiful light Ian. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on June 27, 2012

Though I am not much of a nautical man, Berend, I love being among the boats, the smell of fish and nets, and the hopeful expectations of the fishermen, "boaties" and "yachties". Last week, I was talking with a couple who were spot-painting their yacht before continuing their circumnavigation of Australia. They were so full of hope and excitement. It is infectious.

Warm regards,


bluenose11 on June 29, 2012

Hi Ian Stehbens, Lovely Pic.I love the oceana and fishing, the only thing I dislike is the sea sickness. Hope all is well with you and the family

Greetings from Toronto- Anna

Amelia Royan on July 2, 2012

The mere name of this harbour conjures up Aboriginal roots dear Ian. I wonder if the culture is as rich as it sounds. It seems as if you are having a good winter. Rather different to the UK summer I'm afraid.

Warm greetings from Norway, Amelia

c. bayernengel on July 3, 2012

schön, like

Peacebuilders Intern… on July 7, 2012

Hi Anna. We are all very well. Thanks for your friendship and appreciative visits to my gallery. I like to be out walking by the sea one morning a week, and when I do I enjoy the golden light.

Best wishes from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.


Ian Stehbens on July 7, 2012

Dear Amelia,

You are right in recognising Mooloolaba as a word having an indigenous origin. I understand that the local name for snapper fish was mooloo or mulu; ah and ba are both endings that refer to a site or "place of", hence mooloolah, moolooba. The precise name used today was constructed and given by someone who offered land for sale here at the mouth of the Mooloolah River. I guess there is a nice rhythm to the name Moo-loo'-la-ba'.

As for our weather we are having a beautiful winter with occasional frosts, clear skies and warm sunshine though this year there have been a few days of rain and cold wind every couple of weeks or so. And yes it is as good as most English summers.

Warmest regards from the Sunshine Coast.


Ian Stehbens on July 7, 2012

Greetings bayern angel.

Thanks for the compliments.

Warm greetings,


Thanasis Germanos on August 3, 2012

Beautiful photography, i like it !!! LIKE Thanasis

Ian Stehbens on August 3, 2012

Thank you, Thanasis. Boat harbours are full of photographic opportunities.


Ed. Rodríguez Prati on August 5, 2012

Very beautiful! Transmits joy...

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