Tangalooma…Aboriginal for “Where the fish meet”

Arrived at Brisbane airport at around 9.30am after 3 nights in Adelaide. Wasn’t blown away by there and when the hotel staff recommend you don’t stay out for too long after dark as it gets a bit hairy it doesn’t give you much of a good opinion of the area. The flight they booked us on was far too early for the launch boat that we were scheduled to be on. Sat twiddling thumbs at the airport for a couple of hours then went down to Holt Street Wharf which is in the middle of an industrial site. Not the greatest place in the world. Sat around there for a couple of hours and got on the boat at 5pm. Had a lovely sunset on the way over here. Walking down the jetty when we arrived the dolphins were happily swimming and feeding as we walked past. The hotel room is amazing. It’s more like an apartment. I could quite happily live in here. It was dark outside so I didn’t know what the view would be like during the day but what I saw this morning was something else. Less than 2 minutes from the sea I had the most welcoming view of the beach this morning. Palm trees and a pool outside the window. I’m in heaven. This place is great and it’s made me want to go to California even more than ever. Anyway, it’s still early in the day at the moment, I’ve just come off the beach and I got dolphin feeding later so will blog more then…
I decided to do some paragliding earlier. That was fun. Makes me wanna go skydiving! Being above everything gives you a better perspective of things. I did want to go on the quad bikes as well but there wasn’t enough time unfortunately. Man, one day is not enough on this island! There is so much to do here! So the dolphin feeding…that was amazing. The most incredible thing I have experienced since feeding a kangaroo. The guys and gals that work here have the best jobs in the world. It kind of reminds me of my days at Butlins actually as they seem to run the same way as we did. After I came back to my hotel room for a shower I went down to the bar as they had a karaoke going. Did I have a go? Yes, of course I did. When do I not have a go? It’s pretty cool when the entertainment staff come up to you afterwards as well and offer you a job on their team because of it as well lol. Oh well, alas it is my last night in Australia and what a way to end it as well! Thanks for everything the land of Down Under and I really hope I can see you again soon…well, Sydney and Tangalooma at the least.


About lianehoarephotography

Well the name is Liane Hoare as you could possibly guess from the name of this website and the nature of it should tell you that I have a keen interest in photography and poetry. I am in no-way a professional photographer but one day, who knows. Any spare time I have you will find me out and about with my digital camera, which at the moment I use a Kodak Z710 which has a 12 x optical zoom so I can get close to my subjects without getting too close. I try to get out as much and as often as possible, whatever the weather. I go to Carshalton Ponds in Surrey on a regular basis, I have a good rappor with the squirrels there. No matter where I go though I take my camera out with me. You'll find photos on here from Manchester, Kent, Caterham, Cardiff, Brighton and London. Animals are my favourite subjects, I try to get snaps of squirrels, birds and even pets belonging to friends and family. You could say that nature is where I am most comfortable. I have only really shown a keen interest in photography for about two years now since I got the Kodak Z710, before I just used to take a little 3 x digital zoom camera out with me when I went out with friends - as you do. Now it has become a hobby I would like to turn into a career. I try to enter photography competitions when I can nowadays and recently entered into one on the National Trust, I'll do anything to get noticed now - within reason of course. With regards to poetry, I've been writing that for over 10 years now. In the past I used to write things down, put it away and forget about it, until one day someone found some, read it and told me to do something with them. I started off by posting them on Facebook a few months ago, just to see what people thought and I was needless to say surprised by the comments. To me it's always been a very personal thing, something that I would keep to myself as I thought that other people would shun or laugh at it, I didn't expect people to say they actually thought it was good. That's when I decided to put together this website. Combined with my photos I feel it gives a good insight to the person I am and who I am capable of being and hopefully you will feel the same way. In the future I would like to be a professional photographer, and writer come to that. My ultimate goal is to live in California and be set up with my own business in said fields. And I hope that one day I could make my dream a reality. I've since upgraded to an EOS Canon 100d DSLR camera and have never looked back. Best thing I ever did!

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