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Greetings Berend. Thanks for your visit and compliment. The wharf on the outside of the bend is where my ancestors stepped ashore in Australia on 30 August 1865. We will be commemorating their arrival this year - 150 years on.

Ian

This is a very significant historical site, Berend. And, yes I am pleased th Panoramio continues. I hope it stays.

Ian

The headland is part of a basaltic lava flow from a nearby Tertiary vent, the rim of which we now call Sloping Hummock. The warm Coral Sea makes this area a wonderful holiday destination. In summer the sea turtles come ashore near here to nest. Out in these waters the whales come to feed and calve and fatten the calves during the winter months. They are arriving right now for the winter.

Can't wait to show you all this, Berend.

Ian

Panoramio has certainly made a difference to our world, Berend! Not only have we developed online communities of friendship, but many of us have met up and cemented those friendships. Panoramio has also allowed us to introduce hidden corners of the world to many other people. How else would the world learn about Yabba Creek, Old Yabba Station, Yabba Falls, and the birds of the Maas!

Warm regards on this our winter solstice day - enjoy your longest day of the year!

Ian

I am pleased to see and enjoy your Tongan photography, Nipper. Hufangalupe Beach, Tongatapu. This is a section of the Liku Coast (meaning windward or exposed surf coast) and as such is the southwestern coast of the island.

Greetings Bruno.The reason for the dead trees on the fringe of the lake is that the water-level was raised by about 2 metres in order to store more water, resulting in the death of the trees near the water's edge.

Ian

dear Caroline,

thank you for your kind comment, best regards

michael

A beautiful composition GGR ~ L-36

Best Greetings from Germany, Rainer

A very nice picture with the reflections in the river Ian. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Spread the word, Panoramio will go on!!

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