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PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 8th September is ‘Stuck’

Boat on the sand bank

Australia has just come out of a period of drought and I live at the end of the River Murray (longest in Australia) where it finally exits to the ocean.  The Murray River was being affected by the drought in Australia and water flows are minimal. The river level had dropped so much that there were sand banks appearing and the river shoreline was expanding. The water level had changed dramatically. This boat is in the middle of the river and well and truly stuck.

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About the PhotoHunt

The Saturday PhotoHunt is a photography blog “meme” that was started in March 2006

To play, you simply post a photo on your own blog that represents the theme. These are snapshots that you might have taken on a trip, with your family, or in your home. It is important to use only your own photos.

We are not professional photographers . . . although some are. We are bloggers who are having fun with different themes and sharing our photography. You can see more PhotoHunt entries at Whistlestop PhotoHunt and on Facebook

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13 Responses

  1. Suzy   Nice pic and a perfect take on the prompt. Thanks for dropping by mine.
    September 10th, 2012 at 4:20 pm   #  

  2. IndulgedFurries   Hopefully the boat won't be stuck much longer. Our entry for this week's stuck is: cats getting stuck in a different way.
    September 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am   #  

  3. sandi @the whistlestop cafe   This week's theme seems to have lots of people 'stuck'~ Great shot of high and dry !
    September 8th, 2012 at 10:17 pm   #  

  4. Jerry   We often see that here in Canada - although it is generally caused by the high tide shifts and not drought! Nonetheless, it is a great shot for this week's theme which, frankly, had me very stuck! Have a brilliant weekend.
    September 8th, 2012 at 8:41 pm   #  

  5. Mar   Hate to see a boat getting stuck...but it is a great capture for both themes! hope the drought situation gets better, we aren't doing any better...
    September 8th, 2012 at 3:19 pm   #  

  6. EastCoastLife   Great example for the two themes. I go for my holidays in Australia and took a boat ride on River Murray with my young son on one of the trips. It was an interesting and fun experience for us who come from a tiny island where tall buildings abound.
    September 8th, 2012 at 1:55 pm   #  

  7. YTSL   Australia appears to be a land very much affected by water. Not only is it an island but it seems to have its share of droughts and floods! :O
    September 8th, 2012 at 12:11 pm   #  

    • Vicki   Even though Australia is an island the land mass area is as large as USA minus Alaska and bigger than Europe. Considering the size of Australia we take up a fair bit of area and across many weather zones. This postcard illustrates well how big Australia is: http://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/AU-204520
      September 8th, 2012 at 12:33 pm   #  

      • YTSL   Hi Vicki -- I do know how big Australia is... Among other things, I've visited Western Australia before (was on a youth exchange to the coal mining town of Collie!) and my brother lives in Melbourne... ;) If I were generalise, it seems like the north and northeast is subject to the most floods and and the southeast the most prone to drought. Would that be correct?
        September 8th, 2012 at 1:10 pm   #  

        • Vicki   Well the north and northeast of Australia are in the tropical zones so they have cyclones and monsoon rain so do get a lot more water than the south. Australia also doesn't have many high mountain ranges per se and is relatively flat across a lot of the land which makes it easy for flooding to spread.
          September 8th, 2012 at 1:20 pm   #  

  8. ann   Yes, that's stuck until the water levels come back up... great shot for the theme!!
    September 8th, 2012 at 9:23 am   #  

  9. Carver   Oh dear that would be a drag (no pun intended). Happy Weekend!
    September 8th, 2012 at 9:14 am   #  

  10. Sue St Clair   Now that is a great example of stuck!!
    September 8th, 2012 at 7:55 am   #  

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