Some new photos and an apology!

Starting with the apology. It seems my site somehow got infected by some malware, which meant that visitors to my site received a nasty warning from Google Chrome or Firefox saying that my site was infected and that your computer could become infected if you visited.

To my knowledge, noone received anything nasty from my site – I even visited it myself, but it certainly put a very rapid decline on my visitor stats for the past few days. Of course it started happening on a Friday afternoon when I was in Salamander Bay, away from my computer and leading into the weekend when the hosts weren’t able to provide help.

In any case, it’s all fixed now – the offending code has been removed. It seems to have been some out of date plugin or something which caused the problem. I’m sorry for any inconvenience.

Now, onto better things. My wife and I went away for the weekend up to Salamander Bay, and we spent quite a bit of time around Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay. It was a lovely weekend, beautiful weather and great company. I promised Kate I wouldn’t take my camera, so all I had was the iPhone camera.

Still, that was enough to at least record some memories of the weekend.

At the top of Mount Tomaree, there’s a growing trend to put a padlock with you and your partners names engraved on it, and secure it to fence. I guess it’s a symbol of unbroken love or something. Apparently it’s been a big thing to do overseas and now it’s growing here in Australia at certain landmarks or tourist spots. This photo was Kate’s idea, but the camera in her phone wasn’t good enough to capture it how she intended, so I took it with my iPhone which did a pretty good job of it.

Padlocks at the Summit of Mount Tomaree

Padlocks at the Summit of Mount Tomaree

We drove to Fingal Bay and then went for a walk around the headland. In a small cove I found this beautiful green tide pool. This is a 3-image panorama taken and stitched using the AutoStitch app.

Fingal Bay Rock Pool

Fingal Bay Rock Pool

And here’s Fingal Bay itself, a 5-image panorama again taken and stitched with AutoStitch.

Fingal Bay Panorama

Fingal Bay Panorama

On Friday night, we had dinner at Nelson Bay and the sunset was just gorgeous. This photo doesn’t do it justice, but the reddy/orange on the horizon with the boats in silhouette was just stunning.

Nelson Bay Sunset

Nelson Bay Sunset

Kate and I went for a nice brisk walk to the summit of Mount Tomaree on Saturday and I jogged up it on Sunday morning. It was a lot harder to jog up than I expected! It’s very steep. This image is from the Saturday more leisurely session 🙂

Mike at the top of Mount Tomaree

Mike at the top of Mount Tomaree

And here’s Kate in front of some of the rocks near the tide pool at Fingal Bay. I love this one because it reminds me of our trek around the headland, across the rocks, only to get into the small cove and find some stairs leading down 🙂

Kate near the rock pool at Fingal Bay

Kate near the rock pool at Fingal Bay

Thanks for looking.

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