its summer, its cold

I have stayed away from walking amongst the coastal rocks. The  cold, south-westerly winds have been continual and persistent.  Some of the gusts  have been  close to gale force. I haven't been making many photos along the littoral zone as I have been walking in the bushland  to shelter from the wind. 

It was only occasionally during  the late spring month of November  that I would  do the coastal littoral zone walk with a camera in the late afternoon: --- the conditions were that  the wind had dropped, it was overcast, and there was some warmth. 

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. 

Mouth of the Inman River

My recent early morning walks with Kayla  have been on sand to gently strengthen my leg after the infection. I usually walk from Kent Reserve to the Granite causeway along Esplanade Beach, then back again along the footpath path.

 It's usually sunrise when I   cross the mouth of the Inman River near the caravan park:

I still need to avoid walking amongst  the coastal  rocks west of Petrel Cove because if I trip and fall  I may damage the  just healed  infected skin graft.  It is best to be overly cautious. Walking to Dep's Beach   or  to the rocks at the bottom of Kings Beach Rd are off limits. It is walking on the flat, hard sandy  surface of the beach for the moment to build up the muscle strength in my leg.