Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week, surprise, surprise, we're back at the beach.
This week: Semaphore South, a couple of days after the storm and the king tide.
just a small section of the seaweed that got dumped on shore by the preceding storm. It looks like a fairly evenly spread thin blanket, but is actually quite deep in some places.
the waves were choppy, but low. I was hoping for some crashing high waves, but the wind was too low, almost non-existent. And not at all cold.
at the breakwater, where sky and horizon are almost the same shade of grey.
a lone kayaker setting out to challenge the waves.
some of the seaweed was in higher mounds, I imagine most of it was straight after the ocean dumped it there, and a lot of it has already washed back out to sea. Those mounds are quite firmly packed and can be climbed on and walked across.
The seagulls were having a great time foraging.
more choppy waves.
I always called these joined shells angel wings when I was little.
a metal detector, hard at work, but finding nothing.
the lovely couple operating the metal detector. I forgot to ask their names, but we had a lovely chat about things he'd found in the past and the single coin he'd found today. A two cent piece, long ago removed from circulation here in Australia. I asked if they'd like to be on the internet and they said, "why not?"
this mound of seaweed was almost as high as my chest. About a metre or so.
there were many mounds of all sizes dotted around the sand.
here's my foot sinking in as I walked across the 'blanket'
this is one of the lookouts where you can sit and watch the ocean, see the greenery on the right?
down under all that green is a hiding place for snakes, so when winter is over and things are warming up in spring, best to be careful around coastal greenery.
I'm not sure what these birds are, but they were all watching the waves very intently.
there is a house for sale along this stretch of the Esplanade and if you bought it, this would be your view from your balcony.