Monday, January 28, 2013

Our World Tuesday - "Our home is girt by sea"

Yet another quick post today.

The line "our home is girt by sea" is from the Australian National Anthem - and is the cause of much confusion, amusement and typically appalling Dad jokes.

Given that this weekend was a three dayer courtesy of Australia Day, I thought I post some picture takes while I was girt by sea.

I've started to develop a real love for snorkelling in the often crystal clear waters of Australia.  

The first of these two images come from Tasmania, where I was able to drift over golden granite boulders dappled with sunlight and grazed by fish.


The second is from Point Lonsdale on the mainland.  Here a set of reefs cuts off the bay on which Melbourne stands - Port Phillip Bay - from the sea beyond.  At low tide these area is a series of interconnected rockpools and shallow water.  Its perfect for exploration and drifting.


With very little investment you can enter a wilderness within ear shot of good coffee and all the delights  civilisation has to offer.

You can see more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

Enjoy the pictures.

31 comments:

Fun60 said...

You are fortunate to have such warm beautiful waters around your shore to partake in such a wonderful pastime. Great pictures of those clear seas.

Mary Gerdt said...

Great images...OK Stuart, what does "Girt" mean? It sounds like my name Gerdt??? Have a great day! mary

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I first snorkeled in Cozumel and fell in love. It's so peaceful. I only wish I had an underwater camera to take shots like these.

Marcia said...

Lovely but couldn't you share a few more photos? You really got me curious to see more.

TexWisGirl said...

'girt by the sea' i like that. :)

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful captures of an incredible place, Stewart! I do love the color of the water! Have a great week!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Great photos Stewart! I really want to see Tasmania :)

Wally Jones said...

Superb photos of really clear water! I love the sunlight filtering down from the surface.
Very nice!

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, I like your "girt by the sea". It is a beautiful place. My hubby loves to snorkel, I think he would like living near a place he could snorkel any time he likes. Great shots, Happy Australia Day!

DIMI said...

Happy Australia Day Stewart!Your pictures are amazing!So beautiful colors!I'm waiting to see the dolphins!!Is it soon?I'm so sad about the flood in Brisbane,my father lives there.Have a nice day.
Dimi..

Brian King said...

Wow! Those are beautiful!

makiejl.com said...

Marvelous!!
~Linda

Jackie said...

Girt by the sea sounds and looks wonderful. I don't know what 'girt' means either but it must be good!

Oh my to have an underwater camera must also be fabulous!

pattisjarrett said...

Lovely pictures. Such beauty girts you. :) I was wondering about shooting underwater, and see others mentioned it in their comments.

Jim said...

Beautiful.

Luna Miranda said...

it's a beautiful world underwater. gorgeous photos.

i also enjoy snorkeling but the nearest sea that is good for snorkeling is a 3-hour drive. i wish Manila Bay is fit for snorkeling because i'm a just a few minutes away.:p

ladyfi said...

What beautiful shots!

NatureFootstep said...

so beautiful it is. Would like to be snorkling there. :)


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Anna said...

Such a beautiful underwater captures, Stuart!
Love the colors of that world...
Have a nice week and warm greetings from Holland,
Anna

Kerri said...

Oh how Lovely Stewart!!! Such clear water!

Arti said...

Such beautiful captures. Lovely clear and clean waters. We celebrate our Republic Day on the same day that you have your Australia Day!
Have a happy week Stewart :)

Karen said...

Oh I love this part of your world. I snorkelled on The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of OZ.

Dana said...

Such lovely colors!

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Laura said...

magnificent Stewart... so different from where I live.

Genie Robinson said...

What heavenly pictures of of nature's under waters. The colors are so pretty. I have been down only one time and I will remember it til I die. There is nothing any more beautiful. genie

amanda said...

Happy (belated) Australia Day!
Great photos of incredible locations.
My husband has enjoyed snorkeling while we vacationed, he says it's amazing. Something I have yet to try!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just beautiful. I wish I didn't have clausterphobia when it comes to snorkeling masks.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful shots! You live in a great place! The ocean is VERY cold where I live. Even in the summer...

Valerie said...

Fabulous captures, Stewart - such beauty. Thanks for sharing.

Lenka said...

Such beautiful captures of an incredible place, Stewart! I do love the color of the water! Have a great week!
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