On a cold but sunny Winter's day, we drove east from Canberra, to explore a little of the south coast. Two hours on and we found ourselves in beautiful Batemans Bay. Rugged up in our keep-out-the-cold jackets, jeans, socks and boots we found a quiet beach and walked from there over the shoreline rocks, discovering one tiny bay after another.
Sunlight on the water.
Cloud cover momentarily hides the sun.
A 'stream' of white quartz.
A distinct feature of the rocks.
One such little bay, its shoreline edged with sea-rounded pebbles, was so serene and still. The only sound, when our feet weren't crunching over them, was the 'hush' of those pebbles as the water gently rose and fell over them. I could have sat there and listened to that sound for hours!
Tiny bay edged with pebbles.
A sea-weathered trunk.
Rock pools edged in pink and filled with seaweeds.
Seaweed strands of pale green 'beads'.
Sunlight sparkles on a calm water beach.
We shed our jackets and our boots eventually, the warmth from the sun and the walk itself making its way through our layers. We even dipped a toe or three into the clear and icy water. Couldn't resist! There is something about the sea ...
Have a lovely weekend wherever you may go exploring!