in winter

courage is needed

for sailors


These yachts are moored at the Mornington Yacht Club down the Southern end of Port Phillip bay. I took these photos one freezing wintery morning when sailing was not a high priority for the owners of the owners of these yachts. The intensity of storms on the bay can be measured by the number of losses at this club. More than one insurance claim is usually made each Winter .  Unlike clubs further up the bay this one is not well protected by a  large breakwater. Behind the yachts in the images is the city of Melbourne CBD on the skyline about 40 kilometres to the North.

This is my contribution to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with COURAGE this weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

then and now



on the beach

at another time




at sunset

the slumbering beach

time to rest

Then was one of our many walks along the beach with Charlie at Ricketts Point .

Now is another of the recent sunsets Jill and I have watched at Ricketts Point since Charlie died.

This is my contribution to  RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 113 Beach&Time. To see all the creative haiku for this challenge from around the world go to