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    Fogbank Seen From Razorback Lookout.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 20 Jul 2010, 5:12 pm

    Razorback Lookout is a great place to get a wonderful view of the ocean & the countryside. This is mostly bush, as there are two National Parks which surround the inland portion of our town. This morning we went up there to have a look at the ocean & there was a fogbank running along the Richmond river & out to sea.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 20 Jul 2010, 5:12 pm

    Heading out to sea.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 20 Jul 2010, 5:17 pm

    It almost looks like a bushfire from here.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 20 Jul 2010, 5:20 pm

    Non-fog images taken at the same time.

    Looking down into Shark Bay. It is hard to believe it is winter. :D

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    Post by Joy on Tue 20 Jul 2010, 5:22 pm

    A view out to sea, looking toward Half Tide Rock & Goanna Headland.

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    Post by Dawn on Thu 29 Jul 2010, 4:07 am

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    A stunning photo Joy! a very thick fog coming in there did it reach you or did it veer off?. This is my favourite spot of your beach/sea scenes too. I love it when you post photos of this spot!
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    Post by Dawn on Thu 29 Jul 2010, 4:08 am

    Actually veer off was the wrong way of putting it did it disipate?
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    Post by Joy on Thu 29 Jul 2010, 12:01 pm

    :smile: It was heading out to sea from the river, Dawn. We don't get as much fog as they do nearby.

    Razorback Lookout is a great spot to take lovely scenic images. Now that most of the trees have been removed from there the views will be more so. Do miss some of the trees, though. They made wonderful frames for some shots.
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    Post by Dawn on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 3:50 pm

    Joy! why did they remove the trees?
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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 4:23 pm

    They were blocking the views out to sea, Dawn. Fishermen, in particular, did need to see exactly how the ocean, out to sea, was behaving, before they head out for the night. You can't tell what is going on out there by looking at the inshore waters.

    There is a bit of a story involved with these trees which were blocking the view to sea. Most of the trees, particularly the casuarinas, were not native to this area. The Lookout was always rather bare, which is natural for around here. Quite a few years ago some of the native scrub trees way down near the, inaccessible, bottom of the cliffs, well away from the Lookout, died off. It was only one species but some so-called "greenies" who didn't really know all that much, claimed they were poisoned by local residents. Firstly, as I mentioned, they were inaccessible & secondly, adjacent trees weren't touched, so their theory was way off. Anyhow, suddenly all these casuarinas, which grow like weeds in our climate, started growing, rapidly, where they had never been before. They soon totally blocked out many of the views out to sea, especially from the Lookout itself. They were pruned by the council occasionally but they kept growing & reproducing, creating quite a thicket of them. My belief was that these alleged "greenies" scattered casuarina seeds to destroy the views. Unfortunately, whoever did the clearing also removed the odd pandanus, which is endemic to the area.

    As you can see from the image of Goanna Headland, above, that those two headlands are fairly bare of large trees with just scrub growing.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 4:24 pm

    Here is the first image I took of Goanna Headland Halftide Rock, 2 & 3/4yrs ago. The hill to the right is almost devoid of vegetation which is what Razorback would have looked like. The lower vegetation is just scrub. I do miss my two "frame" trees though, but they are casuarinas too.
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    Post by Dawn on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 4:49 pm

    Awww that is sad , especially the pandanas that were taken too. But I suppose they had reason to take them away as you said. I would be missing them too I am sure.

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