New years day I headed out bright and early to fly my Mavic 2 along the coastline here. I headed to Gerringong first, but unfortunately my arrival coincided with the arrival of sea mist. No sooner had I put the drone in the air midway down Werri Beach than thick mist rolled in, totally obscuring the town! So, I packed up the drone and headed over to Kiama hoping it wouldn’t be affected by the mist. When I go there I discovered the mist was all the way up and down the coast, but not as bad at Kiama as it had been at Gerringong. So I flew the drone, got some nice shots including some full 360º panos. Afterwards I walked up the hill into town and head a sensatioanl Eggs Benedict at the Black Rock Cafe. In the evening I headed over to Shoalhaven Heads and shot a glowing red sunset. All things considered, it was a great way to begin 2019.
Conditions were a bit better in Kiama. This is a 180º looking south towards Surf Beach and Kendalls. At the bottom of the frame you can see the oldest buildings in Kiama – the Post Office, the police station and the court house.
The mist was completely obscuring Blowhole Point, so I flew out over the ocean to the edge of the mist and then shot back in towards the land. I thought this looked a bit like a ghostly hand grabbing the town!
In the evening I headed out to Shoalhaven Heads with the drone. There wasn’t much in the way of high level cloud but I thought it might be a bit of a golden sunset. This was taken only about 15m up – you don’t have to get miles high with a drone to get a cool vantage point.