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Caption Contest (!)

Here it is, the post you’ve all been waiting for: October’s Caption Contest (!).

We found this photo on Marine Rescue Hervey Bay’s Facebook page.

Hervey Bay (pronounced Harvey) is in Queensland, Australia. It is a sleepy little town situated on the edge of a calm, protected bay, which is a breeding ground for large numbers of whales. It looks as if they also have ‘big’ tides!

Caption Contest (!) Anchored Boat High and dry on Rock
“Your caption here.”
© 2020 Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Drop your caption into the Comments below. Good luck!

And remember to check out September’s winning caption and top 10 in this month’s Latitude 38 magazine.


  1. Cameron Tuttle 1 year ago

    Affordable haul outs available twice daily.

  2. Bob Adams 1 year ago

    I’m not sure that this is the right way to fish for Rockfish!

  3. Cecile Schwedes 1 year ago

    High see!

  4. Cecile Generaux Schwedes 1 year ago

    Aye see!

  5. Kelvin D. Meeks 1 year ago

    “Always entertaining – Captain Jack’s bottom painting projects were a race against time and tide – and a ballet with gravity”

  6. Jeff Deuel 1 year ago

    Let’s just anchor overnight- I don’t want to hit that big rock everybody’s been warning us about…

  7. Richard McCluney 1 year ago

    “Yup – it looks like the anchors holding.”

  8. Chris Cox 1 year ago

    It’s ok captain, I can’t se the shoreline.

  9. Chuck Hawley 1 year ago

    “Cap’n, that new anchor seems to be holding as solid as a rock!”

  10. John Thorne 1 year ago

    A perfect landing!

  11. Chuck Cunningham 1 year ago

    That first step is a killer!

  12. Bill Andrew 1 year ago

    Land Ho!

  13. Karl Brandt 1 year ago

    I’ll have a Nuria on the rocks

  14. Allyn 1 year ago

    The high point of our fishing trip.

  15. Dave Peterson 1 year ago

    Rock solid method to careening in style.

  16. Kerry Burke 1 year ago

    Social distancing from waves

  17. EasyEd 1 year ago

    Low Tide!

  18. Bob Martin 1 year ago

    All set for that polar ice melt!

  19. Mike Bennett 1 year ago

    Why? Because it’s there.

  20. Keeping Wildflowers 1 year ago

    “Honey, it looks like the tide went out … but, the anchor held.”

    “I’ve got some good news … and, I’ve got some bad news.”

  21. Ward VonTillow 1 year ago

    No ! I said reverse !!

  22. Luther Abel 1 year ago

    Ahoy, Captain, I see land!

  23. Peter Bennett 1 year ago

    Forgot the dinghy so we need to walk ashore.

  24. Newcomb Barger 1 year ago

    I think we’ll have to adjust the dip

  25. Vickie Gilmour 1 year ago

    High and Dry

  26. Ben Shaw 1 year ago

    Bringing a whole new meaning to a ‘well balanced boat.’

  27. Martin Thomas 1 year ago

    I see I set the fender a bit high

  28. Graeme Davies 1 year ago

    G’day from Marine Rescue Hervey Bay! We were nicely surprised to see a photo from our page all the way over the ‘Pacific Pond’. Your description of Hervey Bay was quite accurate, except our tides aren’t that big. We just used that photo to highlight some important factors regarding safe anchoring.

    Hervey Bay is a great holiday destination (in normal times), and became the first ‘World Whale Heritage Site’ last year. With Fraser Island wilderness just off shore, and great boating and fishing, Hervey Bay is definitely the place to be. Feel free to follow us on Facebook.

    • Monica Grant 1 year ago

      Hi Graeme, thanks for noticing us! Great photo by the way 🙂 And we’re happy to hear the tides aren’t quite that big. Scary thought. We’ll hit that like button on your page, feel free to like ours too! There are many Aussie sailors floating around who will be happy to photos from home.

  29. Paparazzi H2O 1 year ago

    Hey Bob, after you make the coffee, can you check the anchor…I think we were dragging last night.

  30. Brian Richards 1 year ago

    That GPS is really accurate. It took us right to that rock you set as a waypoint.

  31. Jim Coggan 1 year ago

    OK now, just for fun, let’s see if we can balance a couple big boulders on top of the radar unit.

  32. Steve Shinn 1 year ago

    Who said there is no boating in Bed Rock, Barney

  33. Bill Andrew 1 year ago

    Now this is taking extreme rock climbing to new heights.

  34. David Hume 1 year ago

    “Don’t move love, please, don’t move”

  35. Robt. Ward 1 year ago

    So THAT’s what they mean by “on the hard!”

  36. Scott Henry 1 year ago

    The anchor must be really well set! We haven’t moved an inch in hours!

  37. Steve Phillips 1 year ago


  38. Ray Hancock 1 year ago

    Cave-man Marina; “just park it over there, we’ll get that bottom painted in no time”.

  39. Roger Parker 1 year ago

    We are going to need bigger fenders

  40. Don Cavers 1 year ago

    Our trip had a rocky start but got better after high tide.

  41. Robertta Edwards 1 year ago

    On top of old rocky.

  42. Pete Swentzel 1 year ago

    It’s OK, the depth sounder says 10 feet.

  43. art ist 1 year ago

    That shark was so big even the boat jumped out of the water.

  44. Bill Willcox 1 year ago

    Rock. On.
    Not just another David Lee Roth riff.

  45. Gary Gray 1 year ago

    :+: keep an eye out for rocks just below the surface.

  46. Jim 1 year ago

    This new Rockna anchor is really holding.

  47. Betty Adams 1 year ago

    Hope the anchor holds!

  48. Clifford Shaw 1 year ago

    Why yes dear, you’re right, I can see much further from here!

  49. paul clausen 1 year ago

    I want to fish from my boat, but I don’t want it to get wet….

  50. Bud Kerner 1 year ago

    I think we got the last parking spot.

  51. S. ware 1 year ago

    Prepare to raise the anchor!

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