Rise and shine, @townsvillenorthqueensland style.
It seems every man, woman, child and their pooches come out to run, jog, walk, cycle or do yoga on the city’s beautiful foreshore boulevard, The Strand.
And then there was me, meandering along chatting with @jpeggreg and taking lots of photos and video of the rising sun getting brighter and warmer.
Seeing so many people active and enjoying life at that early time of the day is a beautiful thing.
Plus, the strip also has great coffee shops, seafood and restaurants scattered along the shady walk.
#townsvilleshines @queensland #thisisqueensland (at The Strand)
Good morning from bright, warm and sunny @townsvillenorthqueensland!
An early start with awesome local @jpeggreg to catch the sunrise along the city’s popular foreshore strip, The Strand.
Ok ok I know palm trees are so cliche, but as a visitor from a colder climate these sights are iconic of warmer places for us - and @queensland does them so well!
I’m feasting on breakfast at Juliette’s, as I heard good coffee resides there (I can confirm that’s true!), before heading west and inland to Charters Towers.
Let’s go explore!
#thisisqueensland #townsvilleshines (at The Strand)
I’m almost to @townsvillenorthqueensland - just one more flight with @qantas from sunny Brisbane to go!
Tomorrow I’ll start exploring the area, visiting country towns and massive waterfalls and out to the beautiful Magnetic Island. Can’t wait!
Here’s a question for the locals - where is the best coffee in Townsville? Breakfast recommendations welcome too!
I’m excited to get to share my experiences of the region with you guys, especially the sunrise and sunset instameets on Saturday!
@queensland #thisisqueensland #townsvilleshines #qantas
Lookout @townsvillenorthqueensland I’m on my way!
I’m off to explore Townsville and surrounds for the next few days, leading up to the Worlds Biggest Instameet in @queensland on Saturday October 4.
Along with awesome locals, I’ll be up on Castle Hill to welcome the sun, and then on The Strand to wish it goodnight.
Somewhere in between I’ll be on the hunt for coffee!
I’ll arrive after dark tonight, so I’m hoping @qantas will keep me sufficiently entertained on my flights today hehe.
Have a fabulous day!
#thisisqueensland #townsvilleshines #qantas
We get spoiled with epic sunsets and sunrises here in @tasmania, but I’m off to sunny @townsvillenorthqueensland in a couple of days so I’m hoping for some of that tropical sun goodness to shine on through my lens!
Are you in the Townsville area?
Are you coming along on Saturday Oct 4 to either sunrise on Castle Hill or sunset on The Strand? Let me know in the comments 😊
This was Five Mile Beach, #Hobart late last week. Those colours. Swoon. (at 5 Mile Beach)
Chasing light is always better when you’ve got someone to do the chasing for you, while you snap away like a crazy person!
Mobile phone lenses are tiny, and don’t generally cope well with bright spots - like a setting sun.
But you sure can work it to your advantage and get creative with how the sensor reads the scene ☀️😊
I’m still shooting with the iPhone 5S…I feel so behind the times now 😂 (at 5 Mile Beach)
Golden sky reflected in the wet sand of a beach. Simple, yet beautiful. Love those moments that exist for a second but live on in your mind (and camera roll haha!).
Howrah Beach with @lifecatchme last night. I think we spent more time just chatting, laughing and telling stories than paying attention to the setting sun.
Who do you like to take with you to capture beautiful moments?
(at Howrah Beach)
Beautiful light, peaceful calm and unhurried moments.
Enjoying experiences like this just minutes from a capital city is one of the reasons @jayedevil and I call #Hobart home.
This is Five Mile Beach - a wide, shallow bay perfect for capturing reflections of our famous Tassie skies.
Why is he wearing gumboots? Thousands of crabs call this beach home - it’s a little distracting to be shooting sunset whilst your toes are being nibbled! (at 5 Mile Beach)
Hello weekend, it’s lovely to see you.
I’ll be spending it packing for a visit to @townsvillenorthqueensland next week, leading up to the HUGE state-wide instameet day on Saturday October 4.
Along with awesome Townsville region locals, I’ll be at a sunrise meet on Castle Hill, and sunset on The Strand.
The day will be massive - there’s over 80 instameet locations throughout @queensland now confirmed.
Which one are you attending?
And who are you taking?
I love how this little app brings people together. We learn, share and enjoy how everyone interprets places in their unique style 😊