Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Seriously 'flooded'...


I've been very busy in the chookery (chicken farm) for three days now; it's harvest time and we're emptying the sheds.  There's a very tiny part of me that says I am happy because after a hundred and twenty days I can finally have my three-day break!  For four weeks now, I couldn't figure out what I have been feeling- whether this is burn out, depression, homesickness or love.  I cannot blame myself for including love in my differential diagnosis because even Gabriel Garcia Marquez had eloquently associated love with cholera.

Anyhow, I have started to regret meeting and knowing someone in my life.  But I don't want to ruin my three-day break from work with all these negative thoughts and feelings that I have had for almost thirty days.  So despite the financial insufficiency that I am experiencing these days (see this is another worry), I still spared some pretty penny for my trip to Western Australia this coming weekend.  Well, my trip is simple, I am just looking at exploring the city of Perth and visiting the moonscape-like place located 270 kilometres north of the city- The Pinnacles.

It was early this afternoon when I, at last, made up my mind for this trip so I rang the Flight Centre and booked a complete package.  But I needed to go to the store and pick-up the documents; so I drove all the way to Elizabeth and hurriedly went back 'home' (or 'farm', I live in the farmhouse) to prepare the chicken sheds for the final catch this evening... and on my way home, it was almost sunset.  Before I entered the town of Port Wakefield, I noticed the sea water flooding this tidal flat located just a few hundred metres outside the town centre.  For me, the lighting was nice so I pulled over and took some photographs; this is the best, so far:



The phenomenon had really caught my attention because it was my first time to see the water this deep in this tidal flat, everytime I drove past the area before, it was always relatively dry.  I hope you like this photo.
   

4 comments:

Kosa said...

fantastic shot!

another trip?
iba na ang yumayaman... penny penny nalang ang pang trip.. hehe

looking forward for another awesome shots doc!
ingat

Joanie said...

Now I understand why you also want an international feel... Hold on to your grip RJ...because at the end of the tunnel there's a light. Indeed you've seen them beautifully at your 3-day break. Embrace life :)

=JoShY= said...

KUYA RJ... kumusta...

BlogusVox said...

Wadi, arabic for dry river bed ang tawag dito nyan. But unlike in Australia, wadi here is a dangerous place to be. You don't see the rain but flush flood rages here suddenly. A lot of accident and lives lost because they stayed here without knowing it is a wadi.