This beautiful spot is typical of the isolated anchorages still to be found in the Whitsundays.
This is a small island very close to the north eastern end of Shaw Island. I hope to get back there one day with a good camera and a wide angle lens.
The yacht is “Best Mate”, a boat I designed and built myself over a period of twenty years. She’s waiting on the mooring for me to take her on another voyage… :-)


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  • Darren Stones
    Darren Stonesover 5 years ago

    Well composed photograph, Matt. Beaut colours, too. Cheers.

  • Thanks Darren,

    Sorry about submitting more than one, I removed the others.

    – Matt Penfold

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 5 years ago

    Perfectly beautiful photo!

  • EEEK, you’re everywhere I look. Thank you ginger ; )

    – Matt Penfold

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    wonderful spot and brilliant capture of those mouthwatering colours ! (wish I was there….)

  • Thanks Ding, yes this really is a special place :)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 5 years ago

    Matt, all of your photographs are great, I love this one – such beautiful blues

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 5 years ago

    Matt…great picture.
    Hard to fathom how many nautical miles you are offshore with that ebb
    Found a great terminology site…s&ra ;-)

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “BBB’s – Boats! Beaches! Bays!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 4 years ago

    Well deserved on the feature Matt.

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  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 3 years ago

    Totally idyllic, what a beautiful location, and lurve your boat!! :))
    Is this near the Whitsundays?
    Love your framing!

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