A Word a Week : Wind

Wind to me conjures up images of storms. The wind lashing the trees, whipping the ocean into a frenzy of waves and foam. Creating the wild surf-breaks that surfers love to conquer.

Storm season is approaching, January to March brings the hurricanes along the coast. The tropical North Queensland bears the brunt and the South East corner, where we live, gets the tail end, but it gives spectacular image opportunities.

Wind whips the spray off the top of the waves

Wind whips the spray off the top of the waves

 

The waves come crashing down

The waves come crashing down

 

Crowds gather at the end of the spit to watch the fury of the storm

Crowds gather at the end of the spit to watch the fury of the storm

The waves crash onto the rocks

The waves crash onto the rocks

The storm clouds gather and the red flag signals danger

The storm clouds gather and the red flag signals danger

 

 

Surfers enjoy the challenge

Surfers enjoy the challenge

Meanwhile on shore the wind tears at the Pandanus trees

Meanwhile on shore the wind tears at the Pandanus trees

 

Some branches cannot stand the battering wind

Some branches cannot stand the battering wind

 

 

I wonder what sort of season we will get this year. We need rain but not in torrential downpours.

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Sue of “A word in your ear” opens her dictionary each week to find a word to challenge us with. This week it is WIND

 

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “A Word a Week : Wind

  1. Impressive storm surge!

  2. Wow, you really captured the wind with this post!

  3. fantastic shots, those people look so small and vulnerable out on the spit!

  4. Amazing seas, lovely photos – I can almost hear the wind from here!

    • G’day Madoqua, lovely to look at and photograph but hope we don’t get the terrible storms of the past few years

  5. It never fails to amaze me the way people put themselves in danger. Great photos PP 🙂

    • Thanks Jude. Yes those crazy surfers. They had a lots of spectators watching from the safety of the shore, including me !!!!

  6. This is not wind. This is a tropical storm. And, of course, one must surf in a storm!

    • G’day Emilio. Yes it was a tropical storm in February 2013, and the wind raged at over 100km/hr. Surfers still went out in it !!!

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