colour

I   wandered around exploring the western edge of Deps Beach  whilst  waiting for Suzanne to finish chatting with a friend  one Sunday morning.  I started  photographing the various strips of seaweed lying in the sand with my makeshift macro camera:   

I was fascinated by the colour of these  seaweed strips  in the early morning light. I had never seen this type of seaweed before. It was all over the sand at the western edge  of the beach. 

foam

The big rolling waves, caused  by the strong south-easterly winds,  resulted in  the southern ocean foaming up when it crashed against the coastal rocks. You don't see this very foam, or the extent of it,  often along this coast of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.   

Of all the Australian beach icons ---the lifesaver, the beach belle and the beach bum, the surfer and the sunbather--- you occasionally see the surfer at this beach. There are no beachobatics as photographed on Bondi by George Caddy in the late 1930s. 

The beach icon at Deps Beach is the dog walker in the early morning our later afternoon.  It's not even families at play, since it is not a safe beach due to the strong rips along this part of the coast.