Shifting Sands

The biggest offshore dredging program has kicked off with a 111m long barge dredging tonnes of sand and pumping it toward beaches on the Gold Coast. The $13.9 million Beach Nourishing Project aims to increase the amount of sand on open beaches which are vulnerable to erosion caused by powerful cyclones and wild surf. For the next 16 weeks crew on the Balder R hopper dredger owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen will work all hours dredging tonnes of sand from deepwater to the surf zone. I SNAPPED this wonderful sight with a 600mm lens at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast. In Queensland, Australia.

Dear Jack

This is dear Jack, my beautiful grandson I snapped a few weeks ago. His second birthday is in about two weeks. As Jackie is so much like me as a child I don’t mind saying I shed a tear when I enlarged this image. It struck me hard remembering that I was the same age when I was dumped in an abusive Anglican Church Children’s Home with my sister, Suzanne. I lived there for 14 years, my sister eight. Jack has the same hair, eye lashes, lips, sleepy eyes and roundish face as me at that age. It really dug deep into my heart. This beautiful boy is well cared for and loved by his mother, my dear daughter, Elouise and her husband, John. Hooray.