Friday, 17 August 2018

Beautiful Batemans Bay

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!
Meg




14 comments:

  1. That strip of white quartz looks so interesting in the rocks. What a beautiful little spot to stop and enjoy a winters day.

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    1. It was so peaceful, Kathy, and very beautiful. It was the first time we have visited the south coast of NSW and we are keen to go back again and discover more. Meg:)

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  2. Wow! Spectacular photos! That place looks like a real treasure. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was such a gorgeous day and a beautiful place to explore. Have a lovely weekend, Stephenie. Meg ☺

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  3. Rockpools...sigh! I could do with a paddle in a rock pool and a meander along a beach.

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    1. The rock pools were filled with really diverse seaweeds, Lucy. Great place to explore. Meg:)

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  4. Looks a beautiful stunning place, thank you for sharing.

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    1. We have never ventured along the south coast near Canberra before, Marlene, so this beautiful place was a very lovely discovery. I'd love to go back some day. Meg:)

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  5. Beautiful photos. I especially like the one of the tiny bay edged with pebbles. It looks so calm and serene. Thank you for sharing, Meg.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 😊

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    1. Thanks, Nil. That little pebbly bay was so gorgeous, my favourite too. Meg:)

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  6. These are such enticing pictures. I just want to dip my toe into the water, and go explore a rock pool myself! I'm glad you had a wonderful family day, at the bay.

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    1. Very enticing indeed! I think it would be beautiful swimming when the weather warms up. Meg:)

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