Fu­ture look­ing bright

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

LO­CAL pho­tog­ra­pher Brooke Og­den took to the air on Satur­day, April 8, and what she recorded on her SD card will be a col­lec­tive sigh of re­lief for many.

The trade­mark azure wa­ter and white sand of the Whit­sun­days is back and the Visit Whit­sun­days group wants ev­ery­one to know about it.

Ini­tial images re­leased of White­haven Beach in the days fol­low­ing the touch­down of Cy­clone Deb­bie last month painted a gloomy pic­ture of the beach voted #1 in the South­ern Hemi­sphere.

Re­ports emerged that it could take years be­fore the iconic des­ti­na­tion would live up to the im­age printed on the travel brochure.

How­ever Satur­day’s aerial pho­tos – that Brooke en­sures have not been edited in any way – of Hill In­let de­pict the swirling sands money shot is still look­ing good.

The trees on the neigh­bour­ing hills of Whit­sun­day Is­land look a lit­tle bare but the wa­ter looks as invit­ing as ever and the sil­ica white sand has re­mained in­tact.

Langford Is­land, an­other iconic des­ti­na­tion, has also fared well.

Brooke flew with GSL Avi­a­tion and said the best spots were But­ter­fly Bay and the north side of Hook Is­land.

PHOTO: BROOKE OG­DEN

ON CAM­ERA: Lo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher Brooke Og­den cap­tured these images of the Whit­sun­days on Satur­day.

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