I’ve started a new feature called ‘Live Updates’. Basically when Im at a beach I will upload live pictures and comments to the website using my Iphone. My GPS position will also be logged live on a map at the bottom of the post. Sure.. the Iphone is not famous for its picture quality, but it’s a quick and simple way to show where I’ve been taking photos recently and what to expect on site in near future.
Live Updates will show as the first blog article when I’m at the beach and for a few hours afterwards. You can also visit the Live Updates page to see my last trip. My goal is to convert trips to proper blog entries (ie, with proper photos) on them within 2 days.
I upload pictures from the Iphone using Flickr as they have an easy to use system to display on site. Comments are via Twitter. Map is updated via Iphone GPS in real time. If you catch me when Im at the beach (comments and map will show last update time.. if its within 20 mins I could be still there) you can see me move around/add photos and comments by refreshing page. This should be done from the actual Live Updates page, not the blog front page as it will take too long to load.
So… Saturday was a total washout, howling wind and rain. I got bored of being stuck inside and drove down to Cronulla beach around 4pm. I parked alongside the coast at North Cronulla and walked towards the main strip…(See Green pins in Sept map below). The rain competed with the wind driven spray to soak me, but they were no match for the power of my Gortex Jacket. I walked around to Shark Island where I took this picture.
I was trying to capture the power of the waves, but my lens kept getting wet, blurring the pictures. You get the idea though…
I then walked back to the main beach where I took this picture of the Beach Closed sign.
Beach Pictures: Widescreen
Sunday the weather was much nicer, though still windy. I drove down to Bronte to check out the surf, but it was still pretty much washed out. By the looks of it, surf will be good tomorrow… which is ofcourse a work day…
I walked around to Tama, then up to the cliffs above South Bondi before going back. I took the picture above of the waves crashing into Bronte Headland just before I left.