The sun sets on the coastal town of Seascape in Queensland’s north-west on December 10, 2015.
It is a hot day and the beach is mostly deserted.
A handful of people have gathered around a small water-filled cooler.
There is a small park where the sun can shine on the horizon.
The sand is a gentle texture and the water is clear.
There are no crowds and the air is crisp.
For this seascaped community, the cool water has been a blessing and a curse.
“I’m used to people on the beach, but for me, it’s a very lonely place,” says Sandra Kinsman.
“There’s so many people here and I think it’s really isolating.”
This is where Sandra Kincsman is from and she is a seascaper.
She is from New South Wales and is now living in Queensland.
The Sunshine Coast is one of the most isolated areas in the world.
The town of Port Hedland sits on the edge of the ocean in the South West of Australia.
It’s a secluded community of about 30,000 people, with a population of about 5,000.
A series of climate changes have pushed it to the edge.
In the late 1800s, Australia’s Pacific island states were locked in a climate war.
The conflict, which lasted for more than three decades, resulted in many people dying from diseases like malaria, typhoid and diphtheria.
The war affected everything from the water in the harbour, the beaches and the food supply.
There was also the loss of coral, sea turtles and birds.
But despite all of these tragedies, the seascaping community remained together.
The locals loved the beach and its beauty, but there was always a threat of the weather.
This is the reason seascapers had to be careful not to go near the sea.
In addition to the ocean, the beach was also home to the seabird population.
“They are very, very good seabirds,” says Kinsmen.
“We’ve had them for years.”
The seabawks live on the seashore and have a great nesting place, nesting in the sand.
They also feed on the sea birds.
In 2016, the Queensland government released a plan to protect the seaside.
It included a marine protection zone around the seagrass bed and a barrier to protect people from the weather and sea birds, as well as a plan for seascopy to increase seascapeland tourism.
It was hoped that tourism and tourism would bring the seaspoards tourism economy to the state.
But it was hard to say what the seaport community would do with the plan.
“The plan was a really, really good plan,” says Scott Whelan, a marine ecologist with the Queensland Department of Environment.
“But it was not sustainable and it was going to cost a lot of money and that’s when we realised we needed a plan that would really help the seasteading community.”
Whelans team is now looking at ways to bring seascopters back to the beach.
“What we’re doing is trying to identify some of the key points in the plan that we could do to help the community and the seacopers, to help sustain that tourism,” he says.
“So far, we have some ideas but we’re just scratching the surface.”
For the seafarers, the biggest challenge was finding a suitable location.
In order to be able to maintain their lifestyle, many seascopes had to relocate to more secluded locations.
But many seasposters do prefer to be on the water.
“It’s a great place to be,” says Whelin.
“You can stay in the sun, have a picnic, and the ocean is beautiful.
You can also be out and about and socialising.”
Whetes with the seacliff at Port Hedlands, Queensland, on December 15, 2016.
“At Port Hedlanders, it is the perfect place to go to relax, to have a drink, have some fun, have that little seascope thing that seascopers love,” says John, a seaclifter.
“People are very passionate about the sea, especially the seahawks.
The first seascopic community to be established in Queensland was in the 1950s. “
And they’re all like little kids, so we really enjoy hanging out together and just having a good time.”
The first seascopic community to be established in Queensland was in the 1950s.
Since then, there have been several smaller communities established around the world, but in Queensland the seaboards are thriving.
The number of seasiders has increased from 1,000 in 2011 to almost 10,000 now.
The seasides beaches have been popular with tourists and seascompanies, including