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Welcome back, ƤōƝƓ. This is beach, dune system and island were created by the longshore drift of sand, northwards along the NSW and south Queensland coast. Volcanic islands, lava flows or uplifted sandstone geology interrupts the flow temporarily accumulating sand on the southern side of the resulting headlands. During the Pleistocene ice age the volume of sand available was massive and the onshore winds then blow the sand from the beach ridge to the NW in longitudinal dunes. Since vegetated. The forests then are on sand and are very vulnerable ecosystems, susceptible to fire, animal or human traffic for where the cover has been broken or removed, sand blows form, and the sand migrates again burying vegetation, even forests in its path.

Gold Coast beaches, Sunshine Coast beaches are all part of this river of sand, as are the major sand islands of Stradbroke, Moreton, Fraser.


There is 165M fall here, which makes it a magnet to me, and each time I stand in the gorge awesome, majestic and special are the words that come from my lips.

Thanks for your appreciation, ƤōƝƓ.


Autumn has arrived here at last, after a long summer with plenty of heat. But the seasons changed violently this year with deluges last week in Brisbane and the previous week in Sydney where accompanying strong winds brought down trees, powerlines and damaged homes. Now all is gentle, calm, and green...quite unlike your Herbst.

And the warmest regards from autumn in OZ.


Still a favourite!

Another of the images that have made Sumiswald so special for me!

Sumiswald in winter - connecting me to the Sumiswald in summer - and all the others seasons that breathe life into your galleries and portrayal of HOME.

I am enjoying your travels, May, and your compositions and your selection of images.


I love the Eiffel and Mosel, too. This, is beautiful- landscape and photography. Warm regards,


It is always wonderful to explore your galleries, May, and also very special to receive a generous comment from you. I am not finding much time for photography lately, but the love and interest is very much still there. I met a former Swiss citizen yesterday and inevitably in our conversation I spoke of the Emmental and Engadin!



Many thanks for your visit and comments – Greetings from Athens - Christos

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