In 2002 I lived very close to Semaphore Beach for a few months. I rented a flat above a shop and would sit on the balcony in the evenings or early mornings and watch the huge container ships coming or going from Outer Harbor.
Seeing the fancy kites flying along the beach was also something I enjoyed.
I lived less than 5 minutes walk from the beach itself and on hot days I would walk down to the water and wade in, clothes and all, splash around for a bit, then walk back home, dripping wet.
I went back for another look at the beach after I'd finished wandering around the Fisherman's Wharf Markets.
This section you see here is where the Semaphore markets are held on the first(?) Sunday of each month during the summer.
I've always called it the Angel Tower. It's directly in line with the jetty. (pier)
The pavilion further over has tables with bench seats for eating your fish'n'chip lunch or just sitting....
The greenery you see is typical of Australia's coastal growth, this section is covering the dunes between the grassed area and the sand.
It probably isn't all that long, but if you're a little kid standing at the sand edge and looking along the jetty, it might seem to go on for miles.
It's a popular fishing spot with quite a variety of fish being caught at different times throughout the year.
If your catch is too small, you have to toss it back and catch it again next season.
This also says that any female crabs with eggs MUST be returned to the water immediately.
I once had a recipe for curry crab which uses blue swimmer crabs, but I can't find it now.
I'm thinking of having it enlarged and framed, I just need to decide what size.
You'll be seeing those photos in another post.
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