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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.


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    Cameron Tuttle 5 months ago

    Affordable haul outs available twice daily.

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    Bob Adams 5 months ago

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

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    Cecile Schwedes 5 months ago

    High see!

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    Cecile Generaux Schwedes 5 months ago

    Aye see!

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    Kelvin D. Meeks 5 months ago

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

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    Jeff Deuel 5 months ago

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

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    Richard McCluney 5 months ago

    “Yup – it looks like the anchors holding.”

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    Chris Cox 5 months ago

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

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    Chuck Hawley 5 months ago

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

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    John Thorne 5 months ago

    A perfect landing!

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    Chuck Cunningham 5 months ago

    That first step is a killer!

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    Bill Andrew 5 months ago

    Land Ho!

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    Karl Brandt 5 months ago

    I’ll have a Nuria on the rocks

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    Allyn 5 months ago

    The high point of our fishing trip.

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    Dave Peterson 5 months ago

    Rock solid method to careening in style.

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    Kerry Burke 5 months ago

    Social distancing from waves

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    EasyEd 5 months ago

    Low Tide!

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    Bob Martin 5 months ago

    All set for that polar ice melt!

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    Mike Bennett 5 months ago

    Why? Because it’s there.

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    Keeping Wildflowers 5 months 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.”

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    Ward VonTillow 5 months ago

    No ! I said reverse !!

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    Luther Abel 5 months ago

    Ahoy, Captain, I see land!

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    Peter Bennett 5 months ago

    Forgot the dinghy so we need to walk ashore.

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    Newcomb Barger 5 months ago

    I think we’ll have to adjust the dip

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    Vickie Gilmour 5 months ago

    High and Dry

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    Ben Shaw 5 months ago

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

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    Martin Thomas 5 months ago

    I see I set the fender a bit high

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    Graeme Davies 5 months 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.

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      Monica Grant 5 months 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.

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    Paparazzi H2O 5 months ago

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

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    Brian Richards 5 months ago

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

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    Jim Coggan 5 months ago

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

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    Steve Shinn 5 months ago

    Who said there is no boating in Bed Rock, Barney

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    Bill Andrew 5 months ago

    Now this is taking extreme rock climbing to new heights.

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    David Hume 5 months ago

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

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    Robt. Ward 5 months ago

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

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    Scott Henry 5 months ago

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

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    Steve Phillips 5 months ago


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    Ray Hancock 5 months ago

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

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    Roger Parker 5 months ago

    We are going to need bigger fenders

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    Don Cavers 5 months ago

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

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    Robertta Edwards 5 months ago

    On top of old rocky.

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    Pete Swentzel 5 months ago

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

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    art ist 5 months ago

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

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    Bill Willcox 5 months ago

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

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    Gary Gray 5 months ago

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

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    Jim 5 months ago

    This new Rockna anchor is really holding.

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    Betty Adams 5 months ago

    Hope the anchor holds!

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    Clifford Shaw 5 months ago

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

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    paul clausen 5 months ago

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

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    Bud Kerner 5 months ago

    I think we got the last parking spot.

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    S. ware 5 months ago

    Prepare to raise the anchor!

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