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These pictures were taken at Goolwa and Middleton beaches at the end of January 2012 – the end of the summer season. Goolwa and Middleton, and the nearby town of Victor Harbor, are traditional summer holiday places for people from Adelaide. The towns are a combination of retirees (God’s waiting room, as they say) and holiday homes. This is where the “schoolies week” is held in South Australia. Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide, this area is very accessible even for a day-trip, and is often a couple of degrees cooler – very important in an Australian summer.
leave nothing but footprints (which are quickly washed away)
swim between the flags
jumping off the rocks into the surf
dog chasing ball
where are the chips? Being held hostage in the car by a flock of seagulls....
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at the water's edge
ripples in the sand
As a child I had a horror of seaweed. I would never go into the ocean if there was any seaweed around – I refused to walk through it, fearing it would wrap around my ankles – or worse, there would be a crab hiding in it to pinch my toes. I have a vague memory of that actually happening which might have started my concern – but I might have invented that memory!
However, seaweed on the beach – before it dries out into rotting smelling brown mounds, is actually quite fascinating – interesting colours, textures and forms. These were taken at Goolwa and Middleton in South Australia.
an abstract sandcastle made by someone before we arrived
a naturally orange sponge
the brown seaweed at the bottom of the picture looks like swordfish blades
underside of same shell
a dinosaur nest! of sponges
a natural "smiley face"
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