On the very rare occasions that Noosa gets waves, there's a bunch of old gum trees
that you can use to mark your position in the crowded lineup
as the sweep endeavours to shove you away -
past First Point and down towards the Rivermouth.
The gum trees provide shade in our hot summers and a place to hang out
for goannas, koalas and pink and grey galahs.
Back in the day you could actually park under them as in this Kodachrome from around 1987.
So why would somebody want to spray paint another living thing?????