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Good Friday, Maroochy River

This afternoon was spent lazing around a small bay near the mouth of the Maroochy River, fishing, swimming and of course taking photos of the landscape and passing watercraft. This guy was taking his children for turns on the jet-ski. Every weekend many jet-skis can be seen maneuvering through the river, jumping over waves at the river mouth, or heading out to sea. You can hire them if you want to also, per hour.

Although probably not best suited to the normally quiet waters of the river, the jet-skis are certainly fun to watch. They travel very quickly, up to 80km/h I would guess on flat water. It has been amazing seeing the evolution of such PWC’s (personal water crafts), from the original stand up varieties, to the more recent multi-seaters. Along many Australian beaches they are used by surf lifesavers to rescue endangered swimmers or by surfers as a tow-ride out to large waves.

I chose to convert to black and white here because of the washed out appearance of the original, and felt the patterning of the water would look stronger in grayscale.

Matt

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