After narrowly missing the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Hamish, Noosa’s main beach still suffered a significant loss of one of its least sustainable resources — sand. Noosa main beach, due to the hard rock groins and other nearby development, such as Hastings Street, usually pumps sand from the nearby estuary to keep the beach sandy for visitors.
However, by the time Hamish was close to Noosa (just off the tip of Fraser Island) it had reduced to only a category 2 cyclone. I wouldn’t like to see the results of a category 5 hitting square on the Noosa coastline. Somehow, I think some very expensive properties would lose some real estate.
A note for budding photographers. The images above display what happens when shooting into the sun. High contrast, sun directly overhead or into the lens, makes for a poor quality image. Ideally these images would have been shot during the late afternoon, with the sun low in the sky. But sometimes it’s just not possible to get the best lighting conditions.