flowing water

It has been a wet and stormy spring during  September,  and we  have tended to avoid walking along coastal rocks  because of the  gale force winds and the frequent squalls. The poodlewalks  have  been driven by the need to seek  shelter   in the local bushland  from the squalls and wind. 

On the few fine days we have had we have  walked along the coastal zone.   The light has changed with daylight saving and the light is still intense and bright  at 5pm.  This photos was made just before daylight saving. I sat on the rocks and watched the big waves surge across the rocks

 It was only the occasional large wave that  surged over the rocks. So I had to be patient, wait, and watch the sea.  

a day after the storm

Winter is now easing into spring.The light is changing,  sunrise is much earlier, the sun is shifting more to the south  and the light  is becoming much more intense and contrasty earlier in the morning.   

We continue to stay close to home apart from going on the Lavender Trail camps.   The final one is one is in  September at Clare. 

 We experienced a big storm front that swept across South Australia in late August bringing rain,  wild seas and gale force winds. Maleko and  I wandered along the coastal rocks on the afternoon  after the storm had passed.  

I made a video of the surging waves using the iPhone as well as  an abstract

foam + granite

Below is a picture of foam and granite along the coastal rocks just west of Petrel Cove on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula. 

 It was made on a day  after the big storm in early May.  Though the  storm had passed  the seas were still surging and they  were too rough for the surfers.  The 2 metre high waves dumped,  rather than rolled into the shore.  

The picture  above refers back to this earlier  picture of foam as well as  to this one.   This is what the littoral zone looks like during,  or just after,  a big storm from the south west.   The foam quickly vanishes. 

seaweed + granite

The picture below was made whilst I was on a  recent  late afternoon  poodlewalk along the granite rocks at the foot fo the cliffs near Kings Beach.  Maleko was with me:

There was some cloud cover that afternoon,   due to a strong south westerly wind blowing. The sun kept popping in and out of the clouds. There were a few drizzly showers the following morning  when I was walking the poodles along a backcountry road.